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The Chisholm Trail Bride

(The Daughters of the Mayflower #12)

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Stubborn Hearts Clash on a Cattle Drive

Eliza Gentry’s pursuit of marriage to the son of her family’s sworn enemy has cost her greatly. Furious at his daughter’s choices, her father sends her off with the cattle drive heading toward Fort Worth and the Barnhart ranch, but under the watchful eye of Wyatt Creed, a Pinkerton man he has hired to see to her safety. With danger at
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Published April 1st 2020 by Barbour Books (first published March 1st 2020)
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Deanne Patterson
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was so happy to read this series, The Daughters of the Mayflower series.
Sadly this is the last book in the series and I've read every one of them.
I have had so much fun reading and learning about different times in history. All stories though fictional are based on events happening in history and the back of each book gives us a summary of the events the book is based on.
I loved the plot of each book and how easy it was to follow along and the characters you really feel as though you are liste
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
I loved how this 12th novel of the Daughters of the Mayflower Series begins...with the main characters Eliza and Wyatt as young teens. Their strong of friendship with a dash of fighting was a great background for their relationship years down the road.

While I enjoyed the entire novel, the first 2/3 of the novel were especially delightful. There was the banter of Eliza and Wyatt and then later on the addition of young and feisty Justine. My favorite scene in the novel was Justine, a pre-teen, sch
Paula Shreckhise
This story is a great Western yarn that starts and ends on the Chisholm Trail. Eliza and Wyatt are childhood friends. An incident breaks them apart but they do not forget eachother. A little deception, a few lies and the past looms.
The characters are well developed. Eliza is a bit headstrong and can make snap decisions. Wyatt is patient and has made a career for himself as detective John Brady. A likable secondary character is barely out of the nursery cousin Justine who follows Eliza around. S
The Chisholm Trail Bride is a great book of The Mayflower Brides series. Loving each of these books the more it goes on. Growing up on a beef cattle farm I could see the cattle drive, much like we did moving cattle from one farm or pasture to another, but on a much smaller scale. It put me back to my younger days, riding atop of my favorite horse with my little dog running beside me keeping those cattle in line, and being in the fresh air. It was a great time, I could see why Eliza loved it so.

Susan Snodgrass
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
'He'd have to work on that whole praying-for-your-enemies thing.'

This series has had some outstanding additions and this one is just so good. I've long been a fan of Kathleen Y'Barbo and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one. The characters were well fleshed out and the plot was very believable, as was the history. I really recommend this one.

*I received this book from Barbour Publishing via Net Galley and was not required to leave a review. All opinions in this review are my own.
I have enjoyed each of the books in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. We are now in the 1880's and the next generational descendant of the Mayflower daughter is Eliza Gentry. She lives in central Texas, and her father owns a large cattle ranch. Her best friend is Wyatt Creed; and they both are fascinated by stars and planets and love to joke and prank. They are also both friends with Ben Barhart the son of the local judge. Even though they are young, both boys are crazy about Eliza.

Filled w
Karen R
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another enjoyable story in the Daughters of the Mayflower series! Western flair adds something special to this coming of age tale, that starts with a life changing cattle drive along the infamous Chisholm Trail. The drama fast forwards almost a decade later as the main characters still wrestle with the aftermath.

Adventure, romance and a cast of strong characters held my attention, making this a fast paced read for me. A battle of wills, a fight for truth and honor seemed to dominate Wyatt and E
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Chisholm Trail Bride
Daughters of the Mayflower Series #12
Kathleen Y’Barbo
Release date 04/01/2020
Publisher Barbour Books

Blurb :

Stubborn Hearts Clash on a Cattle Drive Eliza Gentry’s pursuit of marriage to the son of her family’s sworn enemy has cost her greatly. Furious at his daughter’s choices, her father sends her off with the cattle drive heading toward Fort Worth and the Barnhart ranch, but under the watchful eye of Wyatt Creed, a Pinkerton man he
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: borrowed
The 12th book and I think it might be the last, but who knows for sure.
I will refer to it as the last. This was a great way to end the series. I loved Eliza and Wyatt. It goes to show you what a traumatic experience can do to you as you age.
Eliza was great friends with Wyatt when they were young. But an unfortunate event caused a rift in their relationship. I can't say too much without spoiling it. I did see a few things coming but overall this was an exciting adventure for me. And I have to say
This was another great addition to this series. I loved how the book started with teenager Eliza and her friendship with Wyatt. A lot happened in the first few pages of this book.

Ben was a great villain and the author did a great job of showing the reader his true colours but hiding it from Eliza. At one point I did thought she was a bit naive in trusting Ben and he was efficient in using her vulnerable moments. I think between 30-70% I flew through the pages because I could just not believe wha
Melissa Henderson
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
What an interesting story! From adventures on a cattle drive to the possibility of finding true love, the author takes the reader on a great journey. I enjoyed this one. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
Hannah Leake
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As the 12th installment of the “daughters of the Mayflower” series, the Chisholm Trail Bride is an excellent addition to a phenomenal series.

The story of Wyatt and Eliza was one of the most interesting storylines that I’ve read in awhile. It kept me captivated the whole story long, just waiting to see what would happen next. My only disappointment is that I felt the characters were not as developed as I had hoped. I felt that even though the story was wonderful, the lack of character depth was
Mar 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-arcs
Thanks to NetGalley and Barbour Publishing for an ARC of this book! Release date - April 1, 2020

And now for another installment in the never-ending series!

I actually quite like Kathleen Y'Barbo's writing. It was her book The Pirate Bride that first got me roped into this series, so in a way I blame her (kidding, kinda), so it's a good thing that I've mostly enjoyed her books. While I did like The Pirate Bride more, I liked this one better than The Alamo Bride. I also like that the characters
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
TEXAS! The stars...big and bright! Oh, my. Be still my heart. Kathleen Y'Barbo writes about Texas in a way that makes me feel like I am back in my adopted home state.

The Chisholm Trail Bride introduces us to the main characters, who are all in their early teen years. There is Eliza Gentry, daughter of a prosperous cattleman; Wyatt Creed, son of a retired Texas Ranger, who is also an alcoholic; and Ben “Benjy” Barnhart, son of a Texas judge. The narrative begins as they are about to set out on th
Apr 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a fantastic story to dive into! At a time when I had been struggling to concentrate enough to loose myself in a story, this was just the book that I needed to pick up. In no time I found myself fully pulled into the dynamics of this story and carried away, back in time for a cattle drive that I won’t soon forget. I enjoyed the witty banter between the characters, and the lush scenery along the way.

Wyatt Creed had a rough upbringing, yet he managed to surround himself with positive role mode
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One of my favorite books in this series! As a young girl, Eliza shares her her love of star-gazing with Wyatt. As they accompany Eliza’s father on a cattle drive on the Chisholm Trail, they have a friendly competition to see who can spot the most “shooting stars”. But tragedy lies ahead for them, and although Eliza retains her love of the stars, she never forgets Wyatt, her best friend in childhood. When Eliza grows up to become an attractive young woman, her heart is at first torn between marry ...more
As I’ve enjoyed other novels in the “Daughters of the Mayflower” series, I didn’t hesitate to jump at reading Kathleen Y’Barbo’s “The Chisholm Trail Bride”.

This story was such a good story and the characters had me drawn in from the first page to the end. It was well-written and historically descriptive with the places and scenes that projected much excitement. Eliza Gentry was a relatable character and it was not easy to love her, her family and friends. The romance between Eliza and Wyatt Cre
Vera Godley
Apr 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I found this new book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series to be a light, enjoyable read. Lots of wit and humor in the conversations of the characters. Friendship. Enemies. Family. Good interaction and ultimately, good overcomes evil. In other words, the good guys win.

But before that, you get a nice read that is clean, wholesome, and sure to take your mind off the worries of the day.

The gist of the story is that of a sweet young lady that is head strong. It begins on a cattle drive (her fat
Jaquelyn Scroggie
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was so much fun to read. Y’Barbo kept me on the edge of my seat dying to see what would happen next. I enjoyed seeing a character from when she was a little girl to when she became a young woman. One Chisholm Trail ride changed the course of her life forever. Eliza wanted nothing more than to be out on the trail with her father and brothers. She somehow seemed to find a way to get into trouble, whether it be from her brothers ideas, or her friend Wyatts’. According to her mother, no re ...more
Karen Martin
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story certainly took on a different tone than most of the others in this series, but it was no less wonderful to read. I really enjoyed the heroine, Eliza, even if she can be her own worst enemy sometimes. Being caught in one impossible situation after another, she none-the-less is not willing to give up the fight to do what she believes to be right. Then there’s John Brady, her father’s hired protector, and a man who challenges her in quite a lot of ways. But, when someone else’s plans bec ...more
Suzie Waltner
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Kathleen Y’Barbo wrote one of my favorite books in the Daughters of the Mayflower series way back when it started (The Pirate Bride), so it’s fitting that the series ends with another book from Y’Barbo that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Wyatt and Eliza are childhood frenemies but one night on the Chisholm Trail ended their friendship rather abruptly. Nine years later, Eliza is pursued (romantically speaking) by one of the instigators of the events that happened on the trail.

I’m a huge fan of fri
Lisa Johnson
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Title: The Chisholm Trail Bride (The Daughters of the Mayflower #12)
Author: Kathleen Y’Barbo
Pages: 256
Year: 2020
Publisher: Barbour
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
If you enjoy a tale that has romance, mystery, intrigue and adventure, look no further as this novel has all that and more! There are 12 books in the series with different authors contributing their talents to tell wonderful stories based in history. The series books in order are: The Mayflower Bride, The Pirate Bride, The Captured Bride, Th
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This series is just so awesome!
Starting from the Mayflower on up until this novel has been a wonderful journey indeed. I try not to miss a one.
I loved imagining myself on the trail with cattle, horses, cowboys and oh so much more!
Wonderful characters with a great plot this author will pull you into Wyatt and Eliza's story and before you know it you're at the end of the book. I was sad when I closed this book because I hate saying goodbye to good friends. But hey, at least we can visit them fr
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Ms. Y'Barbo has added another awesome book to the Daughters of the Mayflower series. In this historical fiction story you meet Eliza and Wyatt when they are young. After a fateful event while pushing cattle down the Chisholm Trail, Eliza loses the best friend she ever had. Years down the road, events lead to a meeting with another man on that ride is making his promise to make Eliza his wife but Eliza does not agree. Through twists and turns, faith in God along with some help from Eliza's father ...more
Apr 08, 2020 rated it liked it
"Her heart had been broken on that trail. Completely and forever broken."

Having talked her father into letting her accompany him on a cattle drive up the Chisholm Trail, Eliza Gentry is inconsolable after a terrible shooting incident took away her best friend one starry night in Texas. Wyatt Creed was always daring her, teasing her, taunting her, but he would come to her defense when it mattered the most, how could he have made such a terrible mistake?

Years later, as Eliza considers her future,
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This one was so good! Knowing that it’s the last book in this series made it a little bit harder for me to read. While I was loving the story and wanted to read it all right away, I did end up pacing myself so it would last longer. It was very bittersweet finishing it. I really did love this book! This storyline was so unique. I loved Eliza and Wyatt! I can only hope that there will be more.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opi
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another great installment in this multi-author series. These books are all stand alone stories connected through genealogy and can be read in any order. Eliza Gentry is the only daughter of a wealthy Texas cattle rancher. She loves nothing more than going on cattle drives with her brothers and father on the Chisholm Trail. When the story opens, Eliza is 12 years old and on what will be her last cattle drive for a very long time. It ends tragically, and afterwards her mother tries to turn her int ...more
Abigail Harris
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
A historical whirlwind romantic suspense!

This fast paced story with a horrific beginning is one I am glad to say, I love.

I voluntarily received and reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
This takes place in 1889 in Louisiana and Texas. The story involves romance, family, a feud and a ranch. I didn't like the characters or the story. I may have liked the story with different characters or if these were likable. I liked the setting. There is a happy ending, but I wanted it to end differently.
Twelfth in the Daughters of the Mayflower series, I enjoyed visiting Texas and the Chisolm Trail in 1880 and 1889. This is an excellent read that only gets better throughout. The characters are well-defined, the drama and intrigue keep my attention, and thinking about being a teen on a cattle drive in the old west was exhilarating. This continuation of the Gentry family I met in The Alamo Bride was a nice addition to this family descended from Spanish nobility, Texas pioneers, a pirate – and a M ...more
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A tenth-generation Texan and certified paralegal, she has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award as well a Reader’s Choice Award and is the winner of the Inspirational Romance of the Year by Romantic Ti

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