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The Liberty Bride

(The Daughters of the Mayflower #6)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  478 ratings  ·  262 reviews
Lieutenant Owen Masters and Emeline Baratt meet on a British warship as sworn enemies. Where will Emeline place her loyalties when forced to spy against her country?
War Forces a Choice Between Love and Country

A trip home from England to Maryland in 1812 finds Emeline Baratt a captive on a British warship and forced to declare her allegiance between the British and America
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 1st 2018 by Barbour Books
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Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-to-z-2018d
"Never you fear about that. God be wit' us."
"How do you know God is not with the British?"
"Don't matter wha' side 'e takes. 'E's still wit' you and me."

The Liberty Bride (2018, Barbour) by MaryLu Tyndall is the sixth book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. It's a standalone Christian historical romance set on the sea in the Atlantic Ocean in 1814. I believe the last book I read by this author was Surrender the Sea, which is another great seafaring adventure.

Rating: 4.5 stars

The her
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I enjoyed the early American setting on both land and sea and the theme of patriotism that runs throughout the book. There is plenty of action and I appreciated the historical details that brought authenticity and made me grateful I live now instead of then! The swift pace of the plot made it hard to put the book down and even though I didn't quite connect with the main characters' emotions, I found the story captivating with twists and turns that made me wonder how on earth there would be a hap ...more
Deanne Patterson
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have read and loved all of the Brides of the Mayflower series. I loved following along with it as it progresses with time. This series started out in 1620 and as of the sixth book we are now up to 1814 Baltimore. I live two hours from Baltimore and enjoy walking along the harbor there so this was even more enjoyable for me. MaryLu Tyndall does an amazing job with her description of the ship and the going on's on it. Strong, faith filled book that is another favorite in this series.
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Julie Carpenter
Another great addition in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. I think my favorite thing about this series (ok one of my favorites, aside from finding new authors to follow, great characters, sweet love stories and more) is the historical aspects of this series. I've really enjoyed learning more about the wars, the historical settings and significant moments of history.

This book focuses on the War of 1812 and follows two characters, Owen Masters and Emeline Baratt. I don't want to give anythin
J. W. Garrett
“History never really says goodbye. History says, ‘See you later.’” –Eduardo Galeano

Rating: Clean: although there was an attempted assault: faith-based: This is Book 6 in the Daughters of the Mayflower series.

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” –Michelle Ob
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
This series has been wonderful! In this sixth book of the Daughters of the Mayflower series, author MaryLu Tyndall takes us to east coast of the United States during the War of 1812.

Main character Emeline was born in Baltimore and has family in England. She believes in God and following a set of rules. Although she is a rule follower, she is also willing to take a risk to help others. Emeline is a wonderful character and it was a joy to spend time with her aboard a ship and on land.

I loved the a
I received a ARC of The Liberty Bride from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a honest and fair review.

MaryLu Tyndall...what a very delightful and well worth the read story. I am a bit disappointed that this is the 6th book in the series and I have never enlightened myself with you as an author and your other novels.

The Liberty Bride is set during the War of 1812 where the heroine, Emeline Barrett becomes hostage on a British ship. Contrary to the other brutal crew members, she meet
Paula Shreckhise
The Liberty Bride by Marylu Tyndall is 6th in the series The Mayflower Brides.

Adventure abounds during this tale of the War of 1812. It is now 1814 and the British are planning to take Washington D.C. and Baltimore.
Owen Masters is the son of an apostate preacher and wants nothing to do with a God he perceives as distant and authoritarian. Throughout this book, he encounters people who are genuine Christians and they help him to discover the true God who loves him. While Owen is far from God, he
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a story of Emaline Baratt, an American, returning from England in the War of 1812 when her ship is taken by the Royal Navy, and First Lt. Owen Masters. Once Masters learns she knows how to treat people medically, he sends her below to treat the Americans and the British. Emaline is also artistically talented and is commissioned by the ship's captain to paint his portrait, in the same room where strategies are discussed for future battles. Once Emaline gains the captain's trust and he kno ...more
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Liberty Bride is a very nice addition to the Daughters of the Mayflower series. This is a series in which each of the books stand alone. They tell the stories of men and women during major events in history. They are tied together only in the sense that the women in the stories come from the same family tree throughout the ages.

I really enjoyed The Liberty Bride. Emeline and Owen were characters who had based their views relating to God on the words and actions of their fathers. They both st
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
From a battleship to a land in war, full of twists and turn, readers are transported to a time in history maybe little talked about, but with enemy lines and hostility clear.

In midst of such scenario, can lies provide the foundation for justice? Or is there another key to freedom and victory?

Finding the truth that redemption starts in the heart can free us to the most precious gift of all, which empowers us to love enemies and show mercy.

This book was a lovely addition to the series :)
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emeline Baratt is the 7th generation of the Lytton family when Tyndall once again picks up the saga of the Lytton family. With her mother deceased, her father has sent her to her Great Aunt in England to become a lady. Instead Emeline finds herself a caregiver for her great aunt who has become ill. After 2 years, her aunt has died; and Emeline is returning home on an American ship that is taken over as bounty by an English vessel. War has broken out between the Americans and English once again i ...more
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again, author MaryLu Tyndall sweeps the reader away on an exhilarating, seafaring adventure set against the backdrop of the War of 1812! I would've learned so much had Tyndall been my history teacher in school. With her unique voice I was taken captive to that very horrific time and place...experiencing the scent and wild beauty of the sea, the horrors of war, and the first blush of romance.

First Lieutenant Owen Masters is quite the perfect hero. Who can resist a man with hair slicked back
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am really enjoying this series. Each book gives the reader a wonderful story at different pivotal moments in American history. Although it follows the members of the same family, each book can be read as a standalone.

MaryLu Tyndall is at her best in describing life at sea in her stories. The beautiful prose appeals to the senses as the reader is drawn into the story, experiencing the sights, sounds and smells aboard a British warship. Nearly half of the story is set on board a ship as Emeline
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-free
This was another great story in the Mayflower series. Both Emeline and Owen had their own adventurous journey in finding God while being a spy for America on a British ship. There was a few moments which made me smile when they saw each other as traitors when in fact they were on the same side. I loved the scene where Owen forced Emeline's hand to show on which side she was.

Portions was hard to read due to the brutality of the British. People being flogged and beaten just for the sake of it. Wha
Susan F
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book immensely. The historical adventure is filled with action, suspense and a good dose of friction between a few of the characters. A building attraction between main characters, Emiline and Owen, who question the patriotic loyalty of one another is magnetic. I enjoyed the smooth plot that centers around Americans and British during the War of 1812. Tyndall has really created an excellent story that flows with history and makes it very interesting. With a ship as the main settin ...more
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
With lively, dynamic characters, and a fun story plot of spies and secrets, I was eagerly along for a fun adventure both on the sea and on land!

Emeline didn’t plan on becoming a spy, however, when she finds herself a captive on a Brittish warship, it becomes clear that her best option of survival is proclaiming herself a loyalist while secretly helping the cause of liberty. The lie she’s forced to tell eats away at her, and she struggles to be good, and follow the rules.

Emeline’s father once tol
Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
Why haven’t I read books by this author before? Or in this series?
I now have a new obsession.

A great story of love, secrets, danger, and adventure!
I really enjoyed the story.

4/5 stars.
Karen R
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Adventure, intrigue, and romance in a time of war! Set towards the end of the War of 1812, this story involves real events and details that bring an authentic feel to the plot and characters. The author brings her careful research to life from real battles, to the gritty details of life at sea, in a country under major attack.

The tension mounts as they get closer to the epic battle of Baltimore in 1814, and the main characters wrestle with their consciences. I wondered who would crack first in
Dana Michael
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Liberty Bride is a book set during the end of the War of 1812. The heroine is taken captive and held on a British ship. The hero is an officer on that ship. There is an immediate attraction between the two, but they are enemies. Or, are they? This is a book you would expect from Marylu Tyndall with seafaring adventures, nefarious characters and heart warming romance. I think anyone who loves stories rich with history and adventure will also enjoy this book.
*I was given a copy of this book by
Deanna Stevens
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-read
Wow! She was captured and kept on a ship for months, made to treat wounded and sick sailors. She was strong and made the best of it when it was so hard. When forced to choose British or American she had to play the part of double agent and her shipmates that were captured with her felt betrayed. The times and trials she goes through was so interesting! The ending was unexpected but perfect. I may read this one again! "I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was u ...more
Lady Alexandrine
Jun 08, 2019 rated it liked it
It is a quite lovely addition to "Daughters of the Mayflower", Christian historical fiction series. The main character of "The Liberty Bride" is Emeline Baratt, an artist at heart, who loves painting and secretly longs for adventure (don't we all?).

The novel takes place in August 1814 when England and America are at war. During voyage by a privateer's ship from England to Boston, Emeline is captured by English warship. She is considered a prisoner of the Crown, so to help other prisoners and fa
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have loved these beautiful books called “The Daughters of the Mayflower”. In The Liberty Bride, Emeline tries to do the best she can in helping the wounded aboard her father’s privateers. American and England is at war and she gets trapped behind enemy lines. What does she do? Well she becomes a spy but feels bad about the wrong things and wants to understand and trust God. Emeline also starts to have feelings for Lieutenant Owen Masters who is the enemy. That’s as much as I’m going to say abo ...more
Jan 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Enjoyable read...great characters and faith theme. I didn’t really connect with the main characters as much as I would have like to do, but i did enjoy the read.

To me, the best part of this book is the faith theme that’s woven in so well.
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
MaryLu Tyndall’s addition to The Daughters of the Mayflower series, The Liberty Bride is a fabulous read! I believe it is my favorite of all of the series. I loved the adventure, action and historical details that made me feel like part of Owen Masters and Emeline Baratt’s story.
I highly highly recommend The Liberty Bride. Especially, for readers who enjoy clean historical fiction that is full of faith and inspiration. I would give it 100 stars if I could.
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: keeper-shelf
I have read several of MaryLu Tyndall’s novels before and largely enjoyed them. When I found her latest was included in The Daughters of the Mayflower series, I excitedly began reading as soon as I could. The action begins from the earliest pages with characters that quickly embedded in my heart even as they tried to make sense of the world at war around them, and the battles that wage within their own hearts.

I really enjoyed both Owen and Emeline and could relate to them at different points in
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

"I try so hard to be good, but sometimes it seems the world, or perhaps God, is against me."

Just hours after musing about what it would feel like to escape her impending life of stuffy expectations by plunging into the sea, Emeline Barratt is trapped on board a Royal British Navy vessel as a prisoner of war. Prompted by her travel companion to use her feminine wiles to full advantage, she feigns allegiance to Britain; using her recent stay in England with a great aunt to corroborate he
Susan Snodgrass
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Did people really hear from God?"

The Liberty Bride is the last in The Daughters of the Mayflower series and MaryLu Tyndall takes it out with a bang. Set mainly on board a ship, which is her specialty, the book is full of suspense, heroism and war.

Emeline Baratt is on board a ship from England to America to rejoin her father when the ship is captured by a Royal Navy frigate. Emeline is taken on board with the others on board their ship and held as prisoners on the frigate. Lt. Owen Masters of t
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thanks to NetGalley and Barbour Publishing for an ARC of this book!

This series is great for a not too serious, easy to read, clean, historical love story. I enjoyed an earlier book in the series, The Pirate Bride, and enjoyed this one just as much. Each book takes place during a different time period with different main characters so they can be standalones.

This book takes place during the War of 1812 and I found the historical aspect to be really well done. You can tell the author did a lot o
Vera Godley
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
A bit of light historical fiction set on the high seas. Piracy ship captured. British naval superiority. Spies on both sides of the conflict.

The female protagonist, Emeline, is a bit of frivolous fluff and somewhat wishy washy in characteristics. I truly like her maid or companion, Hannah. She seemed to help keep Emeline grounded. Emeline was foolhardy and risk taking. She put herself in questionable situations which really went against the mores of the times.

The story is good. The history inter
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