The Winthrop Woman (Paperback)

By Anya Seton, Philippa Gregory (Foreword by)

Chicago Review Press, 9781556526442, 586pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/20/2014)
Paperback (4/22/2014)
Compact Disc (10/21/2014)
MP3 CD (10/21/2014)

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First published in 1958 and set in the early 17th century, this bestselling noveland follow-up to "Katherine"follows Elizabeth Winthrop, a courageous Puritan woman who finds herself at odds with her heritage and surroundings. A real historical figure, Elizabeth married into the family of Governor John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In those times of hardship, famine, and Indian attacks, many believed that the only way to prosper was through the strong, bigoted, and theocratic government that John Winthrop favored. Defying the government and her family, Elizabeth befriends famous heretic Anne Hutchinson, challenges an army captain, and dares to love as her heart commanded. Through Elizabeth's three marriages, struggles with her passionate beliefs, and countless rebellions, a powerful tale of fortitude, humiliation, and ultimate triumph shines through.

About the Author

Anya Seton was the author of 10bestselling historical romances, including "Avalon, Devil Water, Dragonwyck, Foxfire, Green Darkness, The Hearth and Eagle, Katherine, My Theodosia, "and" The Turquoise.""

Praise For The Winthrop Woman

"Abundant and juicy entertainment."  The New York Times

"Really good fictionalized history [like this] often gives closer reality to a period than do factual records."  Chicago Tribune

"[Seton] animates her characters with imaginitive warmth and has written with knowledge and understanding about a difficult period."  San Francisco Chronicle

"A true page-turner . . . a magnificent book, scrupulously researched, with an unerring instinct for drama and pace."  Historical Novels Review