by Kathleen Y’Barbo
I love discovering new authors and series so finding the Daughters of the Mayflower series has been a real delight. Over time, I have randomly collected several books in the series but honestly didn’t know they were connected until recently. You may be thinking, “Why wouldn’t I of known that?” Well, the interesting thing about this series, of the 12 books, most of them are written by different authors. One unifying quality of each is they are centered around women during monumental events in history.
The Chisholm Trail Bride is the first book that I have read in the series and is actually the most recent, having been released just a few days ago. I started the book at midnight and finished reading at 4:30 am. I honestly find reading books at night when the house is quiet and there’s nothing else to do but read (well, I guess except sleep) one of the greatest joys.
The Chisholm Trail Bride is a quick and fun read at just 256 pages. I greatly enjoyed the mystery behind the characters and watching as the story unfolded with its many twists and turns. Similar to Wyatt Creek, my father was in love with my mother when they met in 7th grade, and I imagine his steadfast and long lasting-love to that of Wyatt. I enjoyed Wyatt’s strong and protective character as well as his bravery. I felt a little annoyed at times with Eliza Gentry with her decision making, but I did appreciate her boldness and sense of freedom.
Now, I feel at odds with myself. I greatly enjoyed the book and would recommend it. However, there were just a few flaws that after I finished reading, made me question many things in the book. I won’t give them away (as I don’t want to spoil the book for you), but I felt a little like, “well, why didn’t they do this?”, or “why would they do that?”
With that being said, I did enjoy the book and look forward to diving into more of the series!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
The Red Review: ❤️❤️❤️💔(.5)
***3.5 Stars: Compelling Characters, Well-Written (.5), Interesting Storyline, Unable to Stop