Maria

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Turner Publishing Company, Dec 4, 2012 - Fiction - 400 pages
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The spirited story of Mary Evans, an extraordinary woman from colonial Charles Town who finds a place for herself in St. Augustine after Spain relinquishes Florida.

In this captivating tale, Eugenia Price paints a vivid picture of the tumultuous historic and political events that shaped the life of Mary Evans, a remarkably independent woman in the colonial south. Born in Charles Town, South Carolina, Mary, a skilled midwife, accompanied her first husband, British soldier David Fenwick, when his regiment fought the Spanish in Cuba. When Spain agreed to give all of Florida in exchange for the city of Havana, Mary (who became known as Maria) and her husband were forced to relocate to the newly British garrison town of St. Augustine, Florida.

Maria exposes challenges that would unnerve a less resourceful woman, but she made a name for herself--developing and enhancing her position with influential citizens of St. Augustine. Eventually marrying three times, Maria proved herself to be an extraordinary woman, for any day or time.

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Review: Maria (Florida Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Linda Graham - Goodreads

The city of St. Augustine does such a fine job playing up its Spanish heritage that it's easy to forget it was part of the British colonies for a short period in the 18th century. But it was, and ... Read full review

Review: Maria (Florida Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Hilary - Goodreads

Set in very early St Augustine Read full review

About the author (2012)

Eugenia Price (19161996) was a New York Times bestselling author of 39 books, with over 40 million copies sold. She is best known for her historical romantic antebellum novels.

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