Roanoke: The Lost Colony by Angela Elwell Hunt

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/ 5


In 1587, a fleet of English ships set sail for the Virginia colony. During a storm, one ship became separated from the others and was never seen again. The settlers on board were presumed lost at sea, but there is both historical and legendary evidence that the colonists actually founded the Roanoke colony. 

Veteran novelist Hunt (“Theyn Chronicles”) reimagines this slice of Colonial history through the eyes of Jocelyn White, a newlywed reluctant to leave her home in England for the wild shores of the New World. White’s journey is fraught with danger, but her dependence on God and God’s providence carry her safely through.


Wow!!! I really cannot say enough great things about this book. There were times that some of the characters frustrated me a little bit but the author made those characters grow and meld into beautiful people by the end. 

Which brings me to the conclusion…

I loved the ending to this book! The author seemed to wrap everything up perfectly and give the story and characters the resolutions they deserved. This ended up being one of those books that I had to sit and absorb after I finished with it because there was so much to think about. If you are interested in historical fiction then start on this book right away.

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