James Otis wrote a series of books depicting life in the new colonies, written from a child’s point of view. Ruth of Boston is the story of 12 year old Ruth, coming from London to live in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It gives accounts of what a girl’s daily life might have been like during the beginnings of this colony.
This is a lovely book that takes you into the life a girl in 1630 as she experiences the harsh times she lives in. Written as a journal you are taken through a series of events and learn about the settlement and how she works in the home. You are taken on a journey that makes you feel you are there seeing and learning how to make things like soap, thread from flax and much more. A most enjoyable book that would be good for both child and adult to listen to or read.
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