After witnessing the murder of his parents, Prince Dionisio and Princess Carlota, brave twelve-year-old Rafael barely escapes and ends up on a ship heading out to sea. There he meets Alex, an orphan boy his own age who works on the ship. Their voyage begins in 1486, during the time when Christopher Columbus sails the ocean and discovers the New World.
In spite of their vastly different backgrounds, Rafael and Alex share a faith and grow to become fast friends in a captivating story filled with excitement and daring. The boys protect each other and dodge perilous situations by using their survival skills and being guided by their strong belief in God. Traveling to the unknown, the boys grow to become men-one yearning for the heart of a special girl, the other seeking to serve God.
Readers of all ages will go back in time as author Pat Mac Donald brings history, friendship, faith, and adventure together in "Two Orphans, Columbus, and the New World.