Sarah on Her Own

Karen M. Coombs, Author Avon Books $3.99 (240p) ISBN 978-0-380-78275-8
This rather melodramatic saga, first in the American Dreams series, is unlikely to linger long in the reader's memory. On the ship from England to Jamestown in 1620, orphaned Sarah Douglas's only relative, an aunt, dies of ""the fever."" Alone, Sarah moves to Martin's Hundred, a settlement near Jamestown, where, disgruntled, she tutors children and eventually plants tobacco in hopes of earning her passage back to England. The plot limps along until close to novel's end, when irate Native Americans stage a bloody attack on the settlement; Sarah, unbelievably, witnesses the carnage from a perch in a tree. Coombs (Saving Casey) closes her tale predictably: the settlers avenge the gruesome assault and Sarah agrees to marry a kind man. Sarah's bond to the New World is thereby cemented, but the story has little to similarly tether the reader's interest. Ages 12-up. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 03/04/1996
Release date: 03/01/1996
Show other formats
FORMATS
Prebound-Other - 216 pages - 978-0-606-09818-2
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.