Author: Susanne Dietze
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Daughters of the Mayflower #11
Release Date: February 1, 2020
A Blizzard Changes Everything
Abigail Bracey arrives in Nebraska in January 1888 to teach school…and to execute a task for the government: to identify a student as the hidden son of a murderous counterfeiter—the man who killed her father.
Agent Dashiell Lassiter doesn’t want his childhood sweetheart Abby on this dangerous job, especially when he learns the counterfeiter is now searching for his son, too, and he’ll destroy anyone in his way. Now Dash must follow Abby to Nebraska to protect her…if she’ll let him within two feet of her. She’s still angry he didn’t fight to marry her six years ago, and he never told her the real reason he left her.
All Dash wants is to protect Abby, but when a horrifying blizzard sweeps over them, can Abby and Dash set aside the pain from their pasts and work together to catch a counterfeiter and protect his son—if they survive the storm?
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
While reading The Blizzard Bride by Susanne Dietze, the wind outside my home was bringing our first winter storm. This made for an exciting read. I felt the cold of the blizzard seeping through our windows. I heard the roar of the wind as it was described in this exciting addition to the Daughters of the Mayflower series that you will find hard to put down.
While the Mayflower plays little importance in the story, Abby reminds readers of this series, of the gumption and heroics each "daughter" has played thus far. With Abby posing as a teacher to catch the murderer of her father, along with Dash (a former love interest and a member of the Secret Service), this story delivered an adventure, romance and a mystery to solve.
There was a very realistic element of losing one's faith in God in this story that will speak to anyone who is struggling with their faith. I loved seeing Abby grow in this aspect and how her growth in trusting God influenced those around her.
I was astonished that the blizzard described in the book actually happened in real life. The author did an incredible job of describing it. Be sure to read the author's notes on this at the end of the book as it is very intriguing.
While this is part of a series, The Blizzard Bride can definitely be read as a standalone. I highly recommend it.
I received this book courtesy of Barbour Publishing through NetGalley.
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