My Father's Kingdom: A Novel of Puritan New England

My Father's Kingdom: A Novel of Puritan New England
: James W. George
: 202
: Fiction : General
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“Tormented visions, Puritanical plots, and lost love all figure into the spirited narrative that brings the book’s players alive — fully-fleshed human beings instead of mere footnotes in a dry, dusty history tome…This is a tale that will fully engage you on every level… This is high historical drama handled wonderfully by first-time author James W. George”
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Faith. Love. Murder. Prophecy. War…

In 1620 more than one hundred devout men and women crossed the treacherous Atlantic Ocean and established a colony in the New World where they could build a righteous and Godly society. Without the fortuitous friendship of the Wampanoag people and their charismatic leader Massasoit, however, it is doubtful the holy experiment would have survived.
Fifty years later Plimoth Colony has not only survived, it has prospered, and more and more Englishmen are immigrating to New England. The blessed alliance with the Wampanoag, however, is in severe jeopardy. Massasoit has passed away along with most of the original settlers of Plimoth Colony, and their children and grandchildren have very different ideas about their historic friendship.

Thrust into the center of events is Reverend Israel Brewster, an idealistic young minister with a famous grandfather and a tragic past. Meanwhile, Massasoit’s son, known as “King Philip” by the English, is tormented by both the present and the past. He is watching the resources and culture of the Wampanoag nation fade away at the hands of the English and desperately wishes to restore hope and security to his people.

In a world of religious fervor, devastating sickness, and incessant greed, can the alliance of their forefathers survive? Or will New England feel the wrath of tragic, bloody war?

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