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Review: The Brief and True Report of Temperance Flowerdew by Denise Heinze

The Brief and True Report of Temperance Flowerdew by Denise Heinze is a short (hey, the title doesn't lie) and vibrant read about two women surviving in the starving Jamestown colony in 1609. Temperance Flowerdew and her maid, Lily, set out with the Virginia Company fleet to sail across the ocean for a second chance… Continue reading Review: The Brief and True Report of Temperance Flowerdew by Denise Heinze

historical fiction, history

Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestowne

The Williamsburg area is rich with history - it is called the historic triangle: Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. We didn't get up to Yorktown this time, but we did get a cab down to Jamestown Settlement. The Jamestown museum, Powhatan village re-creation, and Jamestown village rec-reation is actually a different sight from historic Jamestowne (aka… Continue reading Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestowne

historical fiction, history

Colonial Williamsburg – Oct 30 & 31, 2015

You'd think that living on the East Coast my entire life, I would have been to Williamsburg at some point. But no! At 28, I was finally able to go and I absolutely loved it (as expected). I wish I could have spent more time there--and will most definitely go back at some point (we… Continue reading Colonial Williamsburg – Oct 30 & 31, 2015