- Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard (1969)
- ASIN: B000GO7FI0
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,494,929 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Constance A Story of Early Plymouth Hardcover – 1969
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Lately I've been revisiting some of my favorite books from my younger years, and this was one of them. I was rather disappointed that it wasn't as awesome as I remembered it, and even more disappointed to realize that a fair amount of historical liberties had been taken, probably to try to make the story more appealing to young people. I still love the idea of a book in journal form, from the POV of one of the younger Pilgrims, but Constance's story should've been interesting enough without trying to turn her into some silly 20th century flirt. Her coquettish behavior is also a juxtaposition to the heavy real history interspersed throughout.
I honestly feel there were a bit too many historical liberties taken for the sake of the story. For example, we don't know exactly when Oceanus or Damaris Hopkins died, but we do know that it was before 1627. Ms. Clapp has little Oceanus dying in 1623 and Damaris dying during that terrible first Winter in Plymouth. I always believed Damaris was one of the victims of that first Winter, yet she's not on the list of victims. And while it's a historical fact that the Hopkins' servants Edward Dotey and Edward Leister, "the Two Teds," fought the first duel in Plymouth, the reason isn't recorded. Ms. Clapp portrays it as them fighting over Constance, who's led both of them on. I somehow feel that's a bit of a stretch.Read more ›
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Great read. Written for teen readers of historical fiction, it stays close to the known storyline of the life of Constance Hopkins, who was one of the Mayflower passengers to the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Suzanne T.
I bought this book because Constance is on my family tree. The book is easy to read and tells her story. It was hard to put down.Published 11 months ago by Letha
Constance Snow was my 9th great grandmother and this book is highly fictionalized. It does share the hardships faced by a young girl growing up in the new world.Published 16 months ago by Lyndon B. James
Although this book is written for age 10 and up...at age 54 I thoroughly enjoyed it! Perfect seasonal read for November. Charming story and yet historical in nature. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Windy Here
I absolutely love this book! The author does a great job. It's story that is both funny and romantic. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Lulu28