Where did Kit's mother die?
Both of Kit's parents drowned while taking a cruise during their third year of marriage. Kit was raised by her grandfather in Barbados, and is coming to the New World to avoid an arranged marriage.
Kit will be in for a culture shock after the more relaxed atmosphere of Barbados in comparison to the Puritan's way of life. Kit has not been raised with a female influence, as she barely has a recollection of her mother, and her independence and stubbornness is atypical of women of the time.