Almost Home is the story of the pilgrims' journey to America and of God's providence and provision.
Several of the characters in the story—Mary Chilton, Constance Hopkins, and Elizabeth Tilley—were actual passengers on the Mayflower. Mary Chilton was a young girl when she left her home in Holland and traveled to America onboard the Mayflower with her parents. The journey was filled with trials, joys, and some surprises, but when she reached the New World, she experienced a new life, new freedom, and new home.
Wendy Lawton has taken the facts of the pilgrims' journey to the New World, and from this information filled in personal details to create a genuine and heart-warming story.
This well-researched and well-written book tells the Pilgrim story -- a story of persecution, hardship, determination, and faith in God -- as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Mary Chilton. Must reading for young ladies.
-Eugene A. Fortine, Governor General of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants