October 4, 2018

The Cumberland Bride - Review


Yay! Another Daughters of the Mayflower installment! (# 5) If you haven’t read the previous books in the series, no worries, each story stands on its own. 

The Cumberland Bride takes place post Revolutionary War, with a group of settlers moving west from Tennessee to Kentucky. With no wagons, the journey is difficult, with the threat of potential Native American attacks along the way.

It is easy to connect with Kate, a woman of courage and an inquisitive storyteller. Thomas is a frontiersman with an interesting backstory. His knowledge and involvement with the Shawnee provides what he needs to guide the settlers to their destination. The last thing on Kate or Tom’s mind is romance, but you never know—lightning sometimes strikes in a storm. 

The historical details give this story richness and depth, and the descriptions make the scenes come alive. This story encompasses  courage, love, and adventure.

4 Stars

Cover: Like
Title: Love
Pages: 256
Series: Daughters of the Mayflower #5
Publisher: Barbour Books
First Lines: “My father used to tell the story,” Kate murmured as she wrote, quill scratching against the page, “of how he and his fellow Hessians sailed down the Hudson with the British, preparing to attack Washington and his forces.”
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and NetGalley and was under no obligation to post a review.

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