The Cumberland Bride

The Cumberland Bride

Thomas Bledsoe and Kate Gruener are traveling the Wilderness Road when conflicts between natives and settlers reach a peak that will require each of them to tap into a well of courage. A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees. Love and Adventure Are Discovered on the Wilderness Road In 1794, when Kate Gruener?s Thomas Bledsoe and Kate Gruener are traveling the Wilderness Road when conflicts between natives and settlers rea...

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Title:The Cumberland Bride
Author:Shannon McNear
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1683226917
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

The Cumberland Bride Reviews

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Oct 16, 2018
    I loved the expansive wilderness setting in this book and the various feelings it gave throughout the story- anticipation and adventure, trepidation and danger. I could relate to Kate as she shows her inexperience in the elements, but also her strength, determination, and grit. Like Th...
  • Michelle Griep
    Jul 26, 2018
    I admit it. I'm a jaded reader. So when I give a book 5 stars, it's truly an event . . . and The Cumberland Bride is worthy of every hard-earned star I'm giving it. Shannon McNear can spin a tale like none other, and the romance side of it, whewie! The girl does relationships like a ch...
  • Loraine
    Sep 09, 2018
    The series now focuses on the fifth and six generations of the Lytton family who are migrating in 1794 from Tennessee to Kentucky. The westward expansion movement is taking place. The main characters are Kate Greuner and her family who are traveling westward with two other families gui...
  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    Oct 31, 2018
    I really love historical fiction and I love the time and setting for this book. It was such a time of turmoil and unrest as white settlers continued in their westward movement, pushing into the lands inhabited by the Shawnee and other Native American tribes. Tensions were high and I co...
  • Ronie
    Aug 07, 2018
    McNear's attention to historical details and the ability to weave those so seamlessly into a compelling novel is incredible! This was a wonderful read! ...
  • Monique
    Aug 03, 2018
    The Cumberland Bride is the fifth book in The Mayflower series, which follows the descendants of the Mayflower throughout historical American events. Each book is written by a different author, and this one is by Shannon McNear. It takes place on the Kentucky Wilderness Road in 179...
  • Vera Godley
    Oct 13, 2018
    Journeying with one's family over trails - mere footpaths - on foot, with few horses, and no wagons in 1794 ranks at the top of the list of terrifying accomplishments that the settlers of the United States managed and that absolutely astound me. I have long been highly respectful of ea...
  • Quirkybookworm
    Oct 07, 2018
    I adore, I breath, I ravish, I live history. I'm a major history buff. I'm a history nerd/geek and proud of it! With that being said, I truly enjoyed this 5th book in Mayflower Brides series. The author took her time researching the territory and the trail in late 1700's. With her wo...
  • Rebecca
    Nov 05, 2018
    3.5 stars "Be brave, sweet Kate." It's 1794 and Kate Gruener's father has decided to move his family west; regaling them with stories about the wild, barely tamed Kentucky frontier and its wide, open opportunities. He hires experienced scout Thomas Bledsoe to lead their cluster ...
  • Ann
    Jul 23, 2018
    This is the first book I've read in the Daughters of the Mayflower Series and also the first time to read a book by Shannon McNeer, it was an excellent book. You felt like you were right there with the characters of the book. I stayed glued to this book until the very end, it will have...
  • Staci
    Oct 25, 2018
    The Cumberland Bride is set between The American Revolution and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Some families were already traveling west to claim land of their own and forge a new life. Kate Gruener is traveling to Kentucky with her family. Their guide is Thomas Bledsoe. In the pa...
  • Denise Weimer
    Aug 05, 2018
    Oh-so-rarely it comes along - that novel that absolutely grips you. Shannon McNear has given us that novel with The Cumberland Bride. Point-of-view so masterful you experience each thought and emotion as if you are that character, that moment. Description so beautiful you can see the p...
  • Lesa Caputo
    Oct 22, 2018
    I just love this series, it's like a quick American History refresh along with an exciting personal story! I enjoyed looking up facts that come up in the book and remembering historical facts and stories along the way. I just finished Cumberland Bride, Book 5 in the Daughters of the ...
  • Brittany
    Oct 14, 2018
    What a story! I absolutely loved this novel and it is definitely my favorite book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. This series is written by several different authors, with books that are all stand alone novels, and follows a family tree through important time periods in our h...
  • Lucy
    Oct 20, 2018
    A wonderfully done historical with romantic tension that has you on the edge of your seat. The beautiful descriptions of the Cumberland Gap down to the specific flowers blooming has you seeing the picturesque setting and feeling like you are viewing it through the characters eyes. I fo...
  • Karen R
    Jul 14, 2018
    Another wonderful historical adventure romance in the Mayflower series! One of my favorites in this series so far, this epic road trip begins in 1794 Tennessee and ends in Kentucky as the group travels along the newly expanded Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap. This well wr...
  • Rachael
    Jan 13, 2019
    A wonderful historical read! The history is fascinating and the detail much appreciated by this reader. Wonderful characters, beautiful faith thread, and a touching love story all combine to make a great addition to this series. This was my first book by this author, and I hope to r...
  • Debra Schoenberger
    Jul 25, 2018
    Having read a story about a young girl captured by Indians when I was younger, I was curious to read this new Christian romance about another young woman whose family is travelling to Kentucky through Indian territory. Given the topic, there was plenty of action and suspense as Kate...
  • Julia
    Oct 08, 2018
    The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear is a fabulous Christian historical novel and the fifth book in The Daughters Of The Mayflower series. It can be read as a stand-alone. History comes alive for the reader as we journey with those early pioneers determined to conquer and settle in...
  • Dana Michael
    Jul 14, 2018
    The Cumberland Bride is a book in a series of books by Barbour Publishing called The Daughters of the Mayflower. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is a new to me author and I loved this story. The historical aspects of the frontier and the dangerous plot kept me glued to each...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Oct 10, 2018
    Even before I finished this I knew it would be my favorite book of the Daughter's of the Mayflower series! Wow, and I'm gonna say it again, WOW! Absolutely loved this book! This book was so rich in historical detail and I just gobbled it up. You want to tell me about the Wilderness R...
  • Susan
    Aug 26, 2018
    4.5 stars Shannon McNear's lyrical prose weaves a magnificent tale of the early settlers along the Wilderness Road of the late 1700's. Her setting literally spring to life, as the story slowly unfolds describing the many hardships the early settlers faced as they moved westward. McN...
  • Trixi
    Oct 08, 2018
    The setting of the latest Daughters of the Mayflower starts out at Bean's Station, Tennessee in the year 1794. Thomas Bledsoe hires on with the Gruener family to move them across the Wilderness Road to Kentucky where they have purchased land. What follows is a tale of adventure, mishap...
  • Sarita
    Nov 22, 2018
    At first this the book felt like it might be a slower read, but it quickly won me over with the never-ending adventure and action and needing to know how things would turn out for Thomas and Kate. The difficulties they experienced in the Wilderness was exciting, yet concerning and scar...
  • Sarah Monzon
    Jul 20, 2018
    Having gone to college in TN and being familiar with the Cumberland Gap, I found the setting and history to be interesting and well done. The cover is gorgeous, as all in this series have been. The writing itself was good, the author having a firm grasp on craft. However the story star...
  • Kelly Tyree
    Oct 16, 2018
    I cannot say enough good things about this book. I have loved the Daughter of the Mayflower series. They have all been well written and completely draw you in from page one. The Cumberland Bride is set in 1794. Kate Gruener and her family are going to head further west to settle in...
  • Missy
    Aug 20, 2018
    This series just keeps getting better and better. I read 60% of this book in one day. It is that good. I would give this one 4 1/2 stars. It is the story of a guide, Thomas Bledsoe, who takes the Gruener and Jenkins families from Virginia to Kentucky, through the Cumberland Gap. But...
  • Paula Shreckhise
    Sep 19, 2018
    The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear is the fifth book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. It is a thoroughly captivating story of a wilderness journey in 1794. Kate Gruener and her family are making the difficult trek from Bean?s Station, Tennessee, through the Cumberlan...
  • J. W. Garrett
    Oct 07, 2018
    The Daughters of the Mayflower series follows the descendants from that famous journey. Book 1: The Mayflower Bride: Kimberley Woodhouse: pub Feb 1, 2018 Book 2: The Pirate Bride: Kathleen Y?Barbo: pub April 1, 2018 Book 3: The Captured Bride: Michelle Griep: pub May 15, 2018 ...
  • Shonda
    Sep 25, 2018
    This book was an excellent read! I love that this book is a wagon train book. There is romance but there is also much knowledge about Indians, wagon trains and the great land of the East. I enjoyed many of the characters but my favorite was definitely Kate! This book kept me engaged fr...