When the Moon Has No More Silver by Connie Lapallo
Picking up around the time Cecily finally made it to Jamestown, When the Moon Has No More Silver is the continuing story of the early years of the colony, focused on the women and children and told from the point of view of one of the original settlers (Cecily’s mother Joan). The book ends right around the time the Peace of Pocahontas ended. The writing is very descriptive and goes at a relatively slow pace which really works well for the topic. The research in impeccable. The author is descended from various settlers (including the narrator) so it was partly a genealogy project for her so she wanted to get it as correct as possible. There is an entire section at the end explaining which few characters are fiction, short bios of some of the Jamestown settlers, primary source quotes, explanations of various things included in the book, and much more. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in colonization and Jamestown in particular. You do not have to read the first book (Dark Enough to See the Stars in a Jamestown Sky) for this one to make sense, but I’d recommend reading it first anyway.
5 (out of 5) Stars
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