The Captured Bride

The Captured Bride : Daughters of the Mayflower - Book 3

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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.
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A War-Torn Countryside Is No Place for a Lady
Mercy Lytton is a lady like none other. Raised amongst the Mohawks, she straddles two cultures, yet each are united in one cause. . .to defeat the French. Born with a rare gift of unusually keen eyesight, she is chosen as a scout to accompany a team of men on a dangerous mission. Yet it is not her life that is threatened. It is her heart. Condemned as a traitor, Elias Dubois faces the gallows. At the last minute, he is offered his freedom if he consents to accompany a stolen shipment of French gold to a nearby fort--but he is the one they stole it from in the first place. It turns out that the real thief is the beguiling woman, Mercy Lytton, for she steals his every waking thought. Can love survive divided loyalties in a backcountry wilderness?

Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep.

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)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 137 x 211 x 18mm | 249g
  • English
  • 1683224744
  • 9781683224747
  • 914,609

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"Taut and timeless, the heart of liberty beats strong and sure in this breathless Colonial tale where the counterfeit marriage of two patriots is as divided as the fledgling nation for which they fight. Steeped in rich historical adventure, The Captured Bride will not only capture your heart and your sleep, but inspire your soul."
-Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Isle of Hope series

"Michelle Griep is at the top of her game with The Captured Bride, a riveting tale of divided loyalties and enduring love set in colonial America. The exciting plot is filled with intrigue and danger, and the characters so real, they practically jump off the page. This is one for the keeper shelf!"
-Margaret Brownley, New York Times bestselling author and author of Cowboy Charm School

"What an adventure! Michelle Griep's beautifully written, intricately plotted story blends fascinating details of life during the French and Indian War with unforgettable characters and high-stakes adventure. The Captured Bride should come with a warning: Reading this book may lead to sleepless nights as you tell yourself, 'Just one more chapter, just one more.' "
-Amanda Cabot, bestselling author of A Borrowed Dream

"Michelle Griep has done it again--sweeping adventure, a man of honor, a woman of strength, heart-stopping romance, and a pace that will not let you go! Venture with Mercy and Elias deep into the wilderness of Upstate New York during the French and Indian War, and taste the peril that so often defined the American colonial era, weathered by the courage and faith of those who went before us."
-Shannon McNear, author of The Counterfeit Tory in The Backcountry Brides Collection and 2014 RITA finalist

"A heart-pounding read, Michelle Griep takes us deep into the New York wilderness where only the tough survive, and only by God's grace. The characters spring to life from the first pages, keeping you spellbound through each peril while the romance captures your heart. With this epic novel, Griep has firmly established herself as a top frontier writer. A must-read!"
-Misty M. Beller, bestselling author of This Treacherous Journey

The Captured Bride captured me with its fast-paced plot, flesh and bone characters, and gritty portrayal of the American frontier. But it was the can't-turn-the-page-fast-enough romance between Mercy and Elias that sparked like gunpowder and won me over completely. Well done!
Laura Frantz, author of The Lacemaker

I've never met a Michelle Griep book I didn't love! I felt like I was traveling through the colonial backwoods of New York State where dangers, adventures, and mystery confronted the characters at every turn. But the best part? The romance that truly made me breathless. Another winner from this fabulous author!
MaryLu Tyndall, author of the best-selling Legacy of the King's Pirates series

Mercy Lytton may be a Captured Bride, but I was captured by her, Elias Dubois, and Matthew Prinn from page one. Griep's eloquent style, masterful storytelling, and natural infused humor carry you through to the end before you realize it. Totally sigh-worthy!
Ane Mulligan, award-winning author of Home to Chapel Springs

"Breathtaking. Unforgettable. Just two of my thoughts as I paused only a few pages into this magnificent story. From the gritty depths of a traitor's prison to the pristine but dangerous beauty of the lush scenery along the trail, I tumbled into the tale of Mercy and Elias and did not want to put this book down. Griep has outdone herself with this historical masterpiece."
-Kathleen Y'Barbo, author of Pirate Bride and the Fairweather Key series
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