by Angela Hunt
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Roanoke by Angela Hunt

In 1587, a group of colonists set sail from England, bound for Virginia, to establish the first English colony in the New World. They never made it to Virginia, but settled on Roanoke Island. John White, the colony's founder, sailed away, promising to return. By the time he did return, the colonists had vanished.

Angela Hunt has pieced together historical records, folklore, and fact to create this compelling story of what most likely did happen to the colonists on Roanoke Island, while at the same time weaving a tale of God's mercy and grace.

"An unforgettable journey . . .[that] will certainly intrigue and encourage!" -- Beverly LaHaye

"Powerful stories rich with historical detail and compelling characters." -- --Francine Rivers, novelist

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149330294
Publisher: HuntHaven Press
Publication date: 06/10/2014
Series: Keepers of the Ring Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 494
Sales rank: 1,290
File size: 399 KB

About the Author

Christy-award winner Angela Hunt is the best-selling author of more than 130 books, including THE TALE OF THREE TREES, THE NOTE, and PASSING STRANGERS. She spends weekdays writing and weekends taking professional portraits of amazing men, women, children, and shelter dogs. She enjoys sleeping, singing, and scrubbing toilets because housework keeps her honest. She and her husband live in Florida with two drooling English mastiffs and are frequently visited by the Grandest Baby in all the world.

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Roanoke 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very interesting story of what could have happened to the settlers at Roanoke. I found myself quite wrapped up in the lives of the characters, wanting to find out what happened next. At times the book was a little too religiously philosophical for me but then I assume that if you travel to a new land to bring Christ teachings, you would be wondering about God's purpose for you in a daily basis. I was frustrated by Thomas and found myself a little bored by his stubbornness. But in all this is a very good book. You will find yourself frustrated at times but if you are a lover of historical fiction you need to read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love history and I love this story of what could have happened. Just like so many other people I have been interested in the lost colony since I was a little kid, and Angela Hunt this story to life so well it makes the reader think that it very well could have been this way. It's a very sad story but also very inspiring, and all through the book there are time when you think Thomas will soften his heart and show Jocelyn that he does love her, but not until the end of the book does he tell her how he feels about her, they only had two weeks to catch up on twenty years, but I bet it was the happiest two weeks in both of their lives knowing that they were soul-mates and they will be together for eternity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wet well written and stayed true to historical period
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Large religous overtone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very real characters--no cardboard cutouts. Historical fiction, great story about colonists!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good book. I couldn't put it down. Kathy weekly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very sad but well written. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written. I found myself relating to the characters in unexpected ways. I only wish that we could somehow know the answers to the questions about the colonists at Roanoke .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very large religious over tone. It lagged in the middle. It took 20 years for 2 people to put aside their differences. Good on the fact that it showed what it was like in the past.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story began to lag in the middle.
Anonymous 4 days ago
The book was masterfully written bringing historical events to life!
Anonymous 11 days ago
I couldn't stop reading it!! Pulled me in from beginning to end
Anonymous 16 days ago
With a title like Roanoke: The Lost Colony, I was expecting some sort of historical speculation or adventure. Maybe it picks up and something happens in the last bit of the book, but I'm halfway through and there has been nothing but a very dull, dry seventeen year old and thirty year old mooning over each other, the ocean trip and colony being exactly like the Mayflower story is usually told, even though these are two different events. The "romance" is forced. Everything is told rather than shown.
Anonymous 23 days ago
A good balance of history and fiction with enough detail to make you believe in and care about the main characters. Well written and steadily paced.
Anonymous 25 days ago
The story was interesting enough, particularly if you're into history like I am. If you're looking for romance this book is not for you. The lead male character was ridiculous in his attitude and had little character development throughout the book. The plot dragged some, but all in all a decent read.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Very good and easy read, all the while holding your attention wondering what will happen next.
Anonymous 4 months ago
The characters and narrative are so well developed from thorough research of that time in history----it is difficult to remember that it is fiction.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Kept me interested from the beginning. The action was so real I felt like I was there. Sad ending.
Anonymous 5 months ago
This was a great read! I’m a lover of history and thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I'm a sucker for historical fiction, and this book did not disappoint. Definitely recommend
Anonymous 5 months ago
Fact and fiction wove seamlessly into a story that has everything.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Great read
Anonymous 7 months ago
Being based on historical accounts, I was drawn to the book. I think the author did a fine job of creating an interesting story and it kept bringing me back
Anonymous 10 months ago
This book was so boring and too slow. It got interesting in last 30 pages. Even for me, this book was too religious. Thomas's self loathing and strict rules were ridiculous.
Anonymous 10 months ago
If you would like to know what your ancesters went thru to settle the new world, please read this book. It evokes every emotion of your life. Highly recommend. CB