The Captured Bride

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I love reading books by this author because she is able to paint a picture with her beautiful writing style. An example is this sentence in the book; " Rain tapped a tattoo against the canvas'" Readers are able to visualize the rain falling while making a design . That's the kind of writing that keeps me coming back to the author. The story is well written and is vivid in detail and history.

Mercy is a woman to be reckoned with. She is very strong willed and doesn't like being told what to do by anyone. Her job as a scout is perfect for her. She has a special ability that will help her on the journey. Along the way the group encounters danger which heightens the...

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I loved this unique look at history! I also appreciated that the story wasn't formulaic, throwing me for a loop a few times. I highly recommend it!
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As the third book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series, Michelle Griep’s The Captured Bride continues the fictional trek through America’s history. This story sweeps readers away to the time of the French and Indian War, where Mercy Lytton and Elias Dubois have quite an adventure, and I had a hard time putting it down. Grieps crafts her characters, conveys the history, and threads a faithful theme through it all so very well, and I just loved it. Fans of historical, romantic fiction, be sure to add The Captured Bride to your to-read lists—it’s worth it, and I highly recommend it.
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Wonderful characters with realistic issues, a mission that turns out to be different than expected, and some characters are not who they seem to be.
I absolutely loved the storyline, I loved Mercy and Elias, the setting, the tension, the mystery. I love this author's books; the way she spins a tale, the development of characters, how the story comes to life. Ms Griep paints with words and I love her artwork!
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This story pulls you right in and the action and characters fill your head with thoughts and images that keep you needing to know.. what next! Brings history to life and I really enjoyed how she put it together..
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The third book in the Daughters of the Mayflower, The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep is a great read. Full of history, adventure and romance. I love how each book takes place in an important time of our countries history.  Interesting characters and a wonderful story with great descriptions of the back-country.  Mercy Lytton has a special gift and Elias Dubois has been labeled a traitor and together they have a mission to complete.

I received this book from NetGalley and all opinions are my own.
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The Captured Bride (2018) by Michelle Griep is the third book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. This book is SO good, I could not put it down. Every single page of this book is engaging and full of adventures, twists, and turns. There is virtually NO way to get bored reading this AMAZING story.

In the play Oedipus Rex, the title character suffers from an intense case of pride and arrogance. There is a stubbornness to Oedipus that prevents him from seeing truth until it is too late. Sight is a predominant symbol in the play — while Oedipus has sight, he is incapable of seeing truth, but blinded he can “see” everything. The Captured Bride does a phenomenal job of using sight as a...

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This novel is about a Native American/Caucasian woman, Mercy, and a British American soldier, Elias, who is charged with being a traitor. They become part of a team sent on a treacherous mission through the wilderness to deliver a shipment of gold. Mercy is an indomitable force with a hidden heart of gold. The slow-burn development of her relationship with Elias is quiet but intense. Even though Elias is supposedly a despicable traitor, you can't help but like him right away. He's strong, courageous, noble, chivalrous and downright yummy!

I enjoyed the story. The development of the plot is well-paced and interesting. I was somewhat frustrated with a plot point that wasn't...

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This title is misleading there may be a captured bride in this story, but really the readers a captured into a world and story that holds their attention and mind till the very end. It was a delight to dive into this historical fiction novel, that had characters facing death in many ways. Though facing death these characters were strong and persevered through adversity.

One thing that truly stood out to me was the dialog between the characters. I felt as though I could hear the words in my mind being presented on the stage of the story. It was pretty cool to really play this novel out in my mind.

I think many types of readers will like this novel. It has adventure, love and faith. Back...

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This is the third book in the Daughters of the Mayflower Series. This series focuses on different time periods, but on strong female characters that are born in a common family line. This book focuses on Mercy Lytton. Mercy was raised with the Mohawks and has been taught how to scout due to her amazing eyesight. She meets Elias due to their having to pretend to be married to deliver items to a neighboring fort during the French and Indian War. This suspense filled novel is engaging and makes the reader believe they are living in that time. Not only do Mercy and Elias have to learn to trust each other, but they experience a spark between the two. This romantic historical novel is a...

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Set during the French and Indian War, The Captured Bride is full of adventure, intrigue, and romance.

When Mercy and Elias are brought together on a mission of delivering gold to a nearby fort, there's never any doubt that the two will fall in love—but the way that they fall in love, through difficult circumstances that pop up at every turn, makes this story so enjoyable.

I loved all the twists and turns that the book took; though there's the overarching plot of taking the gold to the fort, all these sub-adventures exist, and they add interest throughout. In fact, it almost felt like a serialized novel, and I mean that it a good way. All of the side adventures helped keep me...

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I have been following the Daughter’s of the Mayflower series before the books even began to hit the shelves; when I first heard about it, I was sure it would be a wonderful series of historical reads. Thus far, my initial thoughts have proven true.

Michelle Griep penned the third in the series, The Captured Bride, and has provided readers with a story full of excitement; suspense; uncertainty; grief; adventure, and romance.

Mercy Lytton, raised by the Mohawks, yet also a lady; a lady chosen to lead a team of men on a dangerous mission. As a scout with keen insight and skills, Mercy must get the men to their destination, with the very valuable cargo, without being accosted by the French...

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Another great addition to the Mayflower Brides series. I was given this book to review, and I wasn't disappointed. Like the "Pirate Bride," book #3 offers a lot of adventure and unpredictable plot twists even though I'd still put it in the classification of Historical Fiction or Christian Romance. 

Set during the French and Indian War, all of the main characters are fictional, but I truly enjoyed the bits of real history entwined in the story line. Each of the characters is very well developed and easy to relate to. Plus the mystery surrounding at least one of the main characters remains intact clear till the very end. 

I highly recommend this book to Christian and...

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"My terms are these: You will be part of a four-person squad, traveling under the guise of a family moving back to civilization. Reach Fort Edward with the gold intact, and your execution will be pardoned, though the required jail time is non-negotiable."

"The Captured Bride" (2018, Barbour) by Michelle Griep is third in "The Daughters of the Mayflower" series. Books one and two are:

Book One: The Mayflower Bride
Book Two: The Pirate Bride

The Captured Bride" is a Christian historical romance set in fictional "Fort Wilderness, upper New York, 1759, five years into the French and Indian War."

Historical Background from Wikipedia: For...

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I found this to be a highly intriguing story.
I love historical fiction, particularly when it really brings alive a period in history that I knew little or nothing about before reading this book.
The characters are great.
Mercy - a scout, a lady, and also an Indian. Truly an enigma.
I really liked her. Her determination. Her spunky nature. Her outspokenness...
Elias-- condemned as a traitor, and then pardoned, if he poses as her husband.
At first, she despises him and all she believes he stands for.
As she gets to know him, and discovers who he really is, well.... yeah, this story really does get interesting!
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What a great adventure story; Full of action, intrigue, mystery, love and loss! Ms Griep is a wonderful storyteller who captures her reader and doesn’t let them go. She weaves mystery into a story that leaves you at the end of your seat at every twist and turn. Love the slow love that develops between Mercy and Elias. There were hooks that I never expected and tons of action that kept me reading hours into the night. I questioned the addition of a few of the characters that just showed up for what seems like such a brief part of the story. I wish they would have been tied back in again at the end. They seemed like the served no strong purpose. This is my favorite of the Daughters of the...

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This book brought to life the time period and difficulties of living in the midst of unrest in North America during the mid-1700s. Mercy Lytton, who is a child of a captured English woman and a Mohawk chief, serves as a scout for the British. Her keen vision and daring has served her well, but she may have encountered obstacles beyond ability to survive. She and Captain Matthew Prinn as assigned to accompany Elias Dubois, who has been accused as a traitor, as they deliver a shipment of gold. Elias has a secret mission too. Thwarted by those who would steal the gold, the party hardly knows whom they can trust. Will they succeed amidst the dangers they encounter? The characters all seem quite...

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The Captured Bride, by Michelle Griep, is the 3rd book of the Daughters of the Mayflower series. This series is different from most, in that the books are written by different authors, but all follow the adventures, triumphs, and tragedies of the daughters of the Lytton family through several generations as this country is being established.

Set during the tumultuous and dangerous years of the French and Indian War, The Captured Bride explores this time in American History, not only as a political and territorial dispute, but as it affected individual lives.

Mercy Lytton is the adult child of an English mother and a Mohawk father. Mercy, having been raised with both cultures, is fed up...

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Colonial and Revolutionary America are two of my favorite time periods and the inevitable clash of loyalties and cultures never ceases to amaze me! Michelle Griep skillfully conveys the atmosphere of unrest and conflict both on a wide scale and at an intimate level.

Mercy Lytton is a fascinating character and formidable lady warrior. Despite her tough, no-nonsense approach to life (and men), Mercy possesses a generous and compassionate heart. Fierce female leads like Mercy demand an equally clever, skilled, and exceptionally patient male counterpart and Elias Dubois is that man and much more. Elias is a complex and captivating character with authentic faith and a healthy dose of smoldering.
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The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep

It was a good thing that I waited until I had a full Saturday to read The Captured Bride because I wouldn’t have been able to put it down for long. Mercy and Elias’ story is a very gripping adventure interspersed with spiritual truths.

As a “half-breed”, Mercy knows what it is like to experience prejudice. As the daughter of a proud Mohawk chief, she knew how important it is to be strong and faulted her mother for the way she appeared so weak. She needed to learn the lesson her name taught.

Elias had grown up under his grandfather’s care after being deserted by his father and never felt like he could measure up to his grandfather’s expectations...

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