I'm loving this Daughters of the Mayflower series, every single book! The characters in The Liberty Bride were realistic and believable. The war of 1812, where America was fighting for independence against Britain was front and center. Spies, cannons and muskets, oh my!
On the ship the Charlotte, Emeline soon found herself along with all the other passengers, captured by the British and put on board the HMS Marauder. She soon was used for her medical skills learned from helping her uncle. Both American and British passengers were injured during the skirmish and she treated each equally with care. This was noticed by Lieutenant Owen Masters on the Marauder. Emeline soon realizes she needs to pledge allegiance to the British for her safety even though she is American at heart. She feels guilty at her deception but sees no other way. Owen is also harboring a big secret from all.
I loved these two characters and how they reacted to circumstances. Emeline was the bravest woman I've read about in a long while. And Owen was strong and very well versed in what he needed to do to succeed in his situation. Real history among fiction, I love it!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.