The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse

About the book: The Wilderness Is a Great Place to Hide
Jacqueline Rivers manages a Pony Express station in 1860 Utah territory after her father’s death. There are daily stresses placed on her in this unconventional role—and now a government official is asking her to sniff out counterfeiters. When Elijah Johnson passes through on the stage while on an exhausting quest to find his boss’s heir, he doesn’t want to leave the beguiling station manager. In fact, he may never leave when caught in the crossfire of the territory’s criminal activities. Can she remain strong when secrets of the past and present are finally unearthed?

Publication Date: July 1, 2019

Publisher: Barbour Books

Genre: Historical Fiction

Series: The Daughters of the Mayflower, #9

Can Be Read As Standalone: Yes

My thoughts: Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres and I love when they take place in the unsettled West. Add in an independent woman and men willing to protect her if needed and you have a story that I can become engrossed in and enjoy from start to finish. The Express Bride was everything I was looking forward to and more.

From the very beginning, I was hooked by this storyline. I enjoyed learning about the Pony Express and reading about the unsettled Utah Territory. I also enjoyed the cast of characters in the story. Each had a unique personality and was in the story for a purpose which, for me, made the story so much more enjoyable. The author did a fantastic job of bringing the story to life through her descriptions of the area.

This is a must-read for fans of America historical fiction. While it is book number nine in the series it completely stands on its own. I’m sure that, like me, once you read this book you will be adding the author to your must-read list. Happy reading!!!

About the author: Kimberley Woodhouse is the best-selling author of more than twenty books who loves the JOY of story. A lover of history and research, she often gets sucked into the past and then her husband has to lure her out with chocolate. She’s spoken to more than 800,000 people at more than 2,000 venues and has taught the craft of writing around the country. Married to the love of her life for twenty-five plus years, she makes her home in Montana.

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