Note: This novel was originally published on Bethany’s Woodshed as "Captain Io".
Io is the leader of the Neverland Colony, an agricultural settlement whose sole purpose is to send food back to the dying planet Earth to prevent catastrophic starvation of the human race. He and his fellow settlers have waited all their lives for the second ship, a smaller vessel carrying young women destined to be their wives, to bear their young, and to ensure the success of the colony. At last, the ship has arrived!
But the men know very little about women, marriage, or even the English language. The crew of their ship had all died of some mysterious illness, stranding them while they were yet children. They grew up on their own, unfettered, untrained, and uneducated. They developed their own culture, which includes the only form of discipline they can recall from their long-ago childhood – good old-fashioned spankings!
Sky, Starla’s twin sister, is frightened by the rugged barbarian who claims her, throwing her over his shoulder to carry her off to his home among the trees. Unable to communicate with him, she endures countless painful lessons, as she tries to make sense of her new life, and to share what she has learned with her sisters.
Something is wrong with Starla’s pregnancy… with so many young women all expecting their first child around the same time, and no medical professionals other than one midwife and a healer, will she and her unborn survive? Will any of them?
Read the first book in the Neverland ColonySeries!