Cate of the Lost Colony

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In a departure from historic detail, Ralegh, who never visited the colony, sails to Roanoke near the end of the story to try to reclaim his lady. Readers will eagerly await her decision. Gr 7 Up-Cate, 14, is a maid for Queen Elizabeth until her emotions get the best of her. Mine" and sends her to the Tower.

However, the smooth-talking Ralegh is able to convince the queen that the young woman should be sent to America, thinking that he will eventually join her. Clearly this forbidden relationship doesn't evolve, and Cate's life becomes consumed with surviving in Roanoke with hostile Natives threatening to attack. She enlists the help of Manteo to learn their language and, predictably, a romance grows from that. Chapters containing Ralegh's writings and memorandums alternate with those about Cate and Manteo, who is educated in English and charged with negotiations with the Natives.

While the writing is smooth and easy to follow, only true American-history enthusiasts will find this novel interesting enough to read in its entirety. The author's note is helpful in clarifying fact from fiction. Celia Rees's Witch Child Candlewick, is a more interesting story about this period in history.

Thank you for using the catalog. Cate of the Lost Colony. Distributed to the trade by Macmillan Publishers, []. When her dalliance with Sir Walter Ralegh is discovered by Queen Elizabeth in , lady-in-waiting Catherine Archer is banished to the struggling colony of Roanoke, where she and the other English settlers must rely on a Croatoan Indian for their survival. Includes author's note on the mystery surrounding the Lost Colony. Raleigh, Walter, Sir, ?

Elizabeth I, Queen of England, Juvenile fiction. Lumbee Indians -- Juvenile fiction. Orphans -- Juvenile fiction. Roanoke Colony -- Juvenile fiction. Cate of the Lost Colony is the story of Lady Catherine, a girl who's nearly hitting rock bottom thanks to the death of her father and the loss of nearly everything she called home. But, as it turns out her luck is Cate of the Lost Colony is a richly, creatively told story that combines fact and fiction in a way that not only has you learn new details about England, Elizabeth, and Roanoke Island but also leaves you breathless to find out more of what happened to the fictional protagonist of Cate.

But, as it turns out her luck is soon to change when Queen Elizabeth sends her a personal letter asking Cate to be one of her court maidens.

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Cate, thrilled at the news, quickly packs her few belongings, and sets off for court in hope of a new and better life. Though, as it turns out court will bring good, as well as bad things. Good being the fact she makes one of the best friends of her life and quickly becomes one of the queen's favorite and bad being the fact that after an illicit romance with Sir Walter Ralegh she's exiled to the colony of Roanoke, providing a struggle bigger than any other Cate has faced before.

Will Cate be able to save herself, as well as the other lost colonists? Will Sir Walter Ralegh come back and profess his love, or will Cate find someone else? Only time will tell in this highly addictive tale of court drama, forbidden loves, and one incredible teen girl. Cate is one of the bravest and strong willed protagonists I've read about in ages, which left me to have nothing but respect and admiration for this young girl, who manages to have everything taken from her and yet rebuild it all more than once.

I loved the way Cate would never shy away from speaking her feelings, something most girls in her time wouldn't, and how she was always one to come up with a creative new way to get along with the Indians and unite Roanoke as a colony. One of my favorite parts of Cate of the Lost Colony was the relationships she made throughout.

Her friendship with Emme, one of the girls at court, was one of my favorites because it was a fun addition, and their friendship often felt real and not forced. I also loved reading about her connection to Manteo, though I personally would have loved a bit more development to their relationship. The premise is this is great I loved the idea of half of the novel taking place at Roanoke and how it dealt with what happened to the colonists that were left there to fend for themselves and the execution was equally good.

I enjoyed the way the story was separated in three different parts, as well as how greatly of detail and accuracy Klein put into this book. My only complaint about Cate of the Lost Colony would be the way it lagged at times and how some passages sounded a bit like a history book. While it did have those faults, Cate of the Lost Colony is still a book I highly enjoyed and when I can't help but suggest to all you history buffs and historical fiction fans!

I had high hopes for this book. A pretty cover, Elizabethan England, the lost colony of Roanoke, romance, and danger makes for a pretty fantastic build up. I was not disappointed. It's a little slow to start, and one charcter annoyed me, but overall I truly loved this book. The setting was marvelous. I think the author did a fantastic job with the royal setting and what it might have been like to ser I had high hopes for this book.

I think the author did a fantastic job with the royal setting and what it might have been like to serve Queen Elizabeth I. I first had the impression that the book was set more in the colonies, but it's actually about half and half. I was impressed with the descriptions of Roanoke.

I confess I don't know any more details than the few provided by the history books. I felt this did an accurate job of portraying the life of early colonists. She's a head strong character, which is perhaps why Queen Elizabeth banished her. She never seems to know when to hold her tongue.

But, in the end, this character flaw is perhaps what saved them all. I confess to never really liking Sir Walter Raleigh. But, I've learned it seems to be a character flaw of the men Queen Elizabeth loved and controlled. I also like Manteo. His contribution both to the fictional story and in real history greatly intrigue me.

He's role in the events make the story that much more real knowing he's a real character in the history books. The story itself is wonderful.


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I loved the first half set in England. I think it gives a good account of England during that time period. I don't think any characters including the Queen's actions differ from any other fiction or nonfiction work set in the same time period. If I thought I loved this first half of the book, it possible I loved the second half even more. I loved watching Cate charge and make friends with the Indian women.

I thought it was great that she didn't sit and wait for Sir Walter to come for her. I also thought the ending gave a highly plausible cause and reasoning to what happened to the lost colony of Roanoke. I can't recommend this one enough, and will be looking for the author's other works! Aug 28, Heather rated it liked it.

The lost colony of Roanoke was something that I always found quite interesting when studying history. What happened to those people? Where did they go? The people were absorbed into the Native American tribes nearby. I loved that this story prese The lost colony of Roanoke was something that I always found quite interesting when studying history. I loved that this story presented this theory, because it was new to me and it makes sense. Why only three stars? Well, I didn't really like some of the characters, and felt that the details were a bit off. My main problem was with Cate.

She started out OK, but by the end of the book she got on my nerves. Not necessarily because there was anything wrong with her, except that she was not a personality I could see thriving in that time period. Her wisdom and thoughts in many situations were those I would expect of someone at least 10 years her senior. Her character just didn't seem to fit with the story.

It provides a fascinating, and believable, explanation for what possibly could have happened to the colonists who settled in at Roanoke. That alone made me glad I read it.


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Thank you to Bloomsbury for giving me a chance to review this early! I have several of Lisa Klein's other books on my wishlist, and I was thrilled I'd finally have a chance to read her. This book did not disappoint. She expertly weaves historical fact into a narrative of her own creation. She takes on one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of all time: She does it well.

What Happened to the Lost Colony at Roanoke?

It was very real and honest: Even though Cate is fictional, I'd like to think someone like her existed. A strong, intelligent female willing to communicate with the Indians and able to stand up to her own countrymen to advocate for peace and common sense. I highly recommend reading this. It brings a real time in history to life, and highlights the bravery of the original voyagers. I really hope that something like what unfolds in this book really happened! Apr 06, Anna Curiosity comes before Kay rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was absolutely wonderful and one of the best I've read so far this year!

Cate is such a wonderfully relatable and fiercely abiding heroine that no matter what she did, I loved her always. I loved the romance, adventure, mystery and history attached to this book. It was very well-written and Lisa Klein's explanation for what happened to the lost colony of Roanoke is very plausible and interesting. I especially enjoyed Cate's acceptance of Manteo before she had even met him. To her he wa This book was absolutely wonderful and one of the best I've read so far this year!

To her he was just a human being like herself. This book will stay with me for a long time and bravo to Lisa Klein - you have finally ensnared me with this one! Fictional account of what may have become of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Slow in places, and I felt the author spent too much time on inner reflection with the main characters. Her forehead and cheeks were bright red with anger. But I see you have entirely forgotten that.

I could see my good fortune, accrued through years of service, sinking like a wrecked ship. What was left for me to cling to but my pride? So I looked my queen in the eye and said, "But Book Opening: So I looked my queen in the eye and said, "But I would gladly be nothing again, and thus be free to choose my own love. It is one of the most enduring unsolved mysteries in American history. The "Lost Colony" of 90 men, 17 women and 9 children was founded in and discovered to be missing in The colonists set out from England seeking fortune and a better life.

But the New World turned out to be a place where food was scarce, nature unpredictable and the natives not always so friendly. The colonists left one clue to their disappearance—the word "Croatan" carved onto a post. Though both the Spanish and English searched for many years, the mystery of Roanoke has never been solved. The book alternates between the point of view of three protagonists—Catherine "Cate" Archer, the Queen's handmaid, Manteo, a Croatoan warrior and Sir Walter Ralegh himself.

Though I always found Cate to be strong and extremely intelligent, she definitely made some frustratingly poor choices in regards to her romance with Ralegh. But then again, haven't we all erred in judgment at some time or other? What impressed me was the way she held her head up high and remained so strong, especially after falling dangerously out of favor with the Queen. But it wasn't until Cate arrived in the New World that her character really began to blossom and come into her own.

The Cate at the end of the book was not the same girl from the beginning. I did often wonder whether Cate was portrayed a bit too mature for someone so young though. But regardless of that, I adored her character. The way she stood up for what was right and began to lead the colonists was incredibly moving. Take this passage for instance— "This New World is nothing like what we expected. We cannot control the misfortunes that have occurred here," I began. One day we may even restore the Eden that we sought in coming here. Ralegh's sole purpose in life seemed to revolve around either gaining Queen Elizabeth's favor or whining about her all the time.

The manner in which he postured and preened around the Queen made it hard to root for his character in any way. At times he reminded me of Mr. I think it would've been more ideal for the book to alternate between Cate and Manteo only. I do understand that Ralegh's letters and poems help provide insight into what was going on back in England. But every time Ralegh took center stage, I felt like I was being yanked out of the action and I couldn't wait to return back to Cate and Manteo.

Speaking of Manteo, I was riveted. I only wish he had been in more scenes. I enjoyed getting Manteo's perspective on the British and his perception of the events that transpired after their arrival in the New World. When they brought him back to England, I was fascinated by how he tried to assimilate into such a completely different culture.

The way he tried to keep the peace between different hostile factions of people was suspenseful and intriguing. Bottom line-- Manteo was definitely a man worthy of Cate. Almost immediately I wanted the two of them to fall for one another. No one really knows what happened at Roanoke, but Lisa Klein has written a beautiful story, told with complex, well-drawn characters, romantic tension and the constant allure of the dangerous unknown.

Even now, days after reading it, it still gives me goose bumps to reflect back upon. I look forward to reading more of Lisa Klein's books in the future. History buffs will be happy to know that Klein's included a list of characters of historical significance at the front of the book. At the end there is an enjoyable Author's Note which chronicles Klein's research on the mysteries of Roanoke. Visit the author's website for more information on Roanoke and some great pictures if you are interested in learning more. Aug 23, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was really excited that I got this book for Christmas because I had been waiting to read it so long so it was the first one I started after Christmas.

In , young fourteen year old Cate is left a penniless orphan when her father is killed in service to the Queen whilst fighting in the Netherlands. Sent to live with her Aunt and Uncle and her intolerable cousins , she is not welcomed into their household happily as she is an extra burden in already tight financial status. Soon after, her for I was really excited that I got this book for Christmas because I had been waiting to read it so long so it was the first one I started after Christmas. Soon after, her fortunes change for the better when Cate receives a letter from Queen Elizabeth herself inviting her to become one of her ladies in waiting at court.

However, despite her glittering new life, Cate soon learns that life at court isn't as simple as it seems and she doesn't know who she can trust. Her independent nature makes it hard for her to put the will of the Queen before her own, even though it might mean risking her favour at court. She learns this all too well when her secret romance behind the scenes with Sir Walter Ralegh is uncovered and she is banished to the New World by the Queen as a punishment.

I absolutely love reading about Queen Elizabeth's court so Cate serving there was the perfect setting for me and I like seeing how different authors depict what the Queen was like. Klein's vivid descriptions through the eyes of Cate really brought the court to life and I learnt lots of new things about life there.

The new Roanoke Island colony that she is destined for turns out to be nothing like Cate expected it to be: This is a distinct difference from the extravagant life at court she has experienced for three years, which she is unsure if she will ever know again. Trying to forget the past, she try to help the colony succeed amidst troubles with the natives, sicknesses and hunger. Cate was a very interesting and complex character who grew and changed a lot throughout the book so that she was a different girl at the end.

The development was at a good pace and related to what happened to her, which made it more plausible. She doesn't completely fit in with the other maids of honour at court and is very independent as she likes to make her own choices and stand up for what she believes in. However, she isn't rash or hot headed like characters in other books with similar traits. Her courage in what she goes through in Roanoke is very admirable and I liked how she rose to challenges such as learning the language of the native Indians.

All this is done with a heart of gold and I am happy with her ending with the book. The chapters told from her point of view were my favourite as her voice really shined through. The way Sir Walter Ralegh is portrayed makes him an unlikeable character and it was easy to see that his 'love' for Cate was not genuine. His side of the story was told through letters and documents of his, which although told what was happening back in England were a little dull and made me want to skim through them so I could find out what happened next to Cate and Manteo.

It was hard to get a true picture of his feelings but I still found that it was fascinating to find out more about the famous historical figure. Manteo, the Indian who came over to London before returning home was really gentle and sweet. I really enjoyed reading about his perception of the British and the choices he has to make about his alliance with them. He always did the best to keep the peace without betraying anyone and I found him very wise yet unpredictable, which was intriguing. I would have loved to see more chapters from his point of view!

The fate of the colonists is a mystery so Lisa M Klein was left to her own imagination but for me, the ending of the book was very believable as to what happened to the Roanoke colonists and I was left very satisfied with the way things were wrapped up. Lisa M Klein clearly did extensive research on the Roanoke Colony and it really paid off for the details included made it very realistic. I liked how she used the original colonist's names and they were listed at the front of the book along with fictional characters so I could tell the difference.

Historical fact and fiction was also distinguished between in the author's note at the back and a more detailed historical outline is given. Lisa M Klein has written an imaginative story about a young girl banished to the colony of Roanoke filled with love, adventure and hardships. At times, it was a little slow moving but I loved finding out more about Roanoke and the mystery surrounding it and I think that both teenagers and adults will too whether they are a historical fiction fan or newbie. If you are participating in the YA Historical Fiction Challenge then this would be a brilliant choice.

I have been meaning to read Klein's other books for about a year or more and now I hope I finally will! Aug 25, Lexie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Its not often I will read a non-romance, historical fiction novel. Even less likely if its young adult. However something about Cate of the Lost Colony made me want to read it. The novel is told from her first person POV, Manteo's first person POV and through letters, poems and Its not often I will read a non-romance, historical fiction novel.

In this way we get a rather interesting vision of events that occur. In the first part we see how temperamental, jealous, vindictive, vain and uncertain a monarch Elizabeth is. As a ruler she was perfect or at least better than most , in her persona life Cate views the strain of being the 'Virgin' Queen.

She falls in and out of love easily enough though Klein is careful to keep these 'chaste' romances with no hint of anything untoward happening , but she expects her handmaidens to be pure. They are not allowed to marry--or even love--without her consent in fact. A matter that Cate does not heed well enough when she is found out to be harboring feelings for Ralegh. And thus we enter the second part! First sent to the Tower and than banished to Virginia, Cate is both afraid of the future and excited.

She felt her fortunes could be made in the New World. And she awaited Ralegh. But the New World is not easy and what seems like so much fun on paper turns out to be deadly and dangerous. In the third part, events conspire to shape her into a determined and proud young woman. She realizes what she has wanted all this time, what she has been ignoring for want of her dreams, and embraces it whole-heartedly. Manteo's chapters reveal a man torn between two worlds himself. Eager to prove his worth to his kinsmen he seeks to help bridge the gap between his people and the settlers.

But distrust, unanimity and misunderstandings serve to only make things worse. He struggles to retain his promise to help the settlers survive, but also to show he is not a traitor to his people. He sees the worth in helping the settlers, how they can help and offer so much to his people, but what can he do when just getting two of the tribes' leaders to talk often leads to war?

Interestingly Klein develops a lot of his growth through his people's beliefs. He equates what he is doing as a journey all the 'great heroes' had to undertake to gain power. He continually makes peace and offers different courses of action. However he is a prideful young man himself, certain that the power 'Kwin-lissa-bet' has bestowed upon him is what makes him mighty.

What makes him right. Too late he realizes that he made decisions that weren't the right ones at the time. That he tried too hard to straddle the line between worlds and didn't listen hard enough to his heart. Roanoke Island is considered the first settlement, though its fate is shrouded in mystery and legend.

In the end notes Klein describes some of the theories surrounding the Island and its settlers and possibilities that could have occurred. She also describes where she has taken artistic liberty, but I found I didn't care so much that she updated some of Ralegh's overly flowery and faintly offensive poetry. The man, if he was anything like the Ralegh in here who I may add is nothing like the Ralegh from the movie Elizabeth: So self-motivated and insincere in his affections except for fame and fortune I found myself hoping he'd get scalped I know he wasn't, but still.

I loved this book. Klein painted a picture that though extremely bleak at times still holds onto hope. These people really wanted to live.

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They fought and struggled and starved in order to carve a life into the New World. Maybe not the life they expected or thought they'd achieve, but a life they could be proud of. How many can say that nowadays? Sep 01, Margo Tanenbaum rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lisa Klein's absorbing fourth novel plunges the reader head-first into the mystery of the lost Roanoke Colony of Virginia. As Klein writes in an afterword, the fate of the men, women, and children who landed on Roanoke Island in is "perhaps the greatest unsolved mystery in American history.

Our heroine, young Cate, seems to be blessed in her position as a favorite attendant to Queen Elizabeth; but the Queen's favor is fickle, and when she discovers that her current favorite, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Cate share a mutual romantic attraction, she arrests Cate in a fit of jealousy and then exiles her to Raleigh's new colony in the New World.

Unbeknownst to the Queen, Cate craves adventure, and dreams of escaping to a new life. She is fascinated by tales of the New World and the Native Americans who are brought across the ocean to the court as curiosities. These include the handsome young Manteo, a Croatoan Indian who quickly learns English, and narrates parts of the story, alternating with Cate herself and Sir Walter Raleigh.

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Klein uses the actual passengers who sailed to Roanoke to populate the rest of her novel, including little Virginia Dare, considered to be the first English baby to be born on American soil. The colonists arrive too late in the summer to successfully plant crops to sustain them through the winter, and Governor White sails back to England to beg for supplies. But life does not go well on Roanoke; the colonists clash with the local Indians, and fight among themselves as well. Cate, in her courageous efforts to make the colony succeed, begins to learn the local language and befriend the native women.

Help from England does not arrive Will Sir Walter himself come to save Cate, or should she allow herself to experience a new love in the New World, with Manteo and his tribe? Since no one knows what really happened to the Roanoke colonists, Klein is free to imagine her own version of events, one which I found perfectly believable and fitting and which I will not discuss since I don't want to spoil the suspense for any readers! The author's afterword gives details on her research and her treatment of some of the historical figures in the story, particularly Sir Walter Raleigh.

One element of the novel I particularly enjoyed was the contrast between the wealth and intrigues of life at Queen Elizabeth's court and the hardships of life at the new colony. Klein handles depiction of the native culture in a sensitive way, although she emphasizes that nothing is known about the particulars of Manteo's people.

Instead, Klein incorporates Algonkian legends and history to imagine Manteo's personality and mindset. Also, there is a great romantic triangle at work here between Cate, Sir Walter, and Manteo that should have great teen appeal sorry, better than Bella, Edward, and Jacob! View all 3 comments. Oct 05, Katherine rated it really liked it Shelves: It is seldom that they find it, and more seldom still that the attainment brings them greater happiness than the quest.

No; I don't particularly like just the headshot of someone, though I do like the fact that the girl on the cover matched the given description of Cate. Catherine Archer, an orphaned girl, is delighted when she receives a lett "All explorers are seeking something they have lost.

Catherine Archer, an orphaned girl, is delighted when she receives a letter from Queen Elizabeth I asking her to be a lady in waiting. Waiting on the Queen gives her an escape from the lowly life she has been leading. She soon finds out that court life is not all rainbows and unicorns, especially when Elizabeth finds out about her secret romance with one of her court favorites, Sir Walter Ralegh, a dashing young explorer. Being banished to Ralegh's new colony on Roanoke Island, along with another other individuals.

Facing life in a strange new land with strange new "savages" to contend with, these brave men and women must do what they can to survive. In school, the "Lost Colony" was never really touched on; we mainly spent more time on Jamestown. So this was an interesting insight about one of the first true attempts at colonizing America spoiler: Lisa Klein touches on many of the different theories that were brought up in regard to the fate of the colonists.

No doubt many of these poor souls ended up dying, but some could have very well integrated with the natives and prospered. We may never know what happened well, in this lifetime we might not, but in the next we might obtain some answers. Catherine is our outspoken heroine, whose grit, determination, curiosity and resilience is the driving force of this novel. I admired her for her courage and willingness to do anything to survive. And I, for one, loved how she stood up to Walter in the end and called him out for what a pompous ass he was.

Manteo, the local Indian who helps the colonists, was such a sweet character to read about. And him and Catherine? I loved the mystery aspect of the book and the reasons why maybe Roanoke colony died out. None in particular; I just wish some of the characters weren't so shallow and petty. Catherine and Walter fall in love well, at least one of them does , but she gets banished from the court because of it. And in the end, we realize So she ends up with the one person who truly loves her; Manteo Conclusion: Though it doesn't technically solve the mystery of Roanoke colony, it does provide some insightful theories as to why it might have become lost.

And you will feel for these characters; fell their sorrow, their pain, their loneliness. In short, you'll become attached to them. Jul 02, Kelsey rated it it was amazing Shelves: How have I not read anything by the amazingness that is Lisa Klein before? Cate of the Lost Colony was an engaging, original, and very well written novel that had me reading late into the night. Historical fiction has always been one of my favorite genres and I've read about a variety of time periods.

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The lost colony of Roanoke is something that interests me very much, but it's also one of the only parts of American history I haven't read much about! The main character, Cate Archer, is such a fan How have I not read anything by the amazingness that is Lisa Klein before? The main character, Cate Archer, is such a fantastic heroine. She keeps the story moving and adds so much to the novel. Cate is strong willed, determined, and is never afraid to speak her mind.

From the time Cate moves into the palace to serve Queen Elizabeth I was drawn into her story. Queen Elizabeth is one of my favorite historical figures, but Lisa definitely presented her in a new light.

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During this time, the Virgin Queen is no longer as young and beautiful as she normally is presented. Her life is rough and she is dealing with a variety of issues and struggles, but Cate is luckily one of her favorites. Reading about Cate's experience in court was entertaining and I loved Emme, Cate's fellow maid and loving friend from the start. Unfortunately things take a turn for the worst when Cate is exiled to the new colony of Roanoke after the Queen discovers her hidden romance with Sir Walter Ralegh.

The novel was mainly told from Cate's perspective, but a few chapters were told from the point of view of Sir Walter as well as another character, a Native American named Manteo. It was a great way to discover what the other two were feeling and to see the world through the eyes of two very different people.

The plot was fast paced and kept me constantly wanting to know how things were going to turn out for Cate and the other colonists. The emotions and tensions ran high and I practically felt like I was experiencing everything with the Roanoke colonists. Lisa managed to tie in a variety of historical facts without making it dull. I learned a lot more about the time period from this book than I ever did in history class. It was equally interesting to read Lisa's thoughts on what she thought happened to the colonists of Roanoke and I agree that something similar did occur.

Reading about Cate's growing relationship with Manteo and Sir Walter Ralegh was one of my favorite aspects of the book. The two men were so different and came from opposite sides of the world, yet Cate still fell in love with each of them. I definitely supported her final decision: Overall, Cate of the Lost Colony was an amazing novel that left me eager to read more by Lisa Klein in the future. She is a fantastic writer and deftly weaves historical facts into an original and entertaining story. Cate is a fantastic main character and every reader will like her from the start.

I've already gotten my mom to read this book and can't wait to recommend it to more people! Sep 05, Megan the rated it it was amazing. Cate of the Lost Colony is a rare jewel in the historical fiction world. With fresh prose, an intriguing historical mystery and a sprinkle of romance, this novel can do no wrong. The story takes off at a clip from the very first page, and the pace only increases as Cate navigates her way through the stormy waters of Queen Elizabeth's court.

Never fear, before all the noble's mind games become too tiresome, Cate sets sail for Virginia with a heart full of courage and hope. Catherine Archer is on Cate of the Lost Colony is a rare jewel in the historical fiction world.