The Captive Brides Collection: 9 Women Bound by Great Challenges Discover Faith, Hope, and Love
By Jennifer AlLee, Angela Breidenbach, Susan Page Davis, Darlene Franklin, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Lucy Thompson, Gina Welborn
Love Brings Freedom in 9 Historical Romances Journey along as nine historical women are about to make their escape from some of life’s greatest challenges. Can their captive hearts be freed to dream, to dare, to love?Love’s Labour’s Found by Jennifer AlLee - Montserrat, West Indies, 1655 Temperance Simms only wanted a better life. Instead, she finds herself labeled a criminal and sold as an indentured servant. After a kind man saves her life, can Temperance trust that God will turn her sorrow into something beautiful?His Indentured Bride by Angela Breidenbach - Pennsylvania, 1770-1775 Leaving Scotland for a short indenture with her betrothed, Maire Gree’s contract is sold when disaster strikes her kindly owner, and then extended through cruel circumstances. Can Kirk Lachlan’s service in the American Revolution save her or will she lose love and freedom forever?The Suspect Bride by Susan Page Davis - Oregon, 1890s Verity Ames cooks at the restaurant where shy lawyer Jack Whitwell eats lunch daily. As Jack works up courage to ask her for a date, the sheriff walks into the restaurant and arrests her for murder.His Golden Treasure by Darlene Franklin - Barbary Coast, San Francisco, CA, 1873 Goldie Hatfield grows up on in the Barbary Coast until her guardian demands she pay the cost of her upbringing—or work at her brothel. How far will Pastor Joshua Kerr go to set Goldie free?Through Stormy Waters by Patty Smith Hall - Atlantic Ocean, 1755 Deported to the British colonies for her father’s crimes, Charlotte Singleton helps Captain Andrew Randell when an epidemic breaks out on the ship. Can two battered hearts find love in the midst of a storm?Moira’s Quest by Cynthia Hickey - New York, 1869 A quest for revenge ends in a marriage of convenience and a feisty Irish lass discovers that not everything is as it seems as family secrets are revealed. An Irish cop, bent on saving the fallen women of Five Points, New York, finds himself thrust into the role of husband with a woman determined to break down a notorious crime boss. Can these two pull together and find a love bigger than they are?Love’s Escape by Carrie Fancett Pagels - Virginia, 1850 With her life in peril, Lettie seeks escape from slavery. When Nathan offers to “conduct” her North via an unusual segment on the Underground Railroad, will his efforts help or do them both harm?Waltzing Matilda by Lucy Thompson - Sydney, Australia, 1821 Henry didn’t plan on a runaway convict masquerading as a shepherd. Or on the woman’s baby. Keeping them safe will cost him his freedom—or will it?A Score to Settle by Gina Welborn - On the Missouri River, 1870 For JoJo the kiss was a means to an end—she wanted his wallet. For Cyrus her kiss changed everything. He vows to help her escape the snake oil salesman she works for, but exposing the man’s lies may mean settling a score at a cost neither JoJo nor Cyrus can pay.
God works all things together for the good of those who love the Lord.
Why the author wrote this book:
I've had this story niggling at the back of my mind ever since Shirley Plantation's historian, Julian Charity, whose family owns a funeral home, mentioned that slaves had been smuggled out of plantations in caskets.