Lives of Our Mothers

by Darlene Porter



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/12/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9781543434071
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9781543434088
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9781543434064

About the Book

This first book of a forthcoming trilogy introduces Susannah (Mary) Wiggin as a child. We see the pivotal events of her young life that becomes a motivation for many of her life decisions. The action takes her across the Atlantic, amid life-threatening storms and through the Great Colonial hurricane of 1635. While in Boston, she experiences the harshness of the puritanical government. Later, Mary and her family trek through the Western wilderness to establish a new colony free from religious oppression. One bright, sunny morning, Mary almost loses her toddler to a fearsome Pequot warrior. That interaction carries over into the second book. This debut volume ends with Reverend Hooker’s company symbolically breaking away from the Puritan rules by singing hymns of thanksgiving as the group crests the valley of their promised land, Hartford, Connecticut. The series creates a panorama of how women lived, loved, and lost in the seventeenth century.

About the Author

Days searching the halls and files of the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City; data from rare books in several different state libraries; information sourced from genealogical societies (some run by blue haired little old ladies in church basements) and, lastly, diligent study from the internet: compilation from all these origins is the content of this book. This study of genealogy brought one ancestor to the author’s attention. She tells multi-faceted, true tales of real women’s lives during an era obscured by the curtain of far distant time. Darlene Porter’s education at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, resulted in the degree of Bachelor’s of Science, Nursing, and a minor in history. The author spent 33 years working as an RN. She currently lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with her husband and two fuzzy little dogs.