Ellinor grows up the pampered child of a country squire in Lincolnshire, England. As a young woman she leaves this life to follow the difficult, mercurial man she loves. Her life becomes increasingly more challenging as she endures poverty and the result of the poor decisions of her husband. Eventually, he escapes possible imprisonment by taking Ellinor and their two adolescent sons across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. There she becomes part of the most notorious family recorded in Plymouth’s history. Women in that time had no voice, but Ellinor finds hers as she courageously lives a life filled with problems, heartache, tragedy and eventually fulfillment.
About the Author
Anita Martin-Harvey is the direct descendant of the woman in this book. While married to her first husband, a minister, she raised ten children, five by birth and five by adoption from Korea. After the children were grown, she returned to school, finished her undergraduate degree and earned a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. As a single person she moved to the San Francisco Bay area and had a career in vocational rehabilitation counseling and was a rehabilitation coordinator for a large corporation. She retired in 2000 and married the love of her life, Norman Harvey. They moved to the foothills of the Sierra. She lost Norm in 2013, but continues to live in Sonora where she enjoys reading, writing and many creative activities with her friends.