Almost Home: A Story Based on the Life of the Mayflower’s Mary Chilton

Almost Home is the story of the Pilgrims’ journey to America, and of God’s providence and provision in their journey. Several of the characters mentioned in the story – Mary Chilton, Constance Hopkins and Elizabeth Tilley – were actual passengers on the Mayflower!

Mary Chilton was a young girl when she left her home in Holland and traveled to America onboard the Mayflower with her parents. The journey was filled with trials, joys, and some surprises, but when she reaches the New World she experiences a new life, a new freedom, a new home. Wendy Lawton has taken the facts of the Pilgrims’ journey to the New World, and from this information filled in personal details to create a genuine and heart-warming story.

Eugene A. Fortine, Governor General of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants says, “Almost Home is well researched… well-written… the Pilgrim story seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Mary Chilton.”