I have really been enjoying the different authors of The Daughters of the Mayflower series. There are two authors in this series I have been especially looking forward to and Michelle Griep is the first one. Her story, The Captured Bride, did not disappoint and had me glued to the pages of my book.
This story takes place during the French and Indian War and introduces us to a very different heroine. Mercy Lytton is part Indian and part white. She is also working with the British as a scout, which being a woman is unusual, but she also has a special ability. The ability has to do with her sight and the author seamlessly weaves that gifted ability into the story.
With mission in hand, Mercy and her trusted friend Mathew, along with Rufus a questionable character and condemned traitor Elias Dubois set off on a dangerous journey. From page one the action begins and as we travel through the wilderness, secrets come to life, not all are who they say they are, and danger is everywhere. With great loss and risk to themselves this band continued on with their mission: the author did not give them an easy journey.
There was no good stopping point and this story haunted my dreams. This was a historical tale of courage and passion that kept the characters going at all costs. The historical notes were interesting and again I learned something new.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.