The Wilderness Is a Great Place to Hide
Jacqueline Rivers manages a Pony Express station in 1860 Utah territory after her father’s death. There are daily stresses placed on her in this unconventional role—and now a government official is asking her to sniff out counterfeiters. When Elijah Johnson passes through on the stage while on an exhausting quest to find his boss’s heir, he doesn’t want to leave the beguiling station manager. In fact, he may never leave when caught in the crossfire of the territory’s criminal activities. Jackie can’t decide if Elijah is friend or foe. Can she remain strong when secrets of the past and present are finally unearthed?
Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Express 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)
The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1836 Texas (February 2019)
The Golden Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1849 San Francisco (April 2019)
The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1860 Utah territory (July 2019)
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A touching and exciting story
The Express Bride is about a woman, Jacqueline Rivers, who has taken over running a Pony Express and stage coach station in Utah territory after her father’s death around 1860. She loves her life, her work, and the “family” (the Pony Express riders she cares for) surrounding her. She soon encounters Elijah Johnson, a man who has been sent on a mission by his wealthy boss to find his long lost daughter. As Elijah searches for the truth, his discoveries threaten to change everything Jacqueline thought she knew about her life.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Express Bride. The characters are likable and relatable, and the story is captivating. I appreciated the characters’ outward expressions of faith and their acknowledgement of their dependence on God’s grace. And besides being a lovely story of restoration, redemption, and forgiveness, it was full of action, mystery, and suspense, as the characters are also trying to uncover the truth behind a forgery scandal and murders related to it. Overall, it was an exciting book that I couldn’t put down. I would certainly recommend this book, especially to anyone who enjoys historical fiction and clean romance.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all opinions expressed are my own.
Historical Fiction Crime Secrets Mystery Pony Express
The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse Historical Fiction of the American West in the mid 19th century. In this new story in the Daughters of the Mayflower series there is excitement from the beginning pages. Crimes to be solved, a runaway, romance, secrets and mysteries from long ago. The old old story of sick souls and the redemption offered by God. I loved the real historical details of the Pony Express, never ending action and especially the gospel story throughout this book and series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I appreciate the opportunity and thank the author and publisher for allowing me to read, enjoy and review this book. 5 Stars
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Setting is of 1860.a carriage to take her bundle of joy, and jewelry when she was a treasure to her husband. The threats and bruises she’s wanting to get as far away as she could. To running a pony express station in Utah at the beginning of the civil war, to others she is know as Jack. The work is hard, and hopes she won’t be discovered. Then Elijah comes looking for the lost daughter of his employer, the clue he was given had to be wrong, a good historical era of time when we had the pony express.
Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion by Net Galley and Berkeley.