Abraham's Journal is a 568-page historical novel that takes place in New England during the time of the Pilgrims and early settlers of our country. It is the story of Abraham Blish, 1616-1683, a wealthy and well-educated young man who, in 1637, after receiving his inheritance, set off on a wondrous adventure in a new land. He sailed to Boston, MA to meet his friend Richard More, 1612-1688, who was a passenger on the 'Mayflower' in 1620 at the young age of 8. It is written that each of these men kept a journal filled with stories about their lives and families and their neighbours, including the many hardships they endured as well as the good times that they shared. Most of the names and dates are factual except for those with criminal intent, and each story is based on an actual event. You will read about love, romance, births, deaths, murder, unusual punishments, religion, hurricanes, earthquakes, and huge snowstorms. "Abraham's Journal" is written for all ages, from 12 to 102 and there is a new chapter for each year of Abraham's life beginning in 1637 and ending in 1683.
Patricia Louise Blish Gould