Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Patriot Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower) by Kimberly Woodhouse [Review & 5-Winner Giveaway]

My thoughts: I do love to dive into a good book that takes me back in time to experience in my mind's eye events complete with imagined sights, sounds, feelings, smells. That is just what Kimberley Woodhouse has done with this short novel about the time just before the American Colonies declared their independence from Britain.

War was brewing. People were not sure who could be trusted and what to say and to whom. It was a fearful time.

Woodhouse deftly weaves towering historical figures such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin into this tale. She has gracious ladies who hold Bible studies and Bible readings in their home whilst gowned in beautiful silk gowns and sipping tea. She has these same gracious ladies slipping out into the night on errands to carry messages to spies.

It was a dangerous time, but also a glorious time when the American colonists overthrew the tyranny of Britain. This is a short, gentle read with a nice helping of romance thrown into the mix. And it is another opportunity to read about descendants of those who journeyed to America aboard the Mayflower.

About the book: 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?
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher to review. Winners' copies for this giveaway are provided and shipped by Barbour Publishing directly to each winner.


  1. Women played an important role and were not given the credit they deserved. Vivian Furbay jtandviv(at)q(dot)com

  2. Honestly, I don't know much at all about the role of women during the time of the American War for Independence, but I would love to learn more. I also haven't been able to trace any of my ancestors back as far as the years of the struggle for independence. It would be very interesting to research!

  3. I honestly know little about the role of women during the time of the American War for Independence but I know these women had to be tough and hard working. I can’t even imagine cooking and heating water on a wood stove every day. I haven’t researched my ancestors that far but I do know that some came through Ellis Island after arriving by ship from Belgium. There is a large Belgian popularion in central Louisiana.
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  4. I never really thought about my heritage until I had in depth blood work done after the doctors found out that I had Multiple Myeloma. Then I found out that I am 10% African American. I know my Italian relatives came to America on a ship to Ellis Island. My mom grew up on a farm in Iowa. She had a pet pig :). I have never been interested in that time period until I saw the movie The Patriot and then I was curious about that whole time period. Let’s just say that I would never have made it back then!! I like laundry appliances, refrigerators, air conditioners, etc. I am truly spoiled by all these modern conveniences!

  5. I
    My relatives came over from Europe but my husbands came over in the 1600’s before the revolutionary war. He can trace his family all the way through back to Scotland.

  6. My uncle was able to find records of our family in America as far back as the late 1600s. Not sure when they actually came over from England.

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  8. I loved the one by Michele Griep, and I have this one in my pile to read soon! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on!

  9. I know very little about the role women played in the American War of Independence. No, I can't trace my ancestry to anyone involved.


  10. From my reading I am amazed at how resilient these women were back then. My roots are in Germany and what an exciting book my family tree would tell.

  11. I know women supported their husbands. One book I remember in school was Molly Pitcher who took her husband's place in combat. Our daughter researched our history. One of our ancestors ran a trading post in Virginia when George Washington was surveying. Earlier our ancestors helped William The Conqueror conquer England and she traced our ancestors to the Vikings.

  12. My dad's side of the family, both is mom and dad, had ancestors that fought in the revolutionary war. His dad's side fought in VA and NC, his mom's side fought in VT, CT and NY.


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