In 1631 Elizabeth Winthrop, newly widowed with an infant daughter, set
sail for the New World. Against a background of rigidity and conformity, she dared to befriend Anne Hutchinson at the moment of her banishment
from the Massachusetts Bay Colony; dared to challenge a determined army
captain bent on the massacre of her friends, the Siwanoy Indians; and above all, dared to love a man as her heart and her whole being
commanded. As a response to this almost unmatched courage and
vitality, Governor John Winthrop came to refer to this woman in the
historical records of the time as his unregenerate niece.
Seton’s riveting historical novel portrays the fortitude, humiliation,
and ultimate triumph of the Winthrop woman, who believed in a concept of
happiness transcending that of her own day. Download and start listening now!