Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton
I had read this book many many years ago and searched high and wide for it, never knowing that this book, the one on my "to-read" list, was THE book.
The Winthrop woman is Elizabeth Winthrop, niece and daughter-in-law to Massachusetts Bay Colony founder John Winthrop. This book tells her story. How she grew up; her first love; her first marriage; moving to the colonies with her family; her second marriage and her true love.
This book is the reason I am so obsessed with history. At least in my opinion it is. I remember reading this book a long time ago and being transfixed by her story, by the word she lived in. It was then that I knew I wanted to study history, even if I haven't gotten around to it yet.