This book was meticulously researched and an interesting enough read.
John Demos has created a very approachable and unusual narrative of dramatic events on the New England frontier in the early 1700's.
It's not a family story, it's the author's interpretation of the story, which to me is far less valuable.
An interesting, well-researched story; but for this reader, much too much conjecture. The words perhaps, maybe, probably , could, likely, abound much too much. Read morePublished 2 months ago by adeamus
Demos gets us into the thoughts, as much as possible from the existing record, of Puritans, Indians, Catholics, and French, and helps us understand the larger picture of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary
extremely interesting window into religious, tribal and national factions in early American history, especially conflicts betwee Catholics and PuritansPublished 2 months ago by Louis Mazzullo
I enjoyed the historical background and details of the historical figures involved in these true events. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Shirley Monts
Demos combines subjective interpretation with objective historical facts in this account of the Williams family's experience of the French and Indian raid on Deerfield in 1704, but... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shirley Miller
I didn't think a book about getting kidnapped could be dry, but the sheer amount of names and dates bogs down an otherwise interesting story. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Meghan klassen
Not enough of the actual story. Way too much of the author analyzing the motives of the captive and her father. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sharolyn Evans
Captivity stories of American settlers abound. This one was especially well done because it examines the situation from all the varied points of view, while it gives you a close... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Y2KBOY