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The Captured Bride

A load of gold, a traitor, and a half-breed scout…can love survive divided loyalties in a backcountry wilderness?

The Captured Bride

The Captured Bride

A load of gold, a traitor, and a half-breed scout—can love survive divided loyalties in a backcountry wilderness?

A war-torn countryside is no place for a lady—but Mercy Lytton is a lady like none other. Raised amongst the Mohawks, she straddles two cultures, yet each are united in one cause . . . to defeat the French. Born with a rare gift of unusually keen eyesight, she is chosen as a scout to accompany a team of men on a dangerous mission. Yet it is not her life that is threatened. It is her heart.

Condemned as a traitor, Elias Dubois faces the gallows. At the last minute, he’s offered his freedom if he consents to accompany a stolen shipment of French gold to a nearby fort—but he’s the one they stole it from in the first place. It turns out that the real thief is the beguiling woman, Mercy Lytton, for she steals his every waking thought.

Can love survive divided loyalties in a backcountry wilderness?

The Captured Bride captured me with its fast-paced plot, flesh and bone characters, and gritty portrayal of the American frontier. But it was the can’t-turn-the-page-fast-enough romance between Mercy and Elias that sparked like gunpowder and won me over completely. Well done!

— Laura Frantz, author of The Lacemaker
“Taut and timeless, the heart of liberty beats strong and sure in this breathless Colonial tale where the counterfeit marriage of two patriots is as divided as the fledgling nation for which they fight. Steeped in rich historical adventure, The Captured Bride will not only capture your heart and your sleep, but inspire your soul.”

— Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Isle of Hope series
I’ve never met a Michelle Griep book I didn’t love! I felt like I was traveling through the colonial backwoods of New York State where dangers, adventures, and mystery confronted the characters at every turn. But the best part? The romance that truly made me breathless. Another winner from this fabulous author!

— MaryLu Tyndall, author of the best-selling Legacy of the King’s Pirates series
“Breathtaking. Unforgettable. Just two of my thoughts as I paused only a few pages into this magnificent story. From the gritty depths of a traitor’s prison to the pristine but dangerous beauty of the lush scenery along the trail, I tumbled into the tale of Mercy and Elias and did not want to put this book down. Griep has outdone herself with this historical masterpiece.”

— Kathleen Y’Barbo, author of Pirate Bride and the Fairweather Key series
“Michelle Griep is at the top of her game with The Captured Bride, a riveting tale of divided loyalties and enduring love set in colonial America. The exciting plot is filled with intrigue and danger, and the characters so real, they practically jump off the page. This is one for the keeper shelf!”

— Margaret Brownley, New York Times bestselling author and author of Cowboy Charm School
“What an adventure! Michelle Griep’s beautifully written, intricately plotted story blends fascinating details of life during the French and Indian War with unforgettable characters and high-stakes adventure. The Captured Bride should come with a warning: Reading this book may lead to sleepless nights as you tell yourself, ‘Just one more chapter, just one more.’ ”

— Amanda Cabot, bestselling author of A Borrowed Dream