If family sagas are your thing this is the book for you. The Bigelows and the Hilyard clans come to the cape in the early history of America. This book follows the families as their families intertwine until the present day.
Two families, both carried by the Mayflower across stormy seas..both destined to generations of proud leadership, shameful intrigue, and passion for the rocky crest of land that became their heritage...
This is the story of the Bigelow and Hilyard clns, from their first years on America's shores, through the fury of her wars and the glory of her triumphs, to our own time when young Geoff Hilyard must fight to save both his marriage to a Bigelow heir and the windswept coast he loves. It is a struggle that will take him deep into the past, to a centuries-old feud that never died.
...And on a dangerous quest for a priceless relic of American history that has lain hidden in the Cape for over two hundred years.
Two families ,carried by the Mayflower across stormy seas... through generations of leadership, intrigue, and passion to our own time.
It takes us back deep into the past to a centuries old feud and a quest for a priceless relic of American history.
History-suspense-memorable characters---(from the back of the book)
Again, as in all of Martin's books I was overwhelmingly pleased. I have read all of his books at this point. They are thoroughly researched and set out in a "Michener" type of scope. He gives a great lay of the land, spirit of the people and feel for the times. With this Cape Cod book the Indians are a main part of the plot and they were in real history. The exception is this time they are portrayed a lot more fairly. The maps on the inside of front and back covers are extremely helpful, since the names and coast line have changed since that time.
If you are looking for an engrossing read, this could be the one you are looking for.
All William Martin's books are exceptional. I enjoyed reading the history of CAPE COD from it's earliest to the present. Mr Martin always throws in a mystery that makes the reading of historical fiction so enjoyable.
Cape Cod is a great book for history buffs. It gives you a a mental picture of what our four fathers went through plus a great story to go with it. It is especially thrilling if you have been to the Cape and know the places they talk about in the story.