Deborah Homsher. The Rising Shore–Roanoke. Blue Hull Press, 2007.

The Rising Shore–Roanoke recounts the story of the Lost Colony from the perspective of two of its female members: Elenor White Dare, the daughter of expedition leader John White, and her servant Margaret Lawrence. Elenor longs to explore and paint pictures of Virginia, as her father has done, while Margaret seeks her own path to independence. Left out of the formal power structure due to their gender, these women are sometimes frustrated by circumstance and tradition, but they move boldly, struggling alongside the other settlers and facing adventures in the wilderness. Although the true fate of the colony remains unknown, Homsher puts forth one possibility in this historical novel.

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