Title: The Chisholm Trail Bride (The Daughters of the Mayflower #12)
Author: Kathleen Y’Barbo
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publishing Date: April 1, 2020
Publisher: Barbour Books
Length: 256 Pages
About the Book:
Stubborn Hearts Clash on a Cattle Drive
Eliza Gentry’s pursuit of marriage to the son of her family’s sworn enemy has cost her greatly. Furious at his daughter’s choices, her father sends her off with the cattle drive heading toward Fort Worth and the Barnhart ranch, but under the watchful eye of Wyatt Creed, a Pinkerton man he has hired to see to her safety. With danger at every turn—not the least of which to his heart—can Wyatt Creed keep his focus with Eliza Gentry around? Is the Chisholm Trail a place for falling in love or a place to die at the hands of cattle thieves?
Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Chisholm Trail Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo
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 (July 2019)The Rebel Bride by Shannon McNear – set 1863 Tennessee (December 2019)
The Blizzard Bride by Susanne Dietze – set 1888 Nebraska (February 2020)
Y’all I can’t even begin to describe how sad I am to close the cover on this book. I have been with this series right from the beginning and loved every single one of them. I sincerely hope that Barbour decides to continue it further, as there’s still plenty of time in history left to cover.
I loved how the romance was developed in this one. I get that romance is often rushed in order to fit within the allotted number of pages for a book, but that can also make it seem more unrealistic to me. I am a big fan of there being a past friendship or connection prior to the story so that their relationship will feel more genuine from the start. This one gets bonus points for how well this was all worked out and woven in.
And Wyatt Creed? Oh, is he wonderful. You’ll love him, but I won’t spoil him for you. You’ll have to discover him for yourself.
With likable characters and intense energy, the author did a fantastic job of maintaining just the right balance of mystery and action to keep the pages turning. It didn’t take me long to devour this one at all despite my desire to make it last longer. This one met all the right criteria for being another solid installment into what has become one of my favorite series of all time.
*I received a copy of this book through NetGalley. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.