The Cumberland Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #5)
Thomas Bledsoe and Kate Gruener are traveling the Wilderness Road when conflicts between natives and settlers reach a peak that will require each of them to tap into a well of courage.A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees.Love and Adventure Are Discovered on the Wilderness Road In 1794, when Kate Gruener’s father is ready to move the family farther west into the wilderness to farm untouched land, Kate is eager to live out her own story of adventure like he did during the War for Independence and to see untamed lands. And she sets her sights on learning more about their scout, Thomas Bledsoe. Thomas’s job is to get settlers safely across the Kentucky Wilderness Road to their destination while keeping an ear open for news of Shawnee unrest. But naïve Kate’s inquisitive nature could put them both in the middle of a rising tide of conflict. Is there more to Thomas’s story than he is willing to tell? Is there an untapped courage in Kate that can thwart a coming disaster? Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear. 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 (August 2018)​The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear – set 1794 on the Wilderness Road (October 2018)The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – set 1814 Baltimore (December 2018)  

The Cumberland Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #5) Details

TitleThe Cumberland Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #5)
Author
ReleaseOct 1st, 2018
PublisherBarbour Books
ISBN-139781683226918
Rating
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Christian Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Historical Romance

The Cumberland Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #5) Review

  • Michelle Griep
    January 1, 1970
    I admit it. I'm a jaded reader. So when I give a book 5 stars, it's truly an event . . . and The Cumberland Bride is worthy of every hard-earned star I'm giving it. Shannon McNear can spin a tale like none other, and the romance side of it, whewie! The girl does relationships like a champ! If you're hankering to go back in time and visit the Colonial era, when life was tough and danger very real, then snatch yourself up a copy of this gem. You won't be sorry. It's just that good.And I'll be stal I admit it. I'm a jaded reader. So when I give a book 5 stars, it's truly an event . . . and The Cumberland Bride is worthy of every hard-earned star I'm giving it. Shannon McNear can spin a tale like none other, and the romance side of it, whewie! The girl does relationships like a champ! If you're hankering to go back in time and visit the Colonial era, when life was tough and danger very real, then snatch yourself up a copy of this gem. You won't be sorry. It's just that good.And I'll be stalking bookstore shelves, just waiting for her next book to come out, so I can grab myself the next awesome story she puts out.
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  • Dana Michael
    January 1, 1970
    The Cumberland Bride is a book in a series of books by Barbour Publishing called The Daughters of the Mayflower. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is a new to me author and I loved this story. The historical aspects of the frontier and the dangerous plot kept me glued to each page. I felt as if I was there enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Cumberland Gap. The romance however, was what kept me turning the pages. It was so well done and oh so precious, that I wanted the story to cont The Cumberland Bride is a book in a series of books by Barbour Publishing called The Daughters of the Mayflower. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is a new to me author and I loved this story. The historical aspects of the frontier and the dangerous plot kept me glued to each page. I felt as if I was there enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Cumberland Gap. The romance however, was what kept me turning the pages. It was so well done and oh so precious, that I wanted the story to continue. As I said, this is a new to me author and I am thrilled to have found her. I can't wait to read more from Ms. McNear. *This book was given to me by Barbour Publishing. I was not under any obligation to leave a review. This is my honest opinion.
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  • Denise Weimer
    January 1, 1970
    Oh-so-rarely it comes along - that novel that absolutely grips you. Shannon McNear has given us that novel with The Cumberland Bride. Point-of-view so masterful you experience each thought and emotion as if you are that character, that moment. Description so beautiful you can see the patchwork of green on the mountains and smell the loam of spring. You'll be so drawn into the scintillating attraction between stoic scout Thomas Bledsoe and naive settler Kate Greuner as it unfolds along with their Oh-so-rarely it comes along - that novel that absolutely grips you. Shannon McNear has given us that novel with The Cumberland Bride. Point-of-view so masterful you experience each thought and emotion as if you are that character, that moment. Description so beautiful you can see the patchwork of green on the mountains and smell the loam of spring. You'll be so drawn into the scintillating attraction between stoic scout Thomas Bledsoe and naive settler Kate Greuner as it unfolds along with their adventures on the Wilderness Road that you'll forget you're reading a book. I received an ARC of The Cumberland Bride but was in no way obligated to post a positive review. This amounts to more than willing, effusive praise from a fellow writer, editor, and stickler for authenticity. You don't want to miss this one.
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  • Ronie
    January 1, 1970
    McNear's attention to historical details and the ability to weave those so seamlessly into a compelling novel is incredible! This was a wonderful read!
  • Debra Schoenberger
    January 1, 1970
    Having read a story about a young girl captured by Indians when I was younger, I was curious to read this new Christian romance about another young woman whose family is travelling to Kentucky through Indian territory.Given the topic, there was plenty of action and suspense as Kate Gruener and her family, along with other settlers navigate the dangerous route to their new home. Thomas Bledsoe, a reticent but experienced post carrier and scout captures Kate's eye as they travel together. Thomas i Having read a story about a young girl captured by Indians when I was younger, I was curious to read this new Christian romance about another young woman whose family is travelling to Kentucky through Indian territory.Given the topic, there was plenty of action and suspense as Kate Gruener and her family, along with other settlers navigate the dangerous route to their new home. Thomas Bledsoe, a reticent but experienced post carrier and scout captures Kate's eye as they travel together. Thomas is captivated by Kate's beauty but is reluctant to be drawn into a friendship. A sweet little romance that could easily be enjoyed by both YA and adult readers.
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  • Ann
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book I've read in the Daughters of the Mayflower Series and also the first time to read a book by Shannon McNeer, it was an excellent book. You felt like you were right there with the characters of the book. I stayed glued to this book until the very end, it will have you laughing, crying, holding your breath and cheering. I felt she stayed very true to history and I really enjoyed reading the Author's Note at the end of the book. I look forward to reading more of the books in This is the first book I've read in the Daughters of the Mayflower Series and also the first time to read a book by Shannon McNeer, it was an excellent book. You felt like you were right there with the characters of the book. I stayed glued to this book until the very end, it will have you laughing, crying, holding your breath and cheering. I felt she stayed very true to history and I really enjoyed reading the Author's Note at the end of the book. I look forward to reading more of the books in this series and more by this author. I received an ARC copy of this book from Barbour Publishing via NetGalley. The opinions in this review are my own.
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    Another wonderful historical adventure romance in the Mayflower series! One of my favorites in this series so far, this epic road trip begins in 1794 Tennessee and ends in Kentucky as the group travels along the newly expanded Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap.This well written tale pulled me in and had me holding my breath at times, as the tension mounts later on with perilous situations. The romance is a slow build to a sizzling, sigh-worthy one, well worth the angst. I fell a little Another wonderful historical adventure romance in the Mayflower series! One of my favorites in this series so far, this epic road trip begins in 1794 Tennessee and ends in Kentucky as the group travels along the newly expanded Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap.This well written tale pulled me in and had me holding my breath at times, as the tension mounts later on with perilous situations. The romance is a slow build to a sizzling, sigh-worthy one, well worth the angst. I fell a little in love with Thomas, the strong, brooding sacrificial hero. He was a bit of a Joseph type whose past was the key to the present needs of the moment. A flawed hero whose faith struggles move from doubt to hope and trusting in God as "the Way, the Truth and the Life."Kate was a sweet, lovely, courageous young woman whose own faith grows through her ordeal, as she clings to the promise that God is with her and never abandons His children. The history is seamlessly threaded throughout the story without any dry narrative. I enjoyed reading the author's notes at the end with research highlights.Historical Christian romance fans will probably enjoy this book. Recommend! 4.5 stars(An e-book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.)
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  • Sarah Monzon
    January 1, 1970
    Having gone to college in TN and being familiar with the Cumberland Gap, I found the setting and history to be interesting and well done. The cover is gorgeous, as all in this series have been. The writing itself was good, the author having a firm grasp on craft. However the story started slow and didn’t really pick up until 60% in. There wasn’t much to set it off in way of uniqueness either, but, then again, I’ve read so much that it is hard to find a story that is truly unique. Overall, this i Having gone to college in TN and being familiar with the Cumberland Gap, I found the setting and history to be interesting and well done. The cover is gorgeous, as all in this series have been. The writing itself was good, the author having a firm grasp on craft. However the story started slow and didn’t really pick up until 60% in. There wasn’t much to set it off in way of uniqueness either, but, then again, I’ve read so much that it is hard to find a story that is truly unique. Overall, this is a well-written story and fans of this series will really like this addition.
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  • Monique
    January 1, 1970
    The Cumberland Bride is the fifth book in The Mayflower series, which follows the descendants of the Mayflower throughout historical American events. Each book is written by a different author, and this one is by Shannon McNear. It takes place on the Kentucky Wilderness Road in 1794, a time of great unrest between the frontiers and native Indians. Kate Gruener’s dad is ready to settle his family in the west, where he can get a piece of land. His family and two other families are coming too, and The Cumberland Bride is the fifth book in The Mayflower series, which follows the descendants of the Mayflower throughout historical American events. Each book is written by a different author, and this one is by Shannon McNear. It takes place on the Kentucky Wilderness Road in 1794, a time of great unrest between the frontiers and native Indians. Kate Gruener’s dad is ready to settle his family in the west, where he can get a piece of land. His family and two other families are coming too, and they are being led by Thomas Bledsoe, a quiet scout with many secrets. Kate is the opposite: she loves to get to know people and to find out their stories. Will Thomas be able to resist her persistant prodding when it is acompanied by huge innocent eyes? And there are more dangers down the road... If I had the time to finish it in one sitting, I would have! The story is very addictive, you just need to know what happens next! Kate is a wonderful character, she is really brave, curious, strong in her faith and adaptable. She can be happy in any situation which is truly a gift. The road has many dangers, and she haa to trust on others a lot, especially Thomas. The romance is a slow burn, set in the time span of many weeks. I absolutely loved it! Thomas slowly opens up and comes to care for this girl, but he has to face his past first before he can truly care for someone. His story arc is very well done and believable. The story of the Indians is woven into this book and I loved that it’s not us versus them but that it is much more complex - and I love that complexity! All in all, I loved this book and I can recommend it very much. I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Carolyn Neinas
    January 1, 1970
    This book was incredible. I loved every word of it and will be telling friends about it. I'm so glad I requested this book to read. I definitely will be looking for more books from this author. It's been a while since I've read a book that I just had to stay up and read to "find out what happened".
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  • Sandra
    January 1, 1970
    Once again this is a wonderful addition to the Daughters of the Mayflower Series. I was not familiar with Shannon McNear's writing, so I did not know what to expect. Within the first few pages she takes you on an unforgettable journey. Her description of the territory, terrain and the hardships faced, places you right in the middle of Thomas and Kate's adventure. Ms. McNear develops her characters so well, you feel as if they were real people you want to get to know. I found both Thomas Bledsoe Once again this is a wonderful addition to the Daughters of the Mayflower Series. I was not familiar with Shannon McNear's writing, so I did not know what to expect. Within the first few pages she takes you on an unforgettable journey. Her description of the territory, terrain and the hardships faced, places you right in the middle of Thomas and Kate's adventure. Ms. McNear develops her characters so well, you feel as if they were real people you want to get to know. I found both Thomas Bledsoe and Katarina, “Kate”, Gruener to be perfect heroes. She is a strong, beautiful, brave young woman, that does not realize her own beauty or charm. Yet she is not perfect, She tends to talk to much and ask too many questions, “only a silly, chattering female”. Thomas makes a wonderful “next book boyfriend”. He is smart, strong, good looking with a secret side to him. He becomes very tender and protective over Kate. The story, has tender moments as well as lighthearted ones. One of my favorite lines in the novel comes towards the end. “Do you two wish to marry today, or would you rather simply admire each other?” came the older man's voice. Sharing a laugh, both of them blushing a little, Kate took Thomas's hand more firmly and stepped forward to face the preacher.”I enjoyed Ms. McNear's book. I appreciated the way she brought faith and family morals alive throughout her story. It is quit obvious of her love for history. The research that she has done must be phenomenal. I learn so much from these Historical Romance Novels. Ms. McNear gives us great detail and more information at the end in her credits. If this is an interest of yours, do yourself a favor and take the time to read it. I find myself on the internet researching further.I received a copy of this book from Barbour Books through NetGalleys. The opinions expressed in this book are my own.
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  • E
    January 1, 1970
    If you have ever dreamed of going back in time to travel west through the Cumberland Gap, then you should read The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear.  From near drownings to kidnappings to daring escapes from Indians, be sure to prepare yourself for adventure before you read this book. And you should read it because it's an adventure you don't want to miss. Here the top reasons why I recommend this book.It's very fast paced. You're just escaping one danger with the characters when you find your If you have ever dreamed of going back in time to travel west through the Cumberland Gap, then you should read The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear.  From near drownings to kidnappings to daring escapes from Indians, be sure to prepare yourself for adventure before you read this book. And you should read it because it's an adventure you don't want to miss. Here the top reasons why I recommend this book.It's very fast paced. You're just escaping one danger with the characters when you find yourself in another danger. The descriptions of the areas the group is traveling through is absolutely beautiful. The author gives just enough detail that you can see it without slowing the story down.The historical aspects of the Shawnee culture, the construction of the Cumberland Gap and traveling west before it was settled are all interesting.So, pack you bags for the trail, but pack lightly. Only so much will fit on your pack horse.  I would recommend this book for people who enjoy adventures, especially adventures that take place in historical times. I would also recommend this for those who enjoy sweet romances.I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    The Cumberland Bride is a fabulous addition from the Daughters of the Mayflower series. This fifth installment takes the reader on the Wilderness Road to Kentucky. I enjoyed being taken back in time and experience what it was like for the new settlers the. The danger and adventure was intriguing. I enjoyed getting to know Thomas and Kate and I had to keep reading to find out what would happen to them.The Cumberland Bride is so far my favorite of the series. I will be looking for more by this aut The Cumberland Bride is a fabulous addition from the Daughters of the Mayflower series. This fifth installment takes the reader on the Wilderness Road to Kentucky. I enjoyed being taken back in time and experience what it was like for the new settlers the. The danger and adventure was intriguing. I enjoyed getting to know Thomas and Kate and I had to keep reading to find out what would happen to them.The Cumberland Bride is so far my favorite of the series. I will be looking for more by this author in the future. I recommend this clean historical and give it 5 stars.
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  • Kathryn at Book Ink Reivews
    January 1, 1970
    A copy of this review can be found at Book Ink Reviews.Thank you to NetGalley, Shannon McNear, and Barbour Publishing for this free ARC in exchange for an honest review. With all of the historical research we've come to expect with a strong dash of Last of the Mohicans, we fall in love with Kate and Thomas. Thomas has his foot in both worlds. A white man sold and adopted into the Shawnee he doesn't quite belong anywhere. Kate is smart as a whip, enjoys writing, and is incredibly brave--well beyo A copy of this review can be found at Book Ink Reviews.Thank you to NetGalley, Shannon McNear, and Barbour Publishing for this free ARC in exchange for an honest review. With all of the historical research we've come to expect with a strong dash of Last of the Mohicans, we fall in love with Kate and Thomas. Thomas has his foot in both worlds. A white man sold and adopted into the Shawnee he doesn't quite belong anywhere. Kate is smart as a whip, enjoys writing, and is incredibly brave--well beyond her time. The action in the book is about the first treks west as settlers began making their way across the Appalachian mountains to Kentucky. How lucky am I to continue on this generational tale of wholesome, Christian romances?! I cannot wait for moreThe Cumberland Bride is one of my favorites in this series. Sweet with just the right amount of romantic tension, it's the perfect rainy weather romance.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    This book is book five in the series and continues with another descendant of the Mayflower, Kate Gruener. It is the late 1700’s and Kate’s family is traveling the Wilderness Road with a guide, Thomas Bledsoe. Through difficult situations, Kate and Thomas get to know one another. Will they become more than friends? Will they be able to face their hardships and survive through this difficult journey to free land? I have really enjoyed this historical series! This book doesn’t disappoint! I highly This book is book five in the series and continues with another descendant of the Mayflower, Kate Gruener. It is the late 1700’s and Kate’s family is traveling the Wilderness Road with a guide, Thomas Bledsoe. Through difficult situations, Kate and Thomas get to know one another. Will they become more than friends? Will they be able to face their hardships and survive through this difficult journey to free land? I have really enjoyed this historical series! This book doesn’t disappoint! I highly recommend you read this book and the entire series if you have not read the others. The book was very entertaining and provided the reader with historical content from that time period. ***I was given a free electronic copy of this book from the publisher. This is my honest opinion. Even though I received this copy free, this is my own opinion.
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  • Kailey
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book I have read by this author. And boy am I glad that I read this! It was amazing! The book is so well written that it seems to come to life! The scenery is described in such vivid detail. The characters were great. I loved the chemistry between Kate and Thomas. I did not want the story to end. I was hooked! This whole series just keeps getting better! I will definitely read more by this author! I highly recommend this book to readers of Laura Frantz and Lori Benton.I receive This is the first book I have read by this author. And boy am I glad that I read this! It was amazing! The book is so well written that it seems to come to life! The scenery is described in such vivid detail. The characters were great. I loved the chemistry between Kate and Thomas. I did not want the story to end. I was hooked! This whole series just keeps getting better! I will definitely read more by this author! I highly recommend this book to readers of Laura Frantz and Lori Benton.I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
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  • Trisha
    January 1, 1970
    Love. Laughter. Lighthearted. This is what Shannon's new book is when you meet up with Thomas Bledsoe and Kate Gruener! The adventure never stops. Will Kate survive the trip? What will Thomas do? He begins to open up to Kate, and then realizes that it might not be the wisest thing to do while leading a group across the wilderness to untouched land. Join Thomas and Kate on this wonderful new adventure in The Cumberland Bride to find out what happens and how they come to be wed!
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  • Nicole Cook
    January 1, 1970
    In Shannon McNear's latest novel, "The Cumberland Bride," she created a historical story filled with adventure, danger, and romance. This novel is the 5th book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. However, the series does not need to be read in order, and each book is more like a stand alone novel. Each book focuses on different descendants of the Lytton family throughout the generations, but characters from previous books are not mentioned. This story focuses on westward expansion, specifi In Shannon McNear's latest novel, "The Cumberland Bride," she created a historical story filled with adventure, danger, and romance. This novel is the 5th book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. However, the series does not need to be read in order, and each book is more like a stand alone novel. Each book focuses on different descendants of the Lytton family throughout the generations, but characters from previous books are not mentioned. This story focuses on westward expansion, specifically the journey of one group of settlers from Tennessee to western Kentucky in 1794. "The Cumberland Bride" tells the story of Kate Gruener (a Lytton descendant) and Thomas Bledsoe, who had been a former Indian captive. Kate's father hired Thomas Bledsoe to serve as their scout to help the settlers safely cross the frontier. The threat of Indian attacks was on the forefront of all the settlers' minds. This was a very well researched book. Through the experiences of Kate, Thomas, and the other settlers, McNear shares what life was like for many white settlers during their journey through the frontier, including being held in captivity and the brutality faced upon them by the Indians. She also discussed the love and kindness that Indians demonstrated toward those white people that they adopted into their tribe as one of their own. During our history, both sides (Indians and the white settlers) did what they thought was in the best interests of their own people, and many lives were lost in the process.This was a very enjoyable story. The first half of the book was a little slow paced, but once the action started, it quickly captured my attention. I couldn't wait to find out what happened next! I also learned a lot of facts about life back then that I didn't previously know. The romance developing throughout the story between Kate and Thomas further captured my interest. Fans of the Daughters of the Mayflower series will thoroughly enjoy this newest edition to the series. I received a complimentary copy of this book and was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are mine.
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  • Anne Shank
    January 1, 1970
    The Cumberland BrideBy Shannon McNearThis is the 4th book of the Mayflower Bride series, however, I feel like it could be read as a stand-alone novel as well. This series has been following the Lytton women through the generations. This story follows Katarina (Kate) Grace Gruener during the year of 1794- between the American Revolution and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Jemima Lytton Gruener is Kates mother and Kate’s tie to the Lytton women. Kate’s family hires on a young man to scout their jo The Cumberland BrideBy Shannon McNearThis is the 4th book of the Mayflower Bride series, however, I feel like it could be read as a stand-alone novel as well. This series has been following the Lytton women through the generations. This story follows Katarina (Kate) Grace Gruener during the year of 1794- between the American Revolution and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Jemima Lytton Gruener is Kates mother and Kate’s tie to the Lytton women. Kate’s family hires on a young man to scout their journey from Tennessee to Kentucky. The wilderness between is still a wild land. The settlers during their journey are far and few between with Indian scattered throughout. The journey is not likely to be a simple move and Thomas knows it. His vigilance and focus continue to get diverted by the Gruener family; specifically, by their eldest daughters mishaps. With Kate’s inquiring mind and Grueners quiet and observing personality these two butt heads during their travels until they are forced to work together to save not only themselves but Kate’s family. This was such a fun read. McNear did such a wonderful job telling this story. The details of the family tree at the beginning and McNears shared notes of the history behind this story were thoughtful touches to make this book stand out. I would have loved to have an added map to trace the travels of this tale. The book was easy to read but hard to put down. Everything worked well coming together and I appreciated the authenticity of the different encounters with the Indians. I think that the only thing I would change is the title. I think The Settler Bride or The Westward Bride would have suited more. But alas this did not affect my desire to read the book. Just something as I read that I thought on.
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  • Pegg
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series that I've read. Having read a couple of novellas by this author, I was happy to dive into this novel. It didn't disappoint! I was transported back in time to the backcountry of Kentucky, surrounded by the magnificent landscape, and immersed in the lives of those brave pioneers who risked it all to settle the land.Author McNear didn't sugar-coat the experience. She drags the reader into a river, over a mountain, and keeps them lookin This is the first book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series that I've read. Having read a couple of novellas by this author, I was happy to dive into this novel. It didn't disappoint! I was transported back in time to the backcountry of Kentucky, surrounded by the magnificent landscape, and immersed in the lives of those brave pioneers who risked it all to settle the land.Author McNear didn't sugar-coat the experience. She drags the reader into a river, over a mountain, and keeps them looking over their shoulder for hostile natives. She also does a very good job of balancing the differences between those natives and the settlers. And one of the things I really like is the author's notes and historical notes at the end. I love learning how much of the story was true. I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book and am under no obligation to post a positive review. The above review reflects my honest opinion of this novel.
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  • Julie Mick
    January 1, 1970
    This is my third book to read in this series and the first book I've read by Ms. McNear. I enjoyed this book. I thought the characters were believable and I love how the history from other books is included. Kate and Thomas are hardy people that would have been necessary for settling on the Cumberland Road. I love the interactions with the natives that were respectful. I thought the cover was misleading - throughout most of the book, Kate would not have worn such a fancy dress. For that reason, This is my third book to read in this series and the first book I've read by Ms. McNear. I enjoyed this book. I thought the characters were believable and I love how the history from other books is included. Kate and Thomas are hardy people that would have been necessary for settling on the Cumberland Road. I love the interactions with the natives that were respectful. I thought the cover was misleading - throughout most of the book, Kate would not have worn such a fancy dress. For that reason, I would give it only 4 stars, although the storyline was an interesting read.
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  • Emily Yager
    January 1, 1970
    Yet, another incredible addition to the Daughters of the Mayflower series. The details were so well done that you feel like you are right there in the mist of things. The chemistry between the main characters are very believable and you can't help but fall in love with their story.
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  • Regina
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come.
  • Lynne Modranski
    January 1, 1970
    Shannon McNear did an excellent job keeping my attention. A little adventure and a little romance made it a truly enjoyable read. I always enjoy these historical fiction. This one even made me get my tablet out and do a little searching to find the path the family took. So far I've enjoyed this entire series! I'm looking forward to the next one.
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