The Patriot Bride
Daughters of the Mayflower - book 4
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)
Woodhouse sets this enjoyable fourth installment in Barbour's Daughters of the Mayflower series at the onset of the Revolutionary War. Orphaned and then widowed, Faith Lytton Jackson has grown into an independent and wealthy woman. Her lifelong relationship with George Washington places her in a position of trust with the Patriots, and she rallies the women of Boston to do what they can for the cause. Matthew Weber worked with Washington during his surveying years, but it's his close relationship with Benjamin Franklin and his son William, the royal governor of New Jersey and a Loyalist, that puts him in a unique, albeit risky, position. When Faith and Matthew begin working together to secretly deliver a letter, they quickly develop a personal attachment. Dangerous liaisons, clandestine meetings, and covert missions add a dash of intrigue to Faith and Matthew's quaint love story. A smarmy would-be suitor complicates the situation and puts both Matthew and Faith in further jeopardy. Woodhouse stays true to the historical images of Washington and Franklin, lending credence to the fictional liberties she takes with these well-recognized Founding Fathers. Woodhouse's fun, faith-filled book will please fans of historical romances.)
This is a remarkable historical romance!
I love both of the main characters. Faith is an incredibly strong woman. She has learned how to survive without a man in charge of her household because of her strength. She knows how to lead and she expects those around her to follow her instructions. She helps immensely in the difficult situations that she faces during the beginning of the war.
Matthew is everything you can ask for in a hero in a book. He is strong, handsome, and very dedicated to his beliefs and doing all that he can to support the cause. Throw in there the fact that he is always willing to protect Faith is just perfect.
The storyline is captivating. I was drawn into it and anxious to find out how things turn out for Faith and Matthew. It was a nice fictional story built into the history of the Revolutionary War. Seeing George Washington and Benjamin Franklin brought into the story and interacting with Faith and Matthew was wonderful.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the author’s note at the end of the book to see what she had to say about the use of actual historical characters in her book. It was great to read her thoughts and see a glimpse into how she views history.
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