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Its not often i read a book over and over again But this one is the exception have just finished this book for the 6th time since it was published, and yet again, fropm the very first page i am transported smack into the story.it starts with ann amazing begining that drew me into a time on the Cape a thousand years before the pilgrams into the mind of an great pilot whale and then threw the pilgrams and well lets just say it seamlessly goes from them to the present and back again maaking one Its not often i read a book over and over again But this one is the exception have just finished this book for the 6th time since it was published, and yet again, fropm the very first page i am transported smack into the story.it starts with ann amazing begining that drew me into a time on the Cape a thousand years before the pilgrams into the mind of an great pilot whale and then threw the pilgrams and well lets just say it seamlessly goes from them to the present and back again maaking one feel the times and people , always feeling the cape the times the indians , the growth of America.i cant say enough about this book, i can only say i know ill read it again and again in the future.William Martin is a fantastic author Backbay is another as are most of his booksRead it for once chapter and youll see, youll not be able to put it downEnjoy I read this book many years ago and was recently reminded of it Those years have worn away many of the details but I do remember one thing This book was so good, it led me to read others of his and none of them disappointed While I haven t read all of his books yet , I can say that those that I have read, Back Bay, Cape Cod, and Harvard Yard have all been thoroughly enjoyable, and I highly recommend them I must say though, I have to wonder about the support he gets from his publisher as he I read this book many years ago and was recently reminded of it Those years have worn away many of the details but I do remember one thing This book was so good, it led me to read others of his and none of them disappointed While I haven t read all of his books yet , I can say that those that I have read, Back Bay, Cape Cod, and Harvard Yard have all been thoroughly enjoyable, and I highly recommend them I must say though, I have to wonder about the support he gets from his publisher as he s snuck a few books out that I didn t even realize had been published And I like the guy Why is William Martin not a bigger name in the book world I found Cape Cod at a library sale and picked it up for almost nothing, which turned out to be an even bigger bargain than I expected This is a wow story Starting with the docking of the Mayflower and running through to the mid Eighties, Cape Cod follows the line of two families already divided by thought and principles as they waited to be able to land and then as they settled to raise generations of new Americans.The story is told i Why is William Martin not a bigger name in the book world I found Cape Cod at a library sale and picked it up for almost nothing, which turned out to be an even bigger bargain than I expected This is a wow story Starting with the docking of the Mayflower and running through to the mid Eighties, Cape Cod follows the line of two families already divided by thought and principles as they waited to be able to land and then as they settled to raise generations of new Americans.The story is told intricately and thoroughly with many, many very real characters and real events mixed into the fiction well enough it would be easy to believe every bit of the story actually happened It is easy to get lost in so many characters, but the genealogy line at the beginning can help that if you remember it s there It s a long epic read, but very well worth the time.I highly recommend it to all Americans and to anyone who wants to better understand America s beginnings History does, indeed, repeat itself and echo from its past.from page 317 But James Otis carried the day, beginning straight after dinner and concluding at six o clock by the chime of the Old South bell From exordium to peroration, his voice never faltered, the stentorian strength of it seeming to carry all the way to Cape Cod.He began by proclaiming, I am determined, to my DYING DAY, to oppose, with all the powers and faculties God has given me, all such instruments of slavery on the one hand and villainy on the other as this Writ of Assistance is He concluded with the audience wrapt in silence Let the consequences be what they will, I am determined to proceed and to the call of my country am ready to sacrifice estate, health, ease, applause, and even life The patriot and hero will do ever thus And if brought to the trial, it will then be known how far I can reduce to practice principles which I know to be founded in truthThe Writs of Assistance gave England the right to search and seize the colonists property with no warrant as part of a crackdown on trade regulations The Bigelows and the Hilyards have lived on Cape Cod for going on four centuries, and they began getting on each other s nerves while still on the Mayflower William Martin, way back in 1992, wrote a saga about these families Jack Hilyard is a nonconformist trouble maker, and Ezra Bigelow builds his life around what he perceives to be divine providence Right down to the present day, their descendants have feuded about land, religion, race relations, money, independence, and whatever other issu The Bigelows and the Hilyards have lived on Cape Cod for going on four centuries, and they began getting on each other s nerves while still on the Mayflower William Martin, way back in 1992, wrote a saga about these families Jack Hilyard is a nonconformist trouble maker, and Ezra Bigelow builds his life around what he perceives to be divine providence Right down to the present day, their descendants have feuded about land, religion, race relations, money, independence, and whatever other issue is important at the moment But it seems the Mayflower s captain, Christopher Jones, wrote a journal about the journey, and that pesky book has been appearing and disappearing ever since he returned to England For Jones writes about the mysterious death of Governor Bradford s wife, and Ezra Bigelow was the last person to see her alive What a coup it would be locate this priceless account the financial return alone would be fabulous, never mind that one of the feuding clans would finally have the last laugh on the other The historical sections of Cape Cod are well done, and the family stories are engaging, particularly because Martin has done his homework The 20th century descendants, however, descend into squabbling and bickering about money, money, money The old and new parts of the saga are presented alternately, and I found myself skipping the new stuff to return to the historical Martin managed to steer clear of annoying anachonisms, and made it fun to learn about how people learned to survive and then thrive on the arm shaped spit of land that juts off the eastern side of Massachusetts I m rereading prior to a return to the Cape this summer.Also gifted a copy to my daughter for her first visit.If only all history was so enjoyable to learn All about the settling of Cape Cod The story follows many generations of two families, the Hilyards and the Bigelows, both of whom are Pilgrim descendants There s a long standing feud tied all together with a mysterious missing Mayflower document Fantastic read by a wonderful author Martin has the ability to combine historical facts with fascinating fiction. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Engrossingentertainingthe perfect book to take to the beach Boston HeraldTwo families, both carried by the Mayflower across stormy seas both destined to generations of proud leadership, shameful intrigue, and passion for the sandy crest of land that became their heritageThis is the story of the Bigelow and Hilyard clans, from their first years on America s shores, through the fury of her wars and the glory of her triumphs, to our own time when young Geoff Hilyard must fight to save both his marriage to a Bigelow heir and the windswept coast he loves It is a struggle that will take him deep into the past, to a centuries old feud that never diedAnd on a dangerous quest for a priceless relic of American history that has lain hidden in the Cape for over two hundred years After visiting Cape Cod this summer, I was drawn into the story because of its history I love the way Mr Martin weaves the story back and forth between the past and the present and how the beginning ties up nicely with the ending in reference to pilot whales Great storytelling I can t wait to readfrom this author. I really enjoyed this book I do love historical fiction and Martin is a very easy writer to readthe way he goes back and forth from the past to the books present I m descended from the Mayflower, and I like the fact that there were Saints and Sinners on the boat My Pilgrim died the first winter, but his wife and two daughters came on the next boat His daughter Mary, married a crusty old Sailorwho puts me in mind of the main character of Cape Cod I also enjoyed this very much because I really enjoyed this book I do love historical fiction and Martin is a very easy writer to readthe way he goes back and forth from the past to the books present I m descended from the Mayflower, and I like the fact that there were Saints and Sinners on the boat My Pilgrim died the first winter, but his wife and two daughters came on the next boat His daughter Mary, married a crusty old Sailorwho puts me in mind of the main character of Cape Cod I also enjoyed this very much because I lived on Cape Cod for many years and the book is factual enough to give you an idea of how the terrain became what it is I have enjoyed all of William Martin s books, because there is a well researched historical component that unfolds in parallel with a related current story It s like unraveling a mystery along with the characters And the stories are distinct he s not just writing the same formula over and over He s one of the authors that I look for in a bookstore, hoping there is something new on the shelf that I haven t read yet.