Monday, May 21, 2012

Mariah's Quest

The year is 1753 and the Harwood sisters have arrived in Baltimore from England to become indentured servants to save their bankrupt father. Mariah, the middle sister, isn't quite as selfless as her sisters, deciding to move to America since her families bankruptcy has ruined any chance of a suitable match. When Mariah's papers are bought by a handsome plantation heir, she thinks her future is set. But, being a governess to Colin's younger sisters proves to be different than she thought. Through servitude, Mariah learns that she cannot control her life and must learn to rely on God, a lesson we all need to be reminded of. Set during the French Indian war, Mariah's Quest is a nice historical fiction tale. I like how the story showed how life could of been like if you lived during the 1700's. I hadn't read a whole lot (outside of history textbooks) about this period in our history, so I found the parts regarding the war especially interesting. You don't have to be into history to enjoy this story. If you are looking for a easy summer read, this is the book for you!

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