The Captured Bride
by Michelle Griep
A Book Review
Michelle Griep captured my attention in her book 12 Days at Bleakly Manor: Book 1 in Once Upon a Dickens Christmas. It was such a unique story full of mystery, history, romance, and deception and I was fascinated by her writing style. The plot was so well thought out. It was definitely a book I was sad to see end.
When I saw Ms. Griep was apart of the Daughter’s Of the Mayflower series I was excited to read her book The Captured Bride: Daughters of the Mayflower – book 3! It is the story of “Mercy Lytton,.. 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 only 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 — gold stolen from him in the first place. But as it turns out, the real thief is the beguiling woman, Mercy Lytton, for she steals his every waking thought. Can love grow and survive divided loyalties in the backcountry wilderness of the Colony of New York?” (Back cover description)
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 they didn’t serve a very strong purpose. This is my favorite of the Daughter’s of the Mayflower series yet. I loved this story and gave it 5 stars. Ms. Grieps characters are so deep and richly developed. Her stories are layers deep and captivating.
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