Monday, July 15, 2019

Review: The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse

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The Wilderness Is a Great Place to Hide

Jacqueline Rivers manages a Pony Express station in 1860 Utah territory after her father’s death. There are daily stresses placed on her in this unconventional role—and now a government official is asking her to sniff out counterfeiters. When Elijah Johnson passes through on the stage while on an exhausting quest to find his boss’s heir, he doesn’t want to leave the beguiling station manager. In fact, he may never leave when caught in the crossfire of the territory’s criminal activities. Jackie can’t decide if Elijah is friend or foe. Can she remain strong when secrets of the past and present are finally unearthed? 

Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse.

My Thoughts:

The Express Bride continues the series The Daughters of the Mayflower. This time we step back in time to the day of the Pony Express. Starting out as a desperate flight from an abusive husband, a woman and her baby make their way from the known civilization of the day into the wilds of the west.

Secrets abound in this story as the identity of the child is searched for and dangers escalates as counterfeiters play a dangerous game to have their pay day.

Jackie (Jacqueline) Rivers is somewhat of a superwoman in this story. She runs the home station for the Pony Express and takes care of the riders as well as other travelers. My only complaint with her is that she seemed too good to be true. Other than that this was a neat story about a time that no longer exists and about a service that I am glad I got to learn more about.

I received a copy of this book from Barbour Publishing. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

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