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To Have And To Hold


To Have And To Hold


A valiant hero does whatever it takes to win the heart of his bride in Mary Johnston’s bestselling historical adventure To Have And To Hold set in colonial Jamestown

Captain Ralph Percy is the personification of bravery. At the suggestion of a friend, he boards a ship to America to stake his claim in the New World—and perhaps even meet the woman of his dreams.

Jocelyn Leigh is that lady.

She has fled Europe to escape an unwanted suitor, but much to her dismay, he has followed her across the Atlantic.

Jocelyn thinks her problems are over when Captain Percy rescues her and asks for her hand in marriage.

But life in Jamestown is far from easy: from swashbuckling pirates to kidnapping plots, from hostile Spaniards to wary indigenous tribes, danger seems to lurk in every corner.

Johnston’s most popular novel, To Have and to Hold is a classic romance for the ages.


MARY JOHNSTON (1870–1936) was an American novelist and women's rights advocate from Virginia. She was one of America's best selling authors during her writing career and had three silent films adapted from her novels. Known for her works set in early colonial America, Johnston also wrote historical works set in Europe during the American Civil War, and in the 19th Century U.S. South.

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