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The Patriot Bride

(The Daughters of the Mayflower #4)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  477 ratings  ·  237 reviews
Faith Jackson and Matthew Weber are both working covertly to aid the Patriot cause. But will they be willing to sacrifice all for their fledgling country?
Spies Work Together for the Patriot Cause

Faith Jackson is a wealthy widow, friend of George Washington, and staunch supporter of the Patriot cause. Matthew Weber is friends with both Ben Franklin and his son William, who
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 1st 2018 by Barbour Books
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Deanne Patterson
This is the fourth book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series and I've read them all.
You've got to admire a plucky female that plays war games with the boys as a child, unafraid even though she was smaller than them all. War games require quite the strategy and you can be sure she has it. Widowed after a very short time of marriage but because of her marriage she is set financially. She calls men in high standing friend and among them she counts, George Washington. As a staunch supporter of t
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
Traveling in time through the Daughters of the Mayflower Series is a historical fiction fans delight.

In the Patriot Bride, readers journey to events leading up to and during the American Revolutionary War. Although the main characters Matthew and Faith are fictitious, there are several factual characters such as Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. I loved Faith's spirit and commitment. While I'm not typically a huge fan of a villain, I was in The Patriot Bride. It's not that I liked him or
Faith Lytton: "I'm an orphan now, aren't I."
George Washington: "No. You are a child of our heavenly Father, so you are never truly an orphan. And don't forget… you have me."

The Patriot Bride (2018, Barbour) is the fourth book in the multi-author Daughters of the Mayflower series. This story is a historical Christian romance by Kimberly Woodhouse set during the Revolutionary War. The prologue is in 1752 Virginia, then the story jumps to 1774 in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The novel is stand
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Patriot Bride was the story of Faith Jackson and Matthew Weber, both spies for the Patriot cause with a lot on the line. Faith Jackson grew up with her best friend, and later custodian, George Washington. Matthew Weber followed Benjamin Franklin, his mentor. The two come together when the cause arises for secret messages to be passed; however, Matthew has the advantage of being a spy for both the Patriots and the British through his friendship with William Franklin. Through their meetings Fa ...more
So much to like about Book 4 in Daughters of the Mayflower series. The Patriot Bride is a spirited story about a lady who is a spy for the Patriots. I appreciated the authors sound Biblical points. There are some beautiful scriptures placed perfectly throughout the pages. I also loved the American spirit, the hope of freedom and the trust in God. I struggled with connecting in the first half of the novel but it started to flow better toward the end. The ending is very sweet. Honestly I would rat ...more
I really enjoyed the history packed into this read. George Washington and Benjamin Franklin making their appearances really helps to pull one into the scene and times of this novel.

It’s really a light read which is always enjoyable to find after reading heavy, deep, or confusing reads. The romance was present but not overdone, which I prefer in my historical Fiction reads.

I have always enjoyed this author, and this book is no exception. This book may not be one hundred percent historically accur
As a Daughter of the American Revolution whose 4th great grandfather served in Patrick Henry's, Lighthorse Brigade, I love to read Revolutionary War fiction, and Kimberley Woodhouse did not disappoint.

Focusing on the time period just before the Revolution began, our hero, Matthew Weber is embroiled in the Patriot movement and finds himself pretending to be a Loyalist in order to spy for the Patriots. The heroine, Faith Lytton Jackson, a descendent of the Mayflower Lyttons, is an extremely wealth
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I was surprised that such well-known real-life historical figures George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were incorporated into this story, but I loved seeing them with relationships and conversations that made them seem more human rather than iconic. Faith is an intrepid character, full of bravery, strength, and conviction. I enjoyed the prologue with Faith as a ten-year-old playing war games with the neighborhood boys. It showcased her tenacity and clever intellect, and was an attention-catch ...more
J. W. Garrett
“Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.” –Andrew Jackson

I missed the first book in the series; however, each book works as a stand-a-lone as we work our way through history with the descendants of the Mayflower voyage. Rating: clean, faith-based.

Book blurb: “Join the adventure through history, romance, and family legacy as
This is the fourth book in the Mayflower series, which follows the descendants of one couple that met on the Mayflower boat and the stories are centered around important American history. This concept is so interesting because every book in this series features a different author. This time it was by Kimberley Woodhouse, and we follow Faith Jackson and Matthew Weber in the beginning of the American independence. Matthew is a Patriot spy in the middle of the Loyalists, and his only line to the ca ...more
Becky Lewis
This was truly an enjoyable book detailing the immense amount of subterfuge and danger the Patriots and even the Tories, I think, encountered as they fought for what they held dear. I loved how Faith Lytton Jackson is set up as a friend of George Washington, so we get to see much of this early American hero. I also enjoyed seeing insights into Ben Franklin and the rift in his family, imagining the hardship this would cause as many families were likewise torn asunder.

Faith is indeed a very brave,
Aug 29, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Faith Jackson has lost much in life except for her ability to still love - her friends, her servants, her country. Therefore, when the Patriot cause needs a woman to take forwards messages to and from a spy, she is not hesitant to volunteer. Matthew Weber has dreams of his own, such as seeing his country free from British rule. As a spy, he knows he's been given a most difficult task, but he's willing to sacrifice his own wants for the bigger cause. What he didn't expect is for his messenger tra ...more
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! Another fabulous story in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. Each book, written by different authors, can be read as a stand-alone.

The Patriot Bride is an absorbing tale of romance and intrigue at one of the pivotal moments in our nation's history. Woodhouse demonstrates an exemplary knowledge of the historical details of the time, from the major details surrounding the early days of the Revolutionary War to the minor details of a women's wardrobe. This book is be
The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse
Location: Mostly Boston, MA
Timeframe1752 and 1774-1776
Main Characters:
Faith Lytton Jackson 32-year old widow working for the Patriot cause
Matthew Weber Spy for the Patriots
ClaytonFaith's beloved (and surprising) butler
Marie: Faith's maid
Anthony Jameson: Faith's unwelcome suitor
George Washington and MarthaFriends to both Faith and Matthew
Ben Franklin: Matthew's mentor

Continuing in the Daughters of Mayflower series, this story begins with the death of 10-yea
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Patriot Bride was a really interesting and enjoyable story to read! It is book four in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. All books in the series are stand alone novels and The Patriot Bride is definitely my favorite of all of the books so far.

The intrigue and danger relating to Matthew and Faith’s spying activities made for plenty of tension throughout the novel. And I loved the way these two fell for each other. It was sweet and natural and romantic in the midst of quite a trying and u
Dana Michael
I have thoroughly enjoyed this historical series by Barbour Publishing. This book, The Patriot Bride is about a young widow spying during the Revolutinary War. She falls in love with a fellow spy during the course of the book. It is filled with historical facts. The author definitely did her home work. I give this book three and a half stars.
*I was given a copy of this book by Barbour publishing and was not required to leave a review. This is my honest opinion.
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much! I couldn’t put it down and read it in one evening. Running off to order more books by this author. Faith was a wonderful character and I love reading about this time period!
First, I have to admit that while reading this book I had no idea that the author also wrote the first book in the series. That being said it's no wonder I liked the writing style and the attention to historical detail throughout the book. Yes, the book isn't totally accurate when it comes to the historical parts but the author admits this at the beginning and since I knew this going in it didn't bother me in the least.

Faith is a character I couldn't help but like. From her youth to adulthood I
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review, barbour, netgalley
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death The Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with “The Patriot Bride” by Kimberley Woodhouse. This unique series is generational, with each installment highlighting a woman descending from Mayflower voyager Mary Elizabeth Chapman, who was the focus of the first book. In “The Patriot Bride” we meet Faith Lytton Jackson, a 32-year-old woman residing in Boston as the colonies head toward war with England. With things intensifying, Faith and a named Matthew Weber ...more
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth installment in The Daughters of the Mayflower series and I highly recommend this series. The Patriot Bride takes us to the Revolutionary War Era and you feel like you are in the midst of the adventure, as Ms. Woodhouse writes of fictional characters amid the real life characters of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. You can feel the tension and heart pounding moments as Matthew and Faith pass messages for the cause of the Patriots. Throw in a little romance and faith ele ...more
Paula Shreckhise
The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse is the fourth book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. It can be read as a stand-alone.

What if George Washington had a ward named Faith Lytton? And what if Ben Franklin was a mentor to Matthew Weber? Imagine Boston, 1774 around the time of the Boston Tea Party. Kim Woodhouse spins a believable tale of espionage and romance during a turbulent time in our country’s history. Through her eyes, Faith and Matthew become important figures in the making of
Karen R
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
History, romance and intrigue come together to create an engaging story in book four of the Daughters of the Mayflower series!
A little bit more of a connection to book one given this is the same author, which made this interesting. Chock full of historical facts and figures, but with a lot of play on actual conversations and events, made the story feel plausible. The author includes a nice introduction and end notes to help sort fact from fiction.

Seeing the conflict from the main character's
Jocelyn Green
As spirited and stirring as the era it represents. In The Patriot Bride, duty and love compete and compel, heaping tension onto every page as endearing characters navigate their changing world. This timeless tale is destined to be beloved by fans of the history and romance of the Revolutionary Era.
Julie Carpenter
I really enjoy historical fiction, but sometimes it can be a hit or miss for me. I've been following and reading this series from the first book, the author for this book also wrote Book #1, and have enjoyed them. I will admit that the first book had me a little overwhelmed with a lot of the historical aspects of it. Not that I didn't enjoy the storyline and learning more but I had a hard time connecting with the characters throughout the story. Knowing this was the same author, I wasn't sure wh ...more
Marguerite Gray
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great characters in this American Revolution time piece. Faith and Matthew interact with Ben Franklin and George Washington in a spy ring with lots of twists. I love the history oozing through the pages.
DNF somewhere in chapter 2. This was a non-starter for me. I've gotten smarter/less OCD about not forcing myself to finish a book I've started. I'm sure there's nothing objectionable about this book. However, the writing style was not for me. There was a lot of telling, not enough showing. ...more
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse is a marvellous Christian historical novel. It is the fourth book in The Daughters Of The Mayflower series but can be read as a stand-alone.
This novel surrounds the battle for independence. It opens in 1752 but quickly jumps to 1774 as we follow the action, Loyalists and Patriots are everywhere. People choose whether to support the king or are they for independence? There are spies in the midst, infiltrating life everywhere. There is the theme of trust as
Andrea Cox
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book by NetGalley. These are my honest thoughts.

This story started out with a huge hurrah, and I was happily cruising along with Faith Lytton…

… until Anthony showed up. This character was nothing more than a spoiled-brat control freak who was obsessed with Faith and demanded over and over and over that she will marry him or else! What kind of grown man talks like he did? What kind of grown man threatens the lady he claims he wants to marry
Lady Alexandrine
Mar 30, 2019 rated it liked it
"The Patriot Bride" by Kimberley Woodhouse is an enjoyable Christian fiction novel. The main character Faith Lytton Jackson is brave and spirited, so when the chance comes to abide the Patriot cause – she doesn’t hesitate. She decides to become a spy and a messenger for the Patriots. She risks everything in favour of helping the Patriots and during her mission she meets handsome and lonely spy Matthew Weber. Matthew is in a messy situation, because he is spying for the Patriots, while pretending ...more
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
A spunky, feisty main female character, a dashing young spy, and two great historical figures, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, makes for another great installment in this great historical series.

Faith was my favourite female character of the series so far. I enjoyed her personality and could see her annoyance with the irritating mr Jameson. There was quite a few scenes that had me smiling/laughing as well.

The story line of the Revolutionary war was very interesting and the secret meetin
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Kimberley Woodhouse is the best-selling author of more than twenty-five 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 2 million people at more than 2,500 venues and has taught the craft of writing around the country. Married to the love of her life for thirty ...more

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