Title: The Cumberland Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower Bride #5)
Author: Shannon McNear
Publisher: Barbour Books
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
What fun and exciting stories this series offers with another blockbuster added that is set in the late 1700s! Families are gathered to travel on the Wilderness Road into a new area to settle down, one with room to grow. Kate Gruener is a very interesting female character. One of her favorite activities is to journal. Kate loves writing out the stories she has heard her father share but because it isn’t looked on favorably by her parents she hides the papers.
When they decide to travel the Wilderness Road, Kate’s father hires a guide named Thomas Bledsoe. Kate has been raised to be able to do the tasks the women of that era were expected to learn. On this dangerous journey, Kate is about to experience so much that what she journaled before is about to grow exponentially! Thomas tries to ignore Kate and put space between them. Then, when Kate’s life and that of a younger sibling hang in the balance, he moves swiftly to save them.
Thomas’s past has negatively impacted his faith. Kate’s faith is strong even when she has questions or doesn’t understand life. Readers will enjoy the scenes described in the book, just imagining them takes one’s breath away. Plus, the strong theme of faith and how it can sustain one through very hard trials if one opens their heart to Him.
It was a pleasure beyond words to read this story. It was exciting with a touch of adventure, mystery, and unknown dangers lurking in the shadows on the trail. Then, add some romance, and out comes a great tale to curl up and enjoy! Look for this book and then sit down and escape into the past with this wonderful novel!
Note: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book. The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.
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