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The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep


The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep

(Book 3 of the Daughters of the Mayflower Series)


I love Michelle’s books and this one didn’t fail to entertain. This book is the third in a groundbreaking series written by different authors put out by Barbour Books following the lineage of women starting at the Mayflower. While very loosely connected, it is a fun concept.

I highly recommend pre-ordering this story.

Genre: Historical Romance, 1870, French and Indian War

Plot Overview: Mercy Lytton, a scout with keen eyesight raised among the Mohawks, and Elias Dubois, a condemned traitor working both sides of the conflict, must join together to get a shipment of gold safely into British hands.

What I loved:  I loved the constant pace and tension. As usual, Michelle brings a wonderful collection of unique characters and surprises that are fun to read. The constant tension between who Elias really served made for an especially fun twist. I had my suspicions, but every now and then something would happen that would make me question who he really served.

*As a side note, I really enjoyed the author’s notes about the historical research and the bibliography so I could find out more.*

Favorite Character: Mercy and Elias were my favorites. Although, all the other side characters were a lot of fun and very tempting to select. I especially enjoyed Matthew as the overbearing protective father-figure, because who doesn’t like to believe there is a father-figure out there willing to protect you.


Who would like this: Anyone who loves adventure, women who do not fit the “standard” mold, espionage, traitors, danger, and history.

Rating and Why: I gave this a five-star rating because it was a fun, adventurous read that kept me up all night. As my time becomes more precious and lack of sleep more detrimental to productivity, staying up all night to read is a sure sign that the author has convinced me to set logic and responsibility aside.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author/publisher. The review above was influenced in no way by this and the above opinions are my own.

Join the discussion: Does genealogy intrigue you? Do you know your family tree or how far you can go back? Any interesting tidbits? 

Purchase Links:      Barnes and Noble      Amazon

More in the Daughters of the Mayflower series:
The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1620 Atlantic Ocean (February 2018)
The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1725 New Orleans (April 2018)
The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep – set 1760 during the French and Indian War (June 2018)
The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1774 Philadelphia (coming August 2018)
The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear – set 1794 on the Wilderness Road (coming October 2018)
The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – set 1814 Baltimore (coming December 2018)

4 thoughts on “The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep

  1. Oh, I too, stayed up late into the night reading this one! I just had to know what was going to happen next. Michelle sure kept me guessing! I am interested in genealogy! Recently I discovered that an ancestor of mine (on my maternal grandfather’s side) was one of the founders of the Huguenot Church in Charleston, SC. He had left France fleeing religious persecution. I have quite an eclectic collection of relations! Native American (Cherokee), French, Scottish, Norwegian, Penn Dutch/German, and others. It is fun to learn about where they came from, and uncover their stories!

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    1. Very cool! My mom’s side can trace back to the Trail of Tears on one side and no further. We have some other fun relatives but we are a largely unknown group. I have no idea about my Dad’s family. I don’t do genealogy. It just doesn’t interest me. *shrugs shoulders* I love seeing everyone else’s though.

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  2. I have documentation all the way back to my ancestor Pardon Tilllinghast who arrived in Providence R.I. from Sussex England, November 19th 1643. Some of my family in England are in touch over our Facebook page, and have the history farther back. Evidently there’s a sordid relationship to Henry VIII as well. (Kind of explains the ADD and ADHD.) Now the Coopers on my moms side kept less meticulous records, but I would love to know more about them.


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