I received a free copy of A Newfound Land from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for my honest review.
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This is the fourth book in the ongoing Graham saga (this is the third volume that I have read) and it finds our hero and heroine having settled in the woods of Maryland in 1670. They have cleared enough land to have a small house and be somewhat self sufficient and Alexandra and Matthew do have neighbors somewhat close by with whom they cooperate. But things are not perfect in the New World as they face some old enemies and find some new ones.
I like these characters – Alexandra has time traveled back from the future present. In her world it is 2016 but she has adapted well to living in the 17th century. Matthew is a man’s man but he accepts his wife’s strange notions of a woman’s “equality.” He respects her intelligence and they are a very loving couple – as can be determined by all of the children running around. Their relationship rings true though and doesn’t come across as forced either in dialog or to move the plot along.
This book finds them dealing with issues of adjusting to the New World, dealing with Mathew’s older son’s indiscretions, Indians and the slave trade. It’s not a easy world and the book takes on the hard issues with well researched and well written storylines. I was engrossed from the first page until the last and will look forward to the ongoing adventures of the Grahams. Ms. Belfrage keeps her readers fully engaged in her tale with well developed and very human characters dealing with life’s reality in all its grit and glory.
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Disclosure: I received a free copy of A Newfound Land from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for my honest review. I received no compensation for this post.