Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa Klein
Details: Hardcover, 336 pages
Published: October 12th 2010 by Bloomsbury
Source: I got it from a friend
My Rating: 3/5
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Summary: Lady Catherine is one of Queen Elizabeth's favorite court maidens—until her forbidden romance with Sir Walter Ralegh is discovered. In a bitter twist of irony, the jealous queen banishes Cate to Ralegh's colony of Roanoke, in the New World. Ralegh pledges to come for Cate, but as the months stretch out, Cate begins to doubt his promise and his love. Instead it is Manteo, a Croatoan Indian, whom the colonists—and Cate—increasingly turn to. Yet just as Cate's longings for England and Ralegh fade and she discovers a new love in Manteo, Ralegh will finally set sail for the New World.
Seamlessly weaving together fact with fiction, Lisa Klein's newest historical drama is an engrossing tale of adventure and forbidden love—kindled by one of the most famous mysteries in American history: the fate of the settlers at Roanoke, who disappeared without a trace forty years before the Pilgrims would set foot in Plymouth.
My Review: Cate was one of Queen Elizabeth's favorite court maidens until she fell for Sir Walter Ralegh and is sent away. She is strong and brave and forced to start a challenging and terrifying life in a new place where she doesn't know if she, or anyone else, will survive.
Cate of the Lost Colony is an incredible and well written story with love and adventure. I was pulled right in from the start.
If you like historical fiction, there is a good chance you will enjoy this book. I will definitely be reading more by Lisa in the future.