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Faith Jackson and Matthew Weber are both working covertly to aid the Patriot cause. But will they be willing to sacrifice all for their fledgling country? A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees. Spies Work Together for the Patriot Cause Faith Jackson is a wealthy widow, friend of George Washington, and staunc Faith Jackson and Matthew Weber are both working covertly to aid the Patriot cause. But will they be willing to sacrifice all for their fledgling country? A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees. Spies Work Together for the Patriot Cause Faith Jackson is a wealthy widow, friend of George Washington, and staunch supporter of the Patriot cause. Matthew Weber is friends with both Ben Franklin and his son William, who increasingly differ in their political views; and Matthew finds himself privy to information on both sides of the conflict. When a message needs to get to a spy among the Loyalists, Faith bravely steps up and in turn meets Matthew Weber. Suddenly she believes she could love again. But someone else has his eye on the Faith she portrays in elite social circles. What will Matthew and Faith have to sacrifice for the sake of their fledgling country? Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse. 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)


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Faith Jackson and Matthew Weber are both working covertly to aid the Patriot cause. But will they be willing to sacrifice all for their fledgling country? A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees. Spies Work Together for the Patriot Cause Faith Jackson is a wealthy widow, friend of George Washington, and staunc Faith Jackson and Matthew Weber are both working covertly to aid the Patriot cause. But will they be willing to sacrifice all for their fledgling country? A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees. Spies Work Together for the Patriot Cause Faith Jackson is a wealthy widow, friend of George Washington, and staunch supporter of the Patriot cause. Matthew Weber is friends with both Ben Franklin and his son William, who increasingly differ in their political views; and Matthew finds himself privy to information on both sides of the conflict. When a message needs to get to a spy among the Loyalists, Faith bravely steps up and in turn meets Matthew Weber. Suddenly she believes she could love again. But someone else has his eye on the Faith she portrays in elite social circles. What will Matthew and Faith have to sacrifice for the sake of their fledgling country? Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse. 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)

30 review for The Patriot Bride

  1. 5 out of 5

    Deanne Patterson

    This is the fourth book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series and I've read them all. You've got to admire a plucky female that plays war games with the boys as a child, unafraid even though she was smaller than them all. War games require quite the strategy and you can be sure she has it. Widowed after a very short time of marriage but because of her marriage she is set financially. She calls men in high standing friend and among them she counts, George Washington. As a staunch supporter of t This is the fourth book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series and I've read them all. You've got to admire a plucky female that plays war games with the boys as a child, unafraid even though she was smaller than them all. War games require quite the strategy and you can be sure she has it. Widowed after a very short time of marriage but because of her marriage she is set financially. She calls men in high standing friend and among them she counts, George Washington. As a staunch supporter of the Patriot cause living in Boston, she holds meetings with like minded women but her her world turns upside down when the British invade. Matthew Weber is also working to aid the Patriot cause. As the city is in turmoil will their cause survive the uncertainty of danger lurking around every corner? I think the walls have ears as private conversations seem to be heard by not just the intended party. A mad man stalks Faith, is he interested in her for herself or is it something else entirely? Will Faith and Matthew have to sacrifice their new relationship for their loyalty to their country or will the danger subside with a little help from friends. Wow, this is definitely my favorite book in the series so far. Can't wait to read the rest! Pub Date 01 Aug 2018 I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Books through NetGalley. Thank you. All opinions expressed are my own.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Staci

    Traveling in time through the Daughters of the Mayflower Series is a historical fiction fans delight. In the Patriot Bride, readers journey to events leading up to and during the American Revolutionary War. Although the main characters Matthew and Faith are fictitious, there are several factual characters such as Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. I loved Faith's spirit and commitment. While I'm not typically a huge fan of a villain, I was in The Patriot Bride. It's not that I liked him or Traveling in time through the Daughters of the Mayflower Series is a historical fiction fans delight. In the Patriot Bride, readers journey to events leading up to and during the American Revolutionary War. Although the main characters Matthew and Faith are fictitious, there are several factual characters such as Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. I loved Faith's spirit and commitment. While I'm not typically a huge fan of a villain, I was in The Patriot Bride. It's not that I liked him or sympathized with him, but rather he was so well described and portrayed for his part in the story. I am loving this series and look forward to where the journey will take me next. My gratitude to publisher Barbour Books for a complimentary NetGalley copy of the novel. I was not required to post a review and the opinions expressed are my own.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Marlene

    Faith Lytton: "I'm an orphan now, aren't I." George Washington: "No. You are a child of our heavenly Father, so you are never truly an orphan. And don't forget… you have me." The Patriot Bride (2018, Barbour) is the fourth book in the multi-author Daughters of the Mayflower series. This story is a historical Christian romance by Kimberly Woodhouse set during the Revolutionary War. The prologue is in 1752 Virginia, then the story jumps to 1774 in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The novel is stand Faith Lytton: "I'm an orphan now, aren't I." George Washington: "No. You are a child of our heavenly Father, so you are never truly an orphan. And don't forget… you have me." The Patriot Bride (2018, Barbour) is the fourth book in the multi-author Daughters of the Mayflower series. This story is a historical Christian romance by Kimberly Woodhouse set during the Revolutionary War. The prologue is in 1752 Virginia, then the story jumps to 1774 in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The novel is standalone, linked to the earlier books only by the Lytton family tree. Faith's great-great-great grandparents are the hero and heroine of the first book in this series, The MayFlower Bride (see my review). I've been requesting each book in this series from NetGalley because two of my favorite authors are featured. Rating: 3.5 stars The hero: Matthew Weber, a thirty-six year-old Patriot is a close friend of Benjamin Franklin. He is working with Ben and other Patriots by playing "the part of the Loyalist. He needed to entrench himself among the enemy...He was a spy." The heroine: Faith Lytton grew up with George Washington as her best friend and closest neighbor. In the prologue, they are ten and twenty years old, respectively. At this point in time, Faith loses her parents, Benjamin and Patience Lytton, in a fire. George becomes her guardian, "responsible for her well-being. For managing her estate until she was old enough to inherit" at twenty-one. George relocates her to Boston to stay with "trusted friends" there, because half of her manor house was burned, and Faith is too frightened to remain there. Fast forward twenty-two years, and Faith Lytton Jackson is thirty-two years old, and has been a widow for twelve years after the briefest of marriages. She's a Patriot, working with some other ladies to help the cause in whatever way they can. Faith volunteers to accept an assignment to pass information back and forth between the Patriots and Matthew Weber. So Faith is a spy as well. Historical background from Wikipedia this book: "Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts - laws denying constitutional rights, natural rights, and colonial charters to Massachusetts. Fear this denial of basic rights would spread through all the Colonies had pushed many in America to the point of revolution...The taxations were getting out of hand and many of the colonists were tired of being ruled by a monarchy across the ocean and paying the debts of England through their taxes. Christian elements: This story contains brief prayers, speaking about God, and passages from the Bible right in the story, which I love. I think the author does a great job with this, and I noted that in The Mayflower Bride as well. *For readers who do not appreciate alcohol in their Christian fiction, there is a brief mention of Ben and Matthew having a drink: "But I think we need a drink to have this discussion." I don't remember whether this occurs more than once. I think it can be argued that this is historically accurate for the time. That's how I view it, and they do not get drunk. Is it clean/chaste? Certainly! What I liked: *I love how Ms. Woodhouse portrayed Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, who are secondary characters in the story. Often authors don't want to do this at the risk of inaccurately portraying historical figures, but I think it's great that she took the plunge. Ms. Woodhouse did a great job of naturally incorporating historical facts into the story...such as Ben Franklin's penchant for air baths. (Hoo, boy!) What I didn’t like: *Before the story, Ms. Woodhouse states, "For your ease of reading, I've written the majority of the manuscript in modern English with just a few hints here and there of colonial expressions to help create a sense of the time period." I am of the opinion that if an author gives fair warning that the word usage is too modern, I can give that a pass. So I will just list it as a dislike due to my personal preference, because I think it's a legitimate approach to storytelling. *I think the hero and heroine definitely have a case of instalove. I just do not see the love happening between them, and that it is a case of telling rather than showing. I thought the historical bits and the overarching story were well done, but the relationship between Matthew and Faith just doesn't feel authentic to me. There were a couple of scenes with the couple that started to convince me, but for the most part, I felt this way throughout the book. *I didn't really love the villain. I understand why he was placed in the story, but I guess I would have liked to have seen it done a bit differently. (I made the same comment about The Mayflower Bride). *********** The bottom line: This was an enjoyable Christian historical fiction. Or you can view it as an enjoyable Christian historical romance if you don't have a problem rolling with characters falling in love quickly. I recommend this book to people who enjoy a well-researched Christian fiction novel or to fans of novels set during the Revolutionary War. Due to the instalove in both books I've read by this author, I'm not going to be adding another to my ro-read shelf. However, if I get my hands on a multi-author collection that includes one of her stories, I will certainly read it on the strength of her historical research and skilled blending of Bible verses within the text.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Emilee

    So much to like about Book 4 in Daughters of the Mayflower series. The Patriot Bride is a spirited story about a lady who is a spy for the Patriots. I appreciated the authors sound Biblical points. There are some beautiful scriptures placed perfectly throughout the pages. I also loved the American spirit, the hope of freedom and the trust in God. I struggled with connecting in the first half of the novel but it started to flow better toward the end. The ending is very sweet. Honestly I would rat So much to like about Book 4 in Daughters of the Mayflower series. The Patriot Bride is a spirited story about a lady who is a spy for the Patriots. I appreciated the authors sound Biblical points. There are some beautiful scriptures placed perfectly throughout the pages. I also loved the American spirit, the hope of freedom and the trust in God. I struggled with connecting in the first half of the novel but it started to flow better toward the end. The ending is very sweet. Honestly I would rate this 3 1/5 stars.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Missy

    The Patriot Bride was the story of Faith Jackson and Matthew Weber, both spies for the Patriot cause with a lot on the line. Faith Jackson grew up with her best friend, and later custodian, George Washington. Matthew Weber followed Benjamin Franklin, his mentor. The two come together when the cause arises for secret messages to be passed; however, Matthew has the advantage of being a spy for both the Patriots and the British through his friendship with William Franklin. Through their meetings Fa The Patriot Bride was the story of Faith Jackson and Matthew Weber, both spies for the Patriot cause with a lot on the line. Faith Jackson grew up with her best friend, and later custodian, George Washington. Matthew Weber followed Benjamin Franklin, his mentor. The two come together when the cause arises for secret messages to be passed; however, Matthew has the advantage of being a spy for both the Patriots and the British through his friendship with William Franklin. Through their meetings Faith and Matthew begin to develop feelings for each other. Though Faith does not come without other suitors because of her status and wealth, namely Anthony Jamison, a personal friend to the King, who will stop at nothing to make Faith his wife. Through determination and their love, Faith and Matthew defy the odds dealt them and find happiness in the end. I loved this 4th book of The Mayflower Brides. It kept a good reading pace and the characters were so good, even the secondary characters of George Washington and Ben Franklin. The suspense of their being caught as spies and what might happen to them kept my interest throughout the book. If you are a reader of The Mayflower Brides this is a must read.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rachael

    I really enjoyed the history packed into this read. George Washington and Benjamin Franklin making their appearances really helps to pull one into the scene and times of this novel. It’s really a light read which is always enjoyable to find after reading heavy, deep, or confusing reads. The romance was present but not overdone, which I prefer in my historical Fiction reads. I have always enjoyed this author, and this book is no exception. This book may not be one hundred percent historically accur I really enjoyed the history packed into this read. George Washington and Benjamin Franklin making their appearances really helps to pull one into the scene and times of this novel. It’s really a light read which is always enjoyable to find after reading heavy, deep, or confusing reads. The romance was present but not overdone, which I prefer in my historical Fiction reads. I have always enjoyed this author, and this book is no exception. This book may not be one hundred percent historically accurate, but it opens the imagination...and made for a very enjoyable story. The characters are well done, the plot believable, and the book overall recommended. I’m really enjoying this series! Received this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own. He prayed that she hadn’t given upon her commitment...or on him. Webber better keep you safe. That’s God’s job, George. You taught me that. I think we should start memorizing more scripture, ladies. To help us through the tough times ahead and to keep our minds trained. I believe the good Lord above has given us instructions as to how we should live. And I don’t believe being idle and waiting to be served is one of those instructions. Seems pretty simple to me. The earth is God’s, and he is the King of Glory. Out of the mouths of children. Simple and yet true.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Loraine

    As a Daughter of the American Revolution whose 4th great grandfather served in Patrick Henry's, Lighthorse Brigade, I love to read Revolutionary War fiction, and Kimberley Woodhouse did not disappoint. Focusing on the time period just before the Revolution began, our hero, Matthew Weber is embroiled in the Patriot movement and finds himself pretending to be a Loyalist in order to spy for the Patriots. The heroine, Faith Lytton Jackson, a descendent of the Mayflower Lyttons, is an extremely wealth As a Daughter of the American Revolution whose 4th great grandfather served in Patrick Henry's, Lighthorse Brigade, I love to read Revolutionary War fiction, and Kimberley Woodhouse did not disappoint. Focusing on the time period just before the Revolution began, our hero, Matthew Weber is embroiled in the Patriot movement and finds himself pretending to be a Loyalist in order to spy for the Patriots. The heroine, Faith Lytton Jackson, a descendent of the Mayflower Lyttons, is an extremely wealthy widow who aligns herself with the Patriot movement. Throw in important names like Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, a group of women who learn to send coded messages, knit socks, and pray for the movement; and you have a wonderfully written pre-Revolution novel Woodhouse's obvious research into the pre-Revolution time period and its events is displayed throughout the novel. I felt like I had stepped right into the midst of that period. Her main characters are well developed and feel very realistic. I loved her ending which was the Declaration of Independence. Well done and highly recommended. **I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Books through NetGalley. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    I was surprised that such well-known real-life historical figures George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were incorporated into this story, but I loved seeing them with relationships and conversations that made them seem more human rather than iconic. Faith is an intrepid character, full of bravery, strength, and conviction. I enjoyed the prologue with Faith as a ten-year-old playing war games with the neighborhood boys. It showcased her tenacity and clever intellect, and was an attention-catch I was surprised that such well-known real-life historical figures George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were incorporated into this story, but I loved seeing them with relationships and conversations that made them seem more human rather than iconic. Faith is an intrepid character, full of bravery, strength, and conviction. I enjoyed the prologue with Faith as a ten-year-old playing war games with the neighborhood boys. It showcased her tenacity and clever intellect, and was an attention-catching beginning to a story that had a somewhat slow but steady pace. The spy activities brought a strong element of suspense and tension to the plot, and I was fascinated by the methods and strategies employed by the Patriots as they prepared for revolution. The romance between Faith and Matthew is sweet and gentle in the midst of the turmoil, and I loved their relationship. A story that will definitely be enjoyed by fans of historical fiction! (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)

  9. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    The Patriot Bride was a really interesting and enjoyable story to read! It is book four in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. All books in the series are stand alone novels and The Patriot Bride is definitely my favorite of all of the books so far. The intrigue and danger relating to Matthew and Faith’s spying activities made for plenty of tension throughout the novel. And I loved the way these two fell for each other. It was sweet and natural and romantic in the midst of quite a trying and u The Patriot Bride was a really interesting and enjoyable story to read! It is book four in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. All books in the series are stand alone novels and The Patriot Bride is definitely my favorite of all of the books so far. The intrigue and danger relating to Matthew and Faith’s spying activities made for plenty of tension throughout the novel. And I loved the way these two fell for each other. It was sweet and natural and romantic in the midst of quite a trying and unsure time. I enjoyed this exciting, patriotic story from the first page to the last! (4.5 stars) I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. You can read this review on my blog: https://brittreadsfiction.wordpress.c...

  10. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    I really enjoyed this book! Another fabulous story in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. Each book, written by different authors, can be read as a stand-alone. The Patriot Bride is an absorbing tale of romance and intrigue at one of the pivotal moments in our nation's history. Woodhouse demonstrates an exemplary knowledge of the historical details of the time, from the major details surrounding the early days of the Revolutionary War to the minor details of a women's wardrobe. This book is be I really enjoyed this book! Another fabulous story in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. Each book, written by different authors, can be read as a stand-alone. The Patriot Bride is an absorbing tale of romance and intrigue at one of the pivotal moments in our nation's history. Woodhouse demonstrates an exemplary knowledge of the historical details of the time, from the major details surrounding the early days of the Revolutionary War to the minor details of a women's wardrobe. This book is beautifully written, with the perfect mixture of intrigue and romance and a spirited heroine that held my attention to the last page. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Joleen

    The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse Location: Mostly Boston, MA Timeframe1752 and 1774-1776 Main Characters: Faith Lytton Jackson 32-year old widow working for the Patriot cause Matthew Weber Spy for the Patriots ClaytonFaith's beloved (and surprising) butler Marie: Faith's maid Anthony Jameson: Faith's unwelcome suitor George Washington and MarthaFriends to both Faith and Matthew Ben Franklin: Matthew's mentor Continuing in the Daughters of Mayflower series, this story begins with the death of 10-yea The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse Location: Mostly Boston, MA Timeframe1752 and 1774-1776 Main Characters: Faith Lytton Jackson 32-year old widow working for the Patriot cause Matthew Weber Spy for the Patriots ClaytonFaith's beloved (and surprising) butler Marie: Faith's maid Anthony Jameson: Faith's unwelcome suitor George Washington and MarthaFriends to both Faith and Matthew Ben Franklin: Matthew's mentor Continuing in the Daughters of Mayflower series, this story begins with the death of 10-year old Faith Lytton's parents, and 20-year old George Washington taking her on as his ward. Skip ahead more than 20 years, the rest of the story takes place just prior to and leads into the Revolutionary War. Faith Lytton Jackson and her Patriot supporting friends are doing what they can to assist with the side that wants freedom from England. Their work leads them to coding messages that will be passed on to an undercover agent (spy). Bringing messages to Matthew Weber is Faith's task since she's the only unmarried woman in the group and has no children. A surprising relationship begins. Surprising in that both had intentions of doing a job only, and not getting caught. Neither had thoughts of anything romantic happening between them. Meanwhile, a loyalist who wants to marry Faith because he needs her wealth becomes quite a pest. I was reading two books at the same time. With one book I felt connected to the characters. In this one I only connected with three minor characters. The romance between our main characters wasn’t altogether believable. There was no true progression shown. Despite that, it was a good book. I learned a lot from the author's research of this time period, and I even enjoyed "The Unanimous Declaration of Thirteen United States of America" added at the end. I’m ashamed to say that was the first time I’d read it. History was not of interest to this Californian. Now that I live in the east, history is all around me, and it truly comes alive. I’m soaking it up. Perhaps that’s why I gravitate toward historical fiction now. I’m loving this series and looking forward to the next.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Monique

    This is the fourth book in the Mayflower series, which follows the descendants of one couple that met on the Mayflower boat and the stories are centered around important American history. This concept is so interesting because every book in this series features a different author. This time it was by Kimberley Woodhouse, and we follow Faith Jackson and Matthew Weber in the beginning of the American independence. Matthew is a Patriot spy in the middle of the Loyalists, and his only line to the ca This is the fourth book in the Mayflower series, which follows the descendants of one couple that met on the Mayflower boat and the stories are centered around important American history. This concept is so interesting because every book in this series features a different author. This time it was by Kimberley Woodhouse, and we follow Faith Jackson and Matthew Weber in the beginning of the American independence. Matthew is a Patriot spy in the middle of the Loyalists, and his only line to the cause is Faith, who acts as a messenger. Both are at great risk but they find they want to prolong those dangerous meetings... they also have friends in high places: Faith is George Washington’s ward and Matthew’s friend is no other than Ben Franklin. Overall it was quite an enjoyable read. What I really liked in this book is actually the friendships. Faith is quite active in a women’s group and when trouble comes, she discusses it in the group and asks for help. I know this seems normal, but usually heroine’s want to solve everything themselves, and I think it’s healthy to show it this way. I love how Faith wants to help everyone, and she is quite creative and funny with her solutions. Not as creative as Ben I have to admit lol. Both main characters have strong faith, which shines through their struggles. We have a slow burn romance, which felt sometimes a bit stilted, especially the dialogue. And the villain is just not very villainous... I know he’s supposed to be shrewd and evil but instead he is just whiny and plain dumb. His arc ended weird too in my opinion. That really took away something from the reading experience, since the villain can make or break a story. For me, there also wasn’t enough conflict to keep it interesting. But the banter, the friendships and the staff, and most of the romance made up for that flaw. Long story short: I did like this book and I’m happy to continue with book 5! I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Clara

    Faith Jackson has lost much in life except for her ability to still love - her friends, her servants, her country. Therefore, when the Patriot cause needs a woman to take forwards messages to and from a spy, she is not hesitant to volunteer. Matthew Weber has dreams of his own, such as seeing his country free from British rule. As a spy, he knows he's been given a most difficult task, but he's willing to sacrifice his own wants for the bigger cause. What he didn't expect is for his messenger tra Faith Jackson has lost much in life except for her ability to still love - her friends, her servants, her country. Therefore, when the Patriot cause needs a woman to take forwards messages to and from a spy, she is not hesitant to volunteer. Matthew Weber has dreams of his own, such as seeing his country free from British rule. As a spy, he knows he's been given a most difficult task, but he's willing to sacrifice his own wants for the bigger cause. What he didn't expect is for his messenger transporter be a lovely and smart woman who makes it difficult for him to give up on so much. As lines are drawn and the dangers of war become certain, Faith and Matthew must discern how to fight for their country as well as each other, a position that requires so much sacrifice that it can result in heartbreak but also the fulfillment of many dreams. The research the author did for this book is superb! She brought the setting and he characters truly to life. Another lovely addition to the series. *many thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy; this is my honest review.

  14. 4 out of 5

    J. W. Garrett

    “Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.” –Andrew Jackson I missed the first book in the series; however, each book works as a stand-a-lone as we work our way through history with the descendants of the Mayflower voyage. Rating: clean, faith-based. Book blurb: “Join the adventure through history, romance, and family legacy as “Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.” –Andrew Jackson I missed the first book in the series; however, each book works as a stand-a-lone as we work our way through history with the descendants of the Mayflower voyage. Rating: clean, faith-based. Book blurb: “Join the adventure through history, romance, and family legacy as the Daughters of the Mayflower continues with The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse. Faith Jackson and Matthew Weber are both working covertly to aid the Patriot cause. But will they be willing to sacrifice all for their fledgling country?” Book 1: The Mayflower Bride: Kimberley Woodhouse: pub Feb 1, 2018 Book 2: The Pirate Bride: Kathleen Y’Barbo: pub April 1, 2018 Book 3: The Captured Bride: Michelle Griep: pub May 15, 2018 Book 4: The Patriot Bride: Kimberley Woodhouse: expected pub July 15, 2018 Book 5: The Cumberland Bride: Shannon McNear: expected pub Oct 1, 2018 Book 6: The Liberty Bride: MaryLu Tyndall: expected pub Dec 1, 2018 Our prologue [1752] introduces a precocious 10-year-old Faith Lytton. If you have read any of the other books you will recognize the name. She is friends with an older lad and neighbor by the name of George Washington. Yep, that is our George. They were fast friends and they adored and considered each other a sibling. “There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.” –Plato Chapter 1 picked up in 1774 with Faith Lytton Jackson all grown up and a widow. This was her story in a changing country that was at odds with the restrictions and taxation from the home country Britain. This was during the time where history claimed that King George lll lost the thirteen colonies. It made the reader wonder if all the decisions were his alone or those of his advisors. It would be a bitter and costly loss. Faith Lytton Jackson was friends with Ben Franklin and George Washington. These guys were so cool in this story. It was a hoot spending time with them as they interacted with Faith and Matthew. She became a contact point for the patriot spy and would exchange messages with him. Their meetings became more dangerous as the British presence became more intolerable. It also gave them page time to get to know each other. We have our villain of course… Sir Anthony: “A politician will do anything to keep his job, even become a patriot.” –William Randolph Hearst What a slime… this guy was the worst. He decided he needed to play both sides of the conflict and said whatever would keep him in the good graces of either group. He was the epitome of crass and reigning president of the club that refuses to hear a woman when she says ‘no.’ How many times did Faith tell him no… only for him to approach her again? He reminded me a bit of Sir Walter Elliot from Jane Austen’s Persuasion as he preened in front of his mirror. He admired himself so much. Talk about your self-love. He was simply disgusting as he listed all his admiring attributes and glorious benefits that were his to bring to their marriage. She was so lucky. He was also looking forward to her wealth being added to his depleted coffers. Yes, they were a couple destined to be together and he would see to it that she married him. He would brook no argument. He would also tolerate no competition for Faith’s attentions. Yep… the scumbag caused problems for our Faith and Matthew. “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” –Winston Churchill Matthew Weber was a man between two worlds… loyalists and patriots. The loyalists wanted him to spy on the patriots. However, he was a patriot spy assigned to gather information from the loyalists and report back their plans and actions. His contact person … Mrs. Faith Jackson. This was so cute. I really enjoyed this clean, faith-based story. Our characters were people of faith and would pray for their struggles, for others and their own situations. They read their Bible… so there will be scriptures throughout the story. Our H/h would discuss their belief and faith in God and discuss His abiding grace and protection in times of trouble. There were explanations of where God was during hard times… yet, none of this was in a preachy manner. It was presented as comfort between characters who had experienced loss or was in grief. I enjoyed this story and look forward to the next in the series. At the end of the book there is a copy of the Declaration and blurbs from all the books within the series. At 96% there is a section of notes from the author that I found very interesting. I volunteered to read an unedited galley from Barbour Publishing via Netgalley. The views expressed are my own.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Becky Lewis

    This was truly an enjoyable book detailing the immense amount of subterfuge and danger the Patriots and even the Tories, I think, encountered as they fought for what they held dear. I loved how Faith Lytton Jackson is set up as a friend of George Washington, so we get to see much of this early American hero. I also enjoyed seeing insights into Ben Franklin and the rift in his family, imagining the hardship this would cause as many families were likewise torn asunder. Faith is indeed a very brave, This was truly an enjoyable book detailing the immense amount of subterfuge and danger the Patriots and even the Tories, I think, encountered as they fought for what they held dear. I loved how Faith Lytton Jackson is set up as a friend of George Washington, so we get to see much of this early American hero. I also enjoyed seeing insights into Ben Franklin and the rift in his family, imagining the hardship this would cause as many families were likewise torn asunder. Faith is indeed a very brave, very strong female protagonist. She has to be, to survive so much heartache and also to be the community leader that she is. It is no wonder that she volunteers for such a dangerous job. Sometimes strong women attract the wrong kind of attention. How I laughed at her encounters with Anthony Jameson and how full of himself he was! And how I hoped that things would work out with Matthew, but Faith has already lost so much, will she be able to trust again? And how can two spies find it to forgive deceptions and to trust when their lives have been all about misleading others? What a great thing it was to me to see the author forego the lengthy lists of her first book. Gone are the long vocabulary lists and lists of who's who that helped to get the first book of the series off to such a slow start. I did have to laugh; Kimberley Woodhouse just can't help getting as much historical detail in as she can, and she found a sneaky way at the end to include a document! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley. This in no way affected my opinions, for which I am solely responsible.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Dana Michael

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this historical series by Barbour Publishing. This book, The Patriot Bride is about a young widow spying during the Revolutinary War. She falls in love with a fellow spy during the course of the book. It is filled with historical facts. The author definitely did her home work. I give this book three and a half stars. *I was given a copy of this book by Barbour publishing and was not required to leave a review. This is my honest opinion.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lucy

    This is the fourth installment in The Daughters of the Mayflower series and I highly recommend this series. The Patriot Bride takes us to the Revolutionary War Era and you feel like you are in the midst of the adventure, as Ms. Woodhouse writes of fictional characters amid the real life characters of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. You can feel the tension and heart pounding moments as Matthew and Faith pass messages for the cause of the Patriots. Throw in a little romance and faith ele This is the fourth installment in The Daughters of the Mayflower series and I highly recommend this series. The Patriot Bride takes us to the Revolutionary War Era and you feel like you are in the midst of the adventure, as Ms. Woodhouse writes of fictional characters amid the real life characters of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. You can feel the tension and heart pounding moments as Matthew and Faith pass messages for the cause of the Patriots. Throw in a little romance and faith elements and you have the makings of a great read. I won’t go into detail but the mouse scene had me squirming. I loved reading The Declaration of Independence at the end. What bravery these people had to stand up for what was right. I love learning history while enjoying a great fictional story and this author shines in that department. I received a complimentary copy from Barbour Publishing. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Paula Shreckhise

    The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse is the fourth book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. It can be read as a stand-alone. What if George Washington had a ward named Faith Lytton? And what if Ben Franklin was a mentor to Matthew Weber? Imagine Boston, 1774 around the time of the Boston Tea Party. Kim Woodhouse spins a believable tale of espionage and romance during a turbulent time in our country’s history. Through her eyes, Faith and Matthew become important figures in the making of The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse is the fourth book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. It can be read as a stand-alone. What if George Washington had a ward named Faith Lytton? And what if Ben Franklin was a mentor to Matthew Weber? Imagine Boston, 1774 around the time of the Boston Tea Party. Kim Woodhouse spins a believable tale of espionage and romance during a turbulent time in our country’s history. Through her eyes, Faith and Matthew become important figures in the making of our nation. Excitement fills this interesting book. This book is well researched and helps to educate readers about the reasons behind the confluct between England and the Colonies. I love that Kim included the Declaration of Independence at the end if this book. We need to be reminded of the cost of our freedom and why we wanted it in the first place. Kim uses this story from her fertile imagination to teach us a bit of history and life principles as well. And we have fun learning! I recommend this for fans of historical fiction of the Revolutionary period. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*

  19. 4 out of 5

    Karen R

    History, romance and intrigue come together to create an engaging story in book four of the Daughters of the Mayflower series! A little bit more of a connection to book one given this is the same author, which made this interesting. Chock full of historical facts and figures, but with a lot of play on actual conversations and events, made the story feel plausible. The author includes a nice introduction and end notes to help sort fact from fiction. Seeing the conflict from the main character's History, romance and intrigue come together to create an engaging story in book four of the Daughters of the Mayflower series! A little bit more of a connection to book one given this is the same author, which made this interesting. Chock full of historical facts and figures, but with a lot of play on actual conversations and events, made the story feel plausible. The author includes a nice introduction and end notes to help sort fact from fiction. Seeing the conflict from the main character's perspective helped me imagine what the people of the time actually went through as their land was occupied by martial law, and freedom became a battle cry. It must have been terrifying, yet they courageously laid themselves on the line, hoping for future generations to experience the freedom they sought. It made me appreciate even more the sacrifice of many who serve in the military today to maintain our country's freedom. Freedom is indeed not free. There are some Christian themes and prayers for strength and direction. I liked the group of ladies who rallied around Faith to support her, and how they read through Psalms, memorizing verses for hope and inspiration. Historical romance fans who like an inspirational read will probably enjoy this book. (An e-book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are completely my own.)

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jocelyn Green

    As spirited and stirring as the era it represents. In The Patriot Bride, duty and love compete and compel, heaping tension onto every page as endearing characters navigate their changing world. This timeless tale is destined to be beloved by fans of the history and romance of the Revolutionary Era.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Julie Carpenter

    I really enjoy historical fiction, but sometimes it can be a hit or miss for me. I've been following and reading this series from the first book, the author for this book also wrote Book #1, and have enjoyed them. I will admit that the first book had me a little overwhelmed with a lot of the historical aspects of it. Not that I didn't enjoy the storyline and learning more but I had a hard time connecting with the characters throughout the story. Knowing this was the same author, I wasn't sure wh I really enjoy historical fiction, but sometimes it can be a hit or miss for me. I've been following and reading this series from the first book, the author for this book also wrote Book #1, and have enjoyed them. I will admit that the first book had me a little overwhelmed with a lot of the historical aspects of it. Not that I didn't enjoy the storyline and learning more but I had a hard time connecting with the characters throughout the story. Knowing this was the same author, I wasn't sure what I was going to think about this one. I will admit that I enjoyed this one more than the first book. I'll also admit that I did skim through different parts of the book. My time was limited for reading and so to be able to enjoy all of the book, I skimmed parts that were a little bit slower in the storyline. From the very beginning I enjoyed Faith's character. She was for sure a little spitfire and that personality trait carried on throughout her life giving her great strength and fortitude to accomplish the different challenges life presented her. I really enjoyed her character and personality throughout the book. She was a great example to many of the secondary characters. Definitely a character I would have fun sitting down and chatting with, or even sneaking out and carrying notes around to help the Patriots. I loved her relationship with George Washington and how that was shown throughout the book, the friendship and letters were fun to read. Matthew was another character that I enjoyed. I couldn't imagine doing what he did. I know this is a fictional story with fictional characters but it is based on history and the people who were spies and risked their lives for freedom, and for their family and country's freedom, I am so grateful for them and admire their bravery, strength and courage. The author did a great job portraying those people in the character of Matthew. I liked seeing his internal struggle knowing the sacrifices he was making. There is a crazy character in this book. Oh, how I loathed him. Yet, I felt that the author did a good job showing this character's belief that he was right in his mind. Of course as readers we saw the opposite. There were times that I kept thinking of Mr. Collins from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. How he says to Elizabeth Bennett that her 'no' actually was just her being coy and shy and that she really meant, 'yes'. Anyone else think that while reading this book. Now, Mr. Collins is a lot calmer and less creepy than the character in this book but that little aspect is what made me think of him. Overall I enjoyed this read and the historical aspects of it. The cameos of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were fun. Benjamin Franklin especially when he was in disguise. Plus I liked the reference that author made to Silence Dogood. Too funny. It definitely made me want to go do some more studying of these two men! Content: Clean. Some mild moments of peril. A stalker type character. A few kisses but nothing further. This is a Christian fiction novel, for those who don't like reading a lot of scripture passages and discussion of God in their books, this one had quite a bit within the pages. The author has Faith's character quoting several of the Psalms and discussing it with ladies in her group. I think if you're interested in this book but not that aspect of it, you could easily pass over those sections and not lose the storyline. There was a little more than I usually enjoy in my books but I enjoyed the novel. I received a copy from the publisher, Barbour Publishing, via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions in the review are my own. Happy Reading!!!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Nora St Laurent

    This is book #4 in the Daughters of the Mayflower series which are written by a variety of talented authors. I’ve enjoyed them all. Each of these stories can be read as a standalone. This story takes place 1774 near Boston and Philadelphia areas as the nation is on the brink of war. I enjoyed the authors enthusiasm about history and the discoveries she shares with readers in the back of the book. I was quite fascinated to learn what she uncovered and how she debunked some myths about George Washi This is book #4 in the Daughters of the Mayflower series which are written by a variety of talented authors. I’ve enjoyed them all. Each of these stories can be read as a standalone. This story takes place 1774 near Boston and Philadelphia areas as the nation is on the brink of war. I enjoyed the authors enthusiasm about history and the discoveries she shares with readers in the back of the book. I was quite fascinated to learn what she uncovered and how she debunked some myths about George Washington and Paul Revere. Faith Jackson is a smart, feisty, independent, opinionated woman who has had her share of unfortunate events. But with friends like George Washington in her corner since childhood she felt hopeful and safe. She was a brave girl with tomboyish outspoken ways. So, when the Patriots asked for her help in the cause she signed up and a group of ladies she trusted signed up with her. It was intriguing to learn what all these women did to help the cause. Faith then takes it one step further and signs up to becomes a spy. She was the logical choice since she had no husband and no children. she says to her group, …” Ladies, it is imperative that we keep everything we speak of here only amongst ourselves.…I have a suggestion. I think we should start memorizing more scripture. To help us through the tough times ahead and to keep our minds trained…We must be vigilant in how we plan and what we say. Everything must have a purpose and a reason in case we are questioned.” Faith’s contact turns out to be Matthew Weber. It’s the first time they’ve met but they’ve heard about one another through their connection with George Washington. Sparks fly in a good way as they both embark on this dangerous mission. I enjoyed the cast of minor characters and loved what her butler Clayton said to this man, “Mr. Jameson, while I am sure we are all impressed with your fervor, Mrs. Faith Jackson offered you no invitation to this home. Now if you will kindly remove yourself before I have to do it for you.” Faith states plainly, “…let me assure you one last time. I am not playing games. Nor do I wish to speak to you ever again. Good day.” She tries to act lady like. But things do escalate with this man Tension was in the air on both sides as they rally in preparation for war and Anthony Jameson sets out on a full out campaign to make Faith his wife one way or another. This puts everyone in danger. I loved learning about history this way and have enjoyed all the novels in this series. Book number 6 is scheduled to release in December. It’s titled The Liberty Bride by Marylu Tyndall. I’ve marked my calendar to make sure I don’t miss the next installment. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher/Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” Nora St. Laurent TBCN Where Book Fun Begins! www.bookfun.org The Book Club Network blog www.psalm516.blogspot.com Book Fun Magazine https://www.bookfun.org/page/past-iss...

  23. 5 out of 5

    Julia Wilson

    The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse is a marvellous Christian historical novel. It is the fourth book in The Daughters Of The Mayflower series but can be read as a stand-alone. This novel surrounds the battle for independence. It opens in 1752 but quickly jumps to 1774 as we follow the action, Loyalists and Patriots are everywhere. People choose whether to support the king or are they for independence? There are spies in the midst, infiltrating life everywhere. There is the theme of trust as The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse is a marvellous Christian historical novel. It is the fourth book in The Daughters Of The Mayflower series but can be read as a stand-alone. This novel surrounds the battle for independence. It opens in 1752 but quickly jumps to 1774 as we follow the action, Loyalists and Patriots are everywhere. People choose whether to support the king or are they for independence? There are spies in the midst, infiltrating life everywhere. There is the theme of trust as no one knows who the betrayers are, with spies and double dealings. The women are shown to be strong and brave. "You were the one who taught me to follow my instincts and not let anyone think less of me because I was a woman." The women do what they can to support the cause. Unwanted attention towards a young widow from a hopeful suitor creates much amusement for the reader as the women conspire to thwart his attentions. The fight for freedom from the crown is only half the story. To gain real freedom, we need to know Jesus and follow His rules for our lives. "The only way they'd gain freedom was if they followed Him." We need to fix our eyes on Jesus and trust Him. The Patriot Bride is based on fact. Kimberley Woodhouse has woven a fabulous story. She has put legs on historical details and characters. George Washington is no longer just a character in a painting but has been created as a fully rounded and likable character. The Patriot Bride will educate you as you read. It is an exciting page turner that will have you glued from the start. I received this book for free from Barbour publishing on Net Galley. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kristi

    First, I have to admit that while reading this book I had no idea that the author also wrote the first book in the series. That being said it's no wonder I liked the writing style and the attention to historical detail throughout the book. Yes, the book isn't totally accurate when it comes to the historical parts but the author admits this at the beginning and since I knew this going in it didn't bother me in the least. Faith is a character I couldn't help but like. From her youth to adulthood I First, I have to admit that while reading this book I had no idea that the author also wrote the first book in the series. That being said it's no wonder I liked the writing style and the attention to historical detail throughout the book. Yes, the book isn't totally accurate when it comes to the historical parts but the author admits this at the beginning and since I knew this going in it didn't bother me in the least. Faith is a character I couldn't help but like. From her youth to adulthood I liked her independence and attitude. She was a strong girl/woman and could take care of herself and was a leader. She was a character I cared about and really, really enjoyed. Matthew Weber was the perfect leading man for Faith. He wasn't a wimp or too strong as to be overshadowed or overshadow Faith. They were great as a team and I enjoyed their scenes together. There was a character that was a bit of a jerk and that was Andrew Jameson. Now, I have to admit that while this character was a real piece of work I didn't totally hate him. I actually thought he brought a nice balance to the story and found some of his scenes to be a bit on the humorous side. Now, in addition to Faith and Matthew, my favorite characters were George Washington and Ben Franklin. I know they weren't as the author wrote them but I enjoyed getting to know these two founding fathers of our country. The author wrote these two in a way that was respectful and made me want to know more about them. I'll be checking out those sources she listed at the end of the book so I can learn more about these two. This story is fast-paced and easy to read. I highly recommend this book to fans of historical fiction. Although the fourth book in the series this story completely stands on its own. (I do recommend reading the first three books though because they are really good stories themselves.) Grab a drink, get comfy and spend some time with Faith, Matthew, George, and Ben. You won't be disappointed. Happy reading!! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. I was not required to write a review and all opinions are mine.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death The Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with “The Patriot Bride” by Kimberley Woodhouse. This unique series is generational, with each installment highlighting a woman descending from Mayflower voyager Mary Elizabeth Chapman, who was the focus of the first book. In “The Patriot Bride” we meet Faith Lytton Jackson, a 32-year-old woman residing in Boston as the colonies head toward war with England. With things intensifying, Faith and a named Matthew Weber Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death The Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with “The Patriot Bride” by Kimberley Woodhouse. This unique series is generational, with each installment highlighting a woman descending from Mayflower voyager Mary Elizabeth Chapman, who was the focus of the first book. In “The Patriot Bride” we meet Faith Lytton Jackson, a 32-year-old woman residing in Boston as the colonies head toward war with England. With things intensifying, Faith and a named Matthew Weber become spies for the patriot cause, facing the dangers both of being caught and of their budding relationship. This story contains many gems that make it stand out in the historical fiction genre. Faith makes a daring heroine, one who challenges the status quo of eighteenth century female conduct with her sharp intelligence, independence, and valor. The faith element is strong, and there are many scripture verses throughout the text, underscoring how much the fight for and eventual victory of the American Revolution depended upon the patriots’ faith in God. Along with the fictional characters are some easily recognizable historical figures, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. Including them not only strengthens the setting but also gives readers a glimpse into what they may have been like in their personal lives and interactions. It is all too easy to view the Revolutionary War from the safety of history, knowing the outcome and forgetting how radical it actually was. “The Patriot Bride” drives home the reminder of how steeply the odds were in Britain’s favor and of the awful—and often gruesome—consequences that awaited the patriot leaders if they lost and demonstrates how these early American overcame the odds to form our nation. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sarita

    A spunky, feisty main female character, a dashing young spy, and two great historical figures, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, makes for another great installment in this great historical series. Faith was my favourite female character of the series so far. I enjoyed her personality and could see her annoyance with the irritating mr Jameson. There was quite a few scenes that had me smiling/laughing as well. The story line of the Revolutionary war was very interesting and the secret meetin A spunky, feisty main female character, a dashing young spy, and two great historical figures, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, makes for another great installment in this great historical series. Faith was my favourite female character of the series so far. I enjoyed her personality and could see her annoyance with the irritating mr Jameson. There was quite a few scenes that had me smiling/laughing as well. The story line of the Revolutionary war was very interesting and the secret meetings between Faith and Matthew added to a bit of a suspenseful thread as you as reader wondered what would happen and if they will get caught. The evil Mr Jameson was a different flavour to a bad guy. Sometimes I just had to laugh at his thinking. I was quite happy at the way George dealt with this problem. What I really like about this author (this is the second book I have read by her) is the way she makes faith (relationship with God) and integral part of her main characters' lives and includes scripture in a way that flows with the story but does not come across as preachy. Definitely a book and series to recommend to fans of Christian historical fiction. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Books through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.*

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Johnson

    Title: The Patriot Bride (The Daughters of the Mayflower #4) Author: Kimberley Woodhouse Pages: 256 Year: 2018 Publisher: Barbour Books My rating: 5 out of 5 stars The Daughters of the Mayflower series starts with The Mayflower Bride, The Pirate Bride and The Captured Bride before the story continues with this book. While each book could be read as a stand- alone, reading the series makes it more enjoyable to see the various family members adventures in different eras. Here the Revolutionary War hasn’t Title: The Patriot Bride (The Daughters of the Mayflower #4) Author: Kimberley Woodhouse Pages: 256 Year: 2018 Publisher: Barbour Books My rating: 5 out of 5 stars The Daughters of the Mayflower series starts with The Mayflower Bride, The Pirate Bride and The Captured Bride before the story continues with this book. While each book could be read as a stand- alone, reading the series makes it more enjoyable to see the various family members adventures in different eras. Here the Revolutionary War hasn’t started, but the rumors of war are definitely in the wind and people know it! Kimberley Woodhouse did a wonderful job putting together a very believable and lifelike tale! When readers start the book, the author has a letter for readers and in Note From the Author, we get to learn about her research. Faith is the main female character throughout the book and she is full of fight and fire! Faith suffers through some hard times, but that is what shapes this woman’s heart and patriotism. There are no lengths Faith won’t go to aid others, and I loved how the women got together to read and memorize the Scriptures prior to war breaking out. There are real historical characters in the book with a little change here or there in reference to the time, if I remember right. Reading about our forefathers and how they might have lived or spoke makes them so real to me. One scene made me giggle, and I can’t wait for you to enjoy picturing it in your head! It’s great! The tale is also a sobering reminder of the cost many paid in many ways so that their descendants would have a much better and free life in a new country. Here is an example of historical fiction at its best, so read one or read them all. There are two more coming out soon! Perhaps this would make a great gift for a reader you know be they family, friend or acquaintance! Note: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book. The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspo.... Also follow me on Twitter@lcjohnson1988, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson...

  28. 5 out of 5

    Suzie

    “All the months of meeting in secret. Passing messages back and forth. They’d shared their hearts in little moments of quiet.” The Onset of the Revolutionary War, two spies, a man who will not take no for an answer, and supporting roles from George Washington and Benjamin Franklin are just a few of the highlight in The Patriot Bride, the latest release in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. Kimberley Woodhouse returns with her second book in the series, and I liked revisiting a little of the st “All the months of meeting in secret. Passing messages back and forth. They’d shared their hearts in little moments of quiet.” The Onset of the Revolutionary War, two spies, a man who will not take no for an answer, and supporting roles from George Washington and Benjamin Franklin are just a few of the highlight in The Patriot Bride, the latest release in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. Kimberley Woodhouse returns with her second book in the series, and I liked revisiting a little of the story from where it all started plus the ties to Plymouth. But even more so, the intrigue, suspense, history, and romance of Faith and Matthew’s story may just be my favorite yet. Faith Jackson is intelligent, courageous, and headstrong who has surrounded herself with faithful friends and staff (Clayton and Marie were a great addition). She’s also experienced an abundance of loss in her life. Matthew Weber is in a dangerous situation, embedded deep in enemy territory. But his clandestine meetings with the Patriot’s messenger—the beautiful Faith Jackson—are a highlight of his days. As the danger grows and war dawns, can Matthew and Faith reach for a brighter future or will the present challenges present them from examining their admiration and attraction further? Woodhouse puts readers in the center of a pivotal time in US history, bringing it to life with fascinating characters and tidbits of history woven within this fictional story. I am thoroughly enjoying this series with strong women who fight for their freedom and beliefs and men who appreciate and encourage those strengths. Disclosure statement: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lynda Edwards

    I began reading The Daughters of the Mayflower series from the first book, also by this author, and was thrilled to see she is the writer for this latest novel. It can easily be read as a standalone, but those who have read earlier books will find this a wonderful new installment. Faith is a very likable character and I was immediately drawn to her in the heartbreaking prologue. Once the story gets going, we meet a woman who has spunk and has not allowed life’s losses to make her bitter. Matthew I began reading The Daughters of the Mayflower series from the first book, also by this author, and was thrilled to see she is the writer for this latest novel. It can easily be read as a standalone, but those who have read earlier books will find this a wonderful new installment. Faith is a very likable character and I was immediately drawn to her in the heartbreaking prologue. Once the story gets going, we meet a woman who has spunk and has not allowed life’s losses to make her bitter. Matthew is an intriguing man with many secrets but I loved that he is committed to something larger than himself, and that everything else has to fall into place behind that priority. He is a man of honor. The romance between them is a beautiful one; even though their time together is somewhat limited, the bulk of the story revolves around their relationship. One of my favorite parts is when Matthew reflects how she really knows him, even though their acquaintance has been short, she understands him as very few others can and that helps him remember who he is. The historical detail could have easily overpowered the plot, but the author does a good job of giving us a taste of the time while keeping the story central. And I appreciate that the historical circumstances are applicable to my own, present-day experiences: trust, fighting prejudice, and doing the right thing even when it costs are lessons good for any time in history. I really enjoyed this book—the characters have heart and tenacity, the romance is sweet, and the historical detail outstanding. I highly recommend it for those who enjoy historical romance, especially if Revolutionary history is a favorite. I received a review copy of this book from the author and publisher but was not required to write a positive review. The thoughts expressed are both honest and my own.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jodi

    The Patriot Bride is the fourth book in the Daughters of the Mayflower Series. This is the only book in the series that is written by an author who has written a previous book of the series. Kimberley Woodhouse is responsible for the debut novel, The Mayflower Bride as well as The Patriot Bride. I was not overly impressed with The Mayflower Bride, but I am really enjoying reading this series so I gave The Patriot Bride a chance. If you haven't read any book in this series, they can all be read a The Patriot Bride is the fourth book in the Daughters of the Mayflower Series. This is the only book in the series that is written by an author who has written a previous book of the series. Kimberley Woodhouse is responsible for the debut novel, The Mayflower Bride as well as The Patriot Bride. I was not overly impressed with The Mayflower Bride, but I am really enjoying reading this series so I gave The Patriot Bride a chance. If you haven't read any book in this series, they can all be read as stand alone novels. The series is tied together by the Lytton family tree, American history, and spans the time period between 1620 - 1814. Overall, I can say that I enjoyed reading The Patriot Bride which is set in Philadelphia during 1774. The prologue was very well written. I was instantly drawn to Faith and George and I found myself thinking...this is going to be a great story. For the most part, it was an entertaining story with likable and diverse characters set during an unstable time in American History. However, I felt that the characters lacked depth and development and that portions of the plot, if expanded upon, would have added dimension and a deeper connection between the novel and the reader. I appreciated the liberal use of Scripture and the message that God is a trustworthy God who never leaves us and whose mercy will see us through to the end. I enjoyed The Patriot Bride more than The Mayflower Bride, but my favorite of the series is still The Captured Bride. The Patriot Bride will be available for purchase through your local or online book retailer August 1, 2018 Thank you Barbour Books and Net Galley for the free copy of The Patriot Bride to read in exhange for my honest review.

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