Virgin Earth: A Novel (2) (Tradescant Novels)

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As England descends into civil war, John Tradescant the Younger, gardener to King Charles I, finds his loyalties in question, his status an ever-growing danger to his family. Fearing royal defeat and determined to avoid serving the rebels, John escapes to the royalist colony of Virginia, a land bursting with fertility that stirs his passion for botany. Only the native American peoples understand the forest, and John is drawn to their way of life just as they come into fatal conflict with the colonial settlers. Torn between his loyalty to his country and family and his love for a Powhatan girl who embodies the freedom he seeks, John has to find himself before he is prepared to choose his direction in the virgin land.In this enthralling, freestanding sequel to Earthly Joys, Gregory combines a wealth of gardening knowledge with a haunting love story that spans two continents and two cultures, making Virgin Earth a tour de force of revolutionary politics and passionate characters.

Romantic Times - Kathe Robin

Phillippa Gregory's Virgin Earth brings readers on one man's journey through political crisis, personal growth and a unique depiction of colonial life. Readers will marvel at this historical fiction masterpiece and once more thrill to Ms. Gregory's skill as a storyteller.

Author : Gregory, Philippa

Publisher : Washington Square Press

Published Year : 2006-04-05T00:00:01Z

Edition : Reprint

Format : Paperback, 661 pages

Language : en_US

Dimensions : Height: 8 Inches, Length: 5.25 Inches, Weight: 1.16 Pounds, Width: 1.6 Inches

ISBN : 0743272536

ISBN13 : 9780743272537


Overview :

As England descends into civil war, John Tradescant the Younger, gardener to King Charles I, finds his loyalties in question, his status an ever-growing danger to his family. Fearing royal defeat and determined to avoid serving the rebels, John escapes to the royalist colony of Virginia, a land bursting with fertility that stirs his passion for botany. Only the native American peoples understand the forest, and John is drawn to their way of life just as they come into fatal conflict with the colonial settlers. Torn between his loyalty to his country and family and his love for a Powhatan girl who embodies the freedom he seeks, John has to find himself before he is prepared to choose his direction in the virgin land.

In this enthralling, freestanding sequel to Earthly Joys, Gregory combines a wealth of gardening knowledge with a haunting love story that spans two continents and two cultures, making Virgin Earth a tour de force of revolutionary politics and passionate characters.