Book Reviews

The Golden Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #8) by Kimberley Woodhouse

the golden brideTitle: The Golden Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #8)
Author: Kimberley Woodhouse
Rating: ★★★★

I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Can Olivia survive the crime and Gold Rush fever of 1849…and the countless marriage proposals?
A series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees.

The Daughters of the Mayflower series continues when Olivia Brighton finds herself widowed and working her brother’s restaurant in San Francisco during the height of the rush for gold. Even though she receives at least twenty marriage proposals a day, she will never marry a gold miner. Her brother’s friend Joseph Sawyer has gotten caught up in local politics and the plight of Chinese in forced labor. The more Joseph gets pulled into investigating crime in the city, the less Olivia sees of the compassionate man. And just when she thinks she could love again, a fire threatens to steal all hope.

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)
The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1836 Battle of the Alamo (February 2019)

After only being married for a short period of time, Olivia finds herself a widow and parent-less. Her only option being to take a dangerous journey (as a woman, too!) to her brother, Daniel, whom she hasn’t seen in a very long time. In a primarily male-dominated community, Olivia finds herself one of a few women in San Francisco during the Gold Rush fever of 1829.

While working in her brother’s restaurants, Olivia constantly finds herself in compromising positions with men who have no other women to look at besides herself. Avoiding endless marriage proposals and handsy men, Olivia learns to stand up for herself and what she believes in.

But, after so much heartache, Olivia finds herself blessed to come into the presence of her brother’s best friend, Joseph, who isn’t bad at look at, either! However, can Olivia’s opinion of miners change when she finds out Joseph is one himself?

A story of deception, justice, and a hint of romance, readers are likely to fall in love with this feisty woman and caring supporting men!

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