I just completed a book about the life of Anne Bradstreet. I usually have some trouble keeping interested in biographies, but I really enjoyed this book.
She was quite a woman. Anne came to the American colonies when she was only 18. She really did not want to leave home, but she knew if she stayed behind she would probably never see her parents or siblings ever again. She was not a strong and healthy person. She tended to be weak healthwise. Through all her trials and tribulations she never turned away from God.
Anne was a poet. She wrote many poems in a day when women were looked down on for things like that. One person had said that she was better suited with needles in her hand instead of a pen. I believe God gave her the poetry and she had to write it.
When I had finished this book, our son and I started readed her poems in his American literature book. There were a few in the biography, but I got to read many more because of my sons literature book. Her poems will touch your heart.
I totally recommend this book to others to read. It will make you appreciate our forefathers greatly. They sacrificed so much to get this country started.
I received this book free of charge from Thomas Nelson's Book Sneeze program.