About: Proper English governess Eleanor Morgan flees to the colonies to escape the wrath of a an angry duke. When the Charles Town family she’s to work for never arrives to collect her from the dock, she is forced to settle for the only reputable choice remaining to her—marriage to a man she’s never met. Trapper and tracker Samuel Heath is a hardened survivor used to getting his own way by brain or by brawn, and he’s determined to find a mother for his young daughter. But finding a wife proves to be impossible. No upstanding woman wants to marry a murderer.
My Review of The Captive Bride by Michelle Griep:
I’ve enjoyed books with governesses before and I fell in love with Griep’s writing the first book I picked up. And this was quite a read with all of the suspicions, threats, secrets, fears, and lies that ran amok with love, hope, and faith. Ah, this book was so good. Somehow, Griep always gives you a wonderful and meaningful story with hope and love. There is harsh and violent content (such as a whipping) that make this book better for older readers and I suggest that 13/16 have a trusted guardian/parent/friend read this first.