Mercy Lytton, a scout with keen eyesight raised among the Mohawks, and Elias Dubois, a condemned traitor working both sides of the conflict, must join together to get a shipment of gold safely into British hands.
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A War-Torn Countryside Is No Place for a Lady
Mercy Lytton is 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 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—but he is the one they stole it from in the first place. It turns out that the real thief is the beguiling woman, Mercy Lytton, for she steals his every waking thought. Can love survive divided loyalties in a backcountry wilderness?
Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep.
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 (coming August 2018)
The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear – set 1794 on the Wilderness Road (coming October 2018)
The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – set 1814 Baltimore (coming December 2018)
In the winning third book of the Daughters of the Mayflower multiauthor series, Griep (The Captive Heart) tells the story of unlikely love on a dangerous expedition. In 1759, Mercy Lytton, who was raised in the Mohawk tribe, is working as a scout for the British army in the French and Indian War. When General Bragg sends Mercy on a mission to transport gold back to British territory, Mercy must marry in order to provide legal evidence backing up her cover story of a family traveling by wagon. Making matters worse, Elias Dubois, her new husband, is a condemned traitor who had been sentenced to hang. Elias agrees to save himself by becoming a double agent, and the two reluctantly marry. Despite Mercy's hatred for Elias, she is also captivated by him. During the dangerous trip through territory controlled by hostile Natives and the French, Elias takes great care of Mercy, but she still cannot shake the feeling that he is hiding something. As they travel, keeping out of sight of the Wyandot, Mercy and Elias develop feelings for each other, and after Mercy is captured by the Wyandot, Elias risks his life to save her. When Mercy's life is in the balance, she relies on her growing faith (inspired through her relationship with Elias after years away from Christianity) to see her through. Griep delivers a sweet, action-filled romance that will please fans of the series.
This is a fantastic historical romance novel!
The characters are incredibly well developed and easy to connect with. This is true of many of them, not just the two main ones. Both Mercy and Elias has deep seated wounds from their pasts. They were shaped by things they were told by family members raising them, just as we all are. The journeys there are on are shaped by those wounds and will hopefully bring them healing.
The action and adventure is fabulous. They face many dangers that require them to work together to survive. At first they are so at odds with each other that their ability to do so is really in question. They discover strengths and weaknesses that they didn’t know they had. There are also strong believers in God that are working with them. They step up and and help point them to Him.
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