Waiting on Wednesday: Cate of the Lost Colony

Jul 14, 2010

"The greatest unsolved mystery of American history--what happened to all the colonists who landed on Roanoke Island in 1587?" Lady Catherine is one of Queen Elizabeth's favorite court maidens—until her forbidden romance with Sir Walter Ralegh is discovered. In a bitter twist of irony, the jealous queen banishes Cate to Ralegh's colony of Roanoke, in the New World. Ralegh pledges to come for Cate, but as the months stretch out, Cate begins to doubt his promise and his love. Instead it is Manteo, a Croatoan Indian, whom the colonists—and Cate—increasingly turn to. Yet just as Cate's longings for England and Ralegh fade and she discovers a new love in Manteo, Ralegh will finally set sail for the New World. Seamlessly weaving together fact with fiction, Lisa Klein's newest historical drama is an engrossing tale of adventure and forbidden love—kindled by one of the most famous mysteries in American history: the fate of the settlers at Roanoke, who disappeared without a trace forty years before the Pilgrims would set foot in Plymouth.
Lisa Klein is a brilliant author! I have read her book Ophelia and Lady Macbeth's Daughter and fell in love with both. I am not one who usually enjoys Shakespeare, but her "twist" on it is wonderful. They are not written in the Shakespeare language don't worry!

Cate of the Lost Colony is her second non-Shakespeare themed book and I am stoked! Have you read any of her books?

Coming October 23, 2009


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