This was a very enjoyable read. This is the fifth book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. Each one I've read seems to be a little better as the stories unfold of the beginnings of our great nation. The Cumberland Bride was full of travel, adventure, danger and sweet romance. Set in 1794, Kate and her family along with a few other settlers begin a long, grueling journey to Kentucky over rough trails using pack horses. Kate's dad, Karl Gruener, has hired Thomas Bledsoe to scout for them. They spend weeks traveling through rough ground, mountains, rivers and Indian territory. Thomas keeps a close watch each day scouting all the areas and keeping a watchful eye. In spite of this, one night as Thomas is out looking about, he finds Kate wandering. Her causing him distraction allows them to be captured by four Indian braves. What happens to Thomas and Kate? How does the settler party continue after two of theirs goes missing? As you read you will find your heart pounding at each "fork in the road" as the unexpected happens. Grab your chair and hold on tight as you read on to find out the conclusion to this fifth adventure in the Daughters of the Mayflower series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.