“The stars at night were big and bright. Eliza Gentry sighed. Was there any more beautiful sight?”Opening lines of The Chisholm Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo
The Chisholm Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo is a fabulous new addition to the Daughters of Mayflower series. Set in the Wild West of the Chisholm trail in 1880, we join Eliza as she travels with her father and his team moving their cattle. She is capable cowgirl but this drive had ramifications which play out for her life.
We then skip forward nine years, in trouble with her father, Eliza is sent from the farm to New Orleans to do the season! She’s horrified, in danger and under the protection of a Pinkerton man, Wyatt. He has his hands full with her trying to break away from the structure around her.
The two set off on a great adventure working through the problems of the past which have risen again, fight off bandits, herd cattle and ride horses. It’s a delight from start to finish, full of fun and mystery.
If you enjoy historical romance with Christian insights, this one is for you. I highly recommend it, it’s a five out of five of enJOYment.
From the back cover:
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?
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Barbour Publishing through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.