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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 father is ready to move the family farther west into the wilderness to farm untouched land, Kate is eager to live out her own story of adventure like he did during the War for Independence and to see untamed lands. And she sets her sights on learning more about their scout, Thomas Bledsoe. Thomas’s job is to get settlers safely across the Kentucky Wilderness Road to their destination while keeping an ear open for news of Shawnee unrest. But naïve Kate’s inquisitive nature could put them both in the middle of a rising tide of conflict. Is there more to Thomas’s story than he is willing to tell? Is there an untapped courage in Kate that can thwart a coming disaster?

Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear.

More in the Daughters of the Mayflower series:
The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1620 Atlantic Ocean (February 2018)
The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1725 New Orleans (April 2018)
The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep – set 1760 during the French and Indian War (June 2018)
The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1774 Philadelphia (August 2018)​
The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear – set 1794 on the Wilderness Road (October 2018)
The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – set 1814 Baltimore (December 2018)
 

Review

“Gut-wrenching emotion with all the action of The Last of the Mohicans. The Cumberland Bride will grab you by the throat and not let go until you’ve closed the book. This is one up-and-coming author that you’re going to want to keep your eye on!”
 –Michelle Griep, award-winning author of The Captured Bride
 
 
“ You won''t be disappointed!”
–Carrie Fancett Pagels, award-winning, ECPA-bestselling author of My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island
 
 
“Filled with unforgettable characters and a dash of romance, Shannon McNear’s The Cumberland Bride is an adventure from the first page to the last. I fell in love with this book, and I know you will too.”
–Kathleen Y’Barbo, bestselling author of My Heart Belongs in Galveston, Texas and The Pirate Bride
 
 
“Breathtaking and captivating!  Rarely does a book keep me up at night, and rarely do I think about the story long after I turned the last page. Don’t miss this one!” 
–MaryLu Tyndall, author of the bestselling and award-winning Legacy of the King’s Pirates series.
 
 
“Shannon McNear writes vivid, richly-detailed historical novels with plenty of heart and adventure. Highly recommended!”
–Elizabeth Camden, RITA® and Christy award winning author
 
 
“Shannon McNear’s The Cumberland Bride is a beautifully written novel with a compelling plot of brave travelers on the Wilderness Road. This can’t-miss tale will capture your mind and thrill your heart!”
–Jennifer Uhlarik, Selah Award-winning author of The Outcast’s Redemption and part of The Secret Admirer Romance Collection
 
 
“A fabulous read! The Cumberland Bride is gorgeously-written and rich in historical detail, with a romance that hooked me from the start. This one is definitely for the keeper shelf.”
–Susanne Dietze, award-winning author of My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho
 
 
"A must-read debut novel for those who love Laura Frantz and Lori Benton.”
–Gabrielle Meyer, author of Love’s Undoing in The Backcountry Brides Romance Collection
 
 
“Compelling and lovely, The Cumberland Bride will take you on a journey of the heart as you travel with the characters into the wilderness.”
–Roseanna M. White, bestselling author of The Lost Heiress and the Shadows Over England Series
 


With a historical setting, an intriguing romance and plenty of adventure, this is a great story for historical fans.
( Parkersburg News & Sentinel 2018-10-07)

Book Description

Join the adventure through history, romance, and family legacy as the Daughters of the Mayflower continues with The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear. Thomas Bledsoe and Kate Gruener are traveling the Wilderness Road when the mounting conflict between natives and settlers will require each of them to tap into a well of courage.
 

About the Author

Transplanted to North Dakota after more than two decades in Charleston, South Carolina, Shannon McNear loves losing herself in local history. She’s a military wife, mom of eight, mother-in-law of three, grammie of two, and a member of ACFW and RWA. Her first novella, Defending Truth in A Pioneer Christmas Collection, was a 2014 RITA® finalist. When she’s not sewing, researching, or leaking story from her fingertips, she enjoys being outdoors, basking in the beauty of the northern prairies. Connect with her at www.shannonmcnear.com, or on Facebook and Goodreads.

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Babbling Becky L
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Absolutely Loved This Tale of Crossing the Cumberland Gap
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2018
Are you a sucker for lore of the Kentucke wilderness around the time of Daniel Boone? Do you love the style of Laura Frantz or Michelle Griep? Shannon McNear has been added to my list of names who can paint that period so well, you can feel the splash of the river as the... See more
Are you a sucker for lore of the Kentucke wilderness around the time of Daniel Boone? Do you love the style of Laura Frantz or Michelle Griep? Shannon McNear has been added to my list of names who can paint that period so well, you can feel the splash of the river as the horses ford it, sense the cold and wet of the mountain dressed with thick fog. Be overtaken by the fear for safety as you vicariously travel the Cumberland Gap.

What an intriguing supposition McNear starts out her narrative with. A Hessian siding with the Americans. The real question I saw, over and over throughout the book, is where does one end viewing another as an enemy? How does the forgiveness offered by one affect others around him? Or will an attempt at reconciliation between obvious enemies bring shame, betrayal, and untold danger?

How I loved these characters. Some followed their upbringing, some followed their hearts, and all followed dangerous trails. Who will have the strength of character to survive a time and place given to unrest and danger?

Worthy quotes:

“It always seemed the more willing a body was to share their story, the more likely that story wasn’t worth hearing.”

“God could protect them...And if they could not put their hope in Him, then—what else was there?”

My heart is full after reading The Cumberland Bride. May we all learn to view conflicts from angles other than our own. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley. This in no way affects my opinions. I am not required to leave a positive review. I DID, however, pre-order my own copy for my keeper shelf.
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Rebecca Maney
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A Wonderful Peek into the Wild Frontier!
Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 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... See more
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"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 of local families safely across the Wilderness Road, knowing that renegade Shawnees are continuing to stir up trouble throughout Cumberland Gap.

Kate''s natural curiosity and propensity to record details, about people and places, prompts her to quiz the intriguing scout from time to time about his family history, to which he barely responds. But as the miles disappear under their feet, an invisible thread begins to form between them, causing Thomas much angst. He is determined to avoid attachments, he never wants a woman to cry over him again, and the lovely Kate is proving hard to resist with all of her annoying questions.

It seems the Almighty has His own plans for Thomas and Kate, for after Thomas'' worst nightmare is realized, he turns to the only source of wisdom that he should have ever considered to begin with and listens to the still, small voice of the Spirit saying, " And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee saying, This is the way, walk ye in it."

Honestly, the first and second halves of this story differed remarkably in intensity, but make no mistake; the author ends strong and ultimately that is what matters.
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Eclectic Reader
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McNear does her homework!
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2018
hannon McNear is a fine writer and does her homework well. As The Cumberland Bride parallels my own genealogy story, I read it with interest--looking for a sense of what my ancestors endured 200 years ago. McNear provides plenty of description of... See more
hannon McNear is a fine writer and does her homework well.

As The Cumberland Bride parallels my own genealogy story, I read it with interest--looking for a sense of what my ancestors endured 200 years ago.

McNear provides plenty of description of Kentucky''s flora and fauna at the end of the 18th century and the only description of the Cumberland Gap I''ve read.

This romance was just a little too focused on the romance for me--others will probably enjoy it--which why I only gave it three stars.
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Meadowlark
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My Favorite Book of the Series
Reviewed in the United States on December 9, 2019
Having read all the wonderful books by Laura Frantz and Lori Benton this year, I have been hoping to find other authors who have their gift of bringing this era to life. Some of the other books in this series did not hold my interest, except I did like the Captured Bride by... See more
Having read all the wonderful books by Laura Frantz and Lori Benton this year, I have been hoping to find other authors who have their gift of bringing this era to life. Some of the other books in this series did not hold my interest, except I did like the Captured Bride by Michelle Griep. The Cumberland Bride was hard to put down: believable, slow-burning romance taking place in an authentic, historical setting. Shannon McNear has either traveled horseback through rugged country or taken the effort to learn what it takes. This book compares to The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton and Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz.
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Amazing Adventure!
Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2019
Wow! This was an amazing adventure! I loved it! It''s odd to think of western Kentucky as the frontier but in 1794 it was. I loved the details and descriptions the author gives us in her telling of this family and group packing up to move west. The details of the... See more
Wow! This was an amazing adventure! I loved it!
It''s odd to think of western Kentucky as the frontier but in 1794 it was.
I loved the details and descriptions the author gives us in her telling of this family and group packing up to move west. The details of the journey had me on the trail with them.
Katarina (Kate) Gruener gets into all kinds of trouble. Thomas Bledsoe is there to rescue her.
Somewhere along the way, he finds himself breaking a promise he made to himself long ago. He also finds his faith again.
I can''t say the rest of what I want to without giving spoilers.
Maybe a teaser...there is a sweet connection to the beautiful cover on this book. You''ll have to read the story to find it.
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Jennifer Berry
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Built to a Satisfying Conclusion!
Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2019
As the characters travel to a new life in Kentucky, the reader has glimpses of their differing points of view and backgrounds. Suspense of if or when they would meet Native Americans and how that would play out kept my interest. I had a moment when I hoped that the action... See more
As the characters travel to a new life in Kentucky, the reader has glimpses of their differing points of view and backgrounds. Suspense of if or when they would meet Native Americans and how that would play out kept my interest. I had a moment when I hoped that the action would pick up, and once the Native Americans came seriously on the scene I wasn’t disappointed. I was glad that the romance had time to grow, and I loved the historical interaction with Native Americans that you don’t always get to see. I loved the author’s note and additional historical note that gives even more historical details about the time period.
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Ashley and Alex
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Slow start but gripping ending.
Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2020
It took me about halfway through to really get interested in this one. I guess I expected this frontier story to have more tumult, more struggle on the journey for the group as a whole, like others I’ve read. But only the main female character seems to be the one... See more
It took me about halfway through to really get interested in this one. I guess I expected this frontier story to have more tumult, more struggle on the journey for the group as a whole, like others I’ve read. But only the main female character seems to be the one experiencing misfortune all the time. And her clumsiness and pestering ways made it hard for me to grasp the male characters infatuation with her. But once the Natives came in and stirred the pot, so to speak, I found myself thoroughly focused and hooked. Excellent, redeeming ending, in my opinion.
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Linda Romer
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An adventurous read! Loved it!
Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2019
Another great installment in The Daughters of the Mayflower Series. I loved The Cumberland Bride. I could feel the love between Kate and Thomas. I enjoyed their adventurous journey through the Frontier. I enjoyed the interactions with the Shawnee Indian Tribe. A great read... See more
Another great installment in The Daughters of the Mayflower Series. I loved The Cumberland Bride. I could feel the love between Kate and Thomas. I enjoyed their adventurous journey through the Frontier. I enjoyed the interactions with the Shawnee Indian Tribe. A great read rich with history. I''m looking forward to more great reads from this Author.

I give The Cumberland Bride 5 stars for its enjoyable read.
I would recommend this book to Historical Fiction Fans.
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