Kit was orphaned and went to live with her grandfather in Barbados. Kit lived a wonderful, carefree life of wealth and love.
Barbados is very different from Connecticut, and Kit will have quite a change in having to live with the strictness of the Puritan lifestyle. There is also a vast difference in the type of climate she lives in. Barbados was a tropical island, filled with wealthy inhabitants, and Kit enjoyed a relative freedom to be herself.
Connecticut is a much colder climate, and the people there do not find wealth to be something a Christian cares about. Their lives are very centered on prayer and work.
Kit's life was completely different before she came to the New World.