John Rolfe of Virginia: A Novel
It was a near miracle that John Rolfe reached Virginia in 1610 after shipwreck in Bermuda. What he found was starvation, disease, Indian attacks, and a desire among the colonists to return to England.
This novel tells the story of early Virginia as it was experienced by John Rolfe himself: how the shipwreck survivors managed to complete their voyage, meet the challenge of the war with Chief Powhatan, and win the struggle for economic survival.
Rolfe's marriage to Pocahontas brought the blessing of peace to the colony. The birth of their son Thomas provided the hope that their aspirations would live on in the lives of their descendants.