The Captured Bride + Giveaway


About the Book


Title: The Captured Bride

Author: Michelle Griep

Release Date: June 1, 2018

Genre: Historical Romance

A war-torn countryside is no place for a lady—but Mercy Lytton is a lady like none other. Raised amongst the Mohawks, she straddles two cultures, yet each are united in one cause . . . to defeat the French. Born with a rare gift of unusually keen eyesight, she is chosen as a scout to accompany a team of men on a dangerous mission. Yet it is not her life that is threatened. It is her heart.

Condemned as a traitor, Elias Dubois faces the gallows. At the last minute, he’s offered his freedom if he consents to accompany a stolen shipment of French gold to a nearby fort—but he’s the one they stole it from in the first place. It turns out that the real thief is the beguiling woman, Mercy Lytton, for she steals his every waking thought.

Can love survive divided loyalties in a backcountry wilderness?

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My Thoughts

Ya’ll!!! If you’re looking for non-stop, heart-pumping action packed novel that dumps you straight into the middle of a war with a woman as your guide through the wilderness and a handsome prisoner to keep you on your toes…well…you need to read Michelle Griep’s The Captured Bride!

I really enjoyed meeting Mercy, a woman who defies the stereotypical “woman” in the late 18th-centruy. Living between two world, she uses her gift of scouting in an attempt to beat the French during the French-Indian War. And she is FIERCE!! I just wanted to be bffs with her the whole time. Of course, that would mean I would have to love hiking, and scouting, and trampling through the woods for days at a time, and while I love the outdoors, I only love it for hours at a time, not days. lol 🙂 But she might just be my favorite heroine of Michelle’s works yet!

And Elias – give me a fan to cool down with because the man is hott. Thats hot with two t’s, ladies! Brave, charming, and trusts God even when he’s about to hang for crimes he might or might have committed. I loved the tension Michelle wrote between Elias and Mercy, escalating this tension even more while they pretend to be man and wife as they usher a stolen shipment of gold across enemy lines. And I love that Michelle added a touch of mystery to this novel that kept me guessing throughout the book! I look forward to these mysterious plots and subplots she adds in her books, and The Captured Bride did not disappoint!

Overall, I’m loving the Daughters of the Mayflower series written by different authors! But, I think The Captured Bride is my favorite of them all. 🙂 So, ya’ll go pick this book up and get ready to head back in time to the wild frontier. You’re going to love this adventure!

About the Author


Michelle Griep’s been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She is the author of historical romances: The Innkeeper’s Daughter, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, The Captive Heart, Brentwood’s Ward, A Heart Deceived, Undercurrent and Gallimore, but also leaped the historical fence into the realm of contemporary with the zany romantic mystery Out of the Frying Pan. If you’d like to keep up with her escapades, find her at or stalk her on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

Guest Post from Michelle

A Visit to Fort Niagara


Whether you’re a history buff or don’t have a clue what the French and Indian War was about, there’s a destination in upstate New York that’s fun to visit for the whole family . . .

My husband and I made the trek to this living history site last summer. I had no idea what to expect, other than what was advertised as a “reenactment camp.” For those who don’t know, this is when volunteers who adore history come together to present a particular event, such as a battle. These people usually choose a real person from the era upon whom they fashion their modern day persona. They dress, speak, eat and live as that person might have. Here I am with some of my new friends:

Generally around the 4th of July, the 1759 Battle of Fort Niagara is recreated in a 3-day extravaganza of soldiers, muskets, canons and an entire market place to peruse selling period-related items.

Some of the things that surprised me about stepping back into the mid-eighteenth century were:

  • How much smoke muskets kick out
  • Once the battle begins, it’s hard to see who is your enemy or ally
  • Canons are really loud
  • Everything wasn’t as black and white as it seems in pictures—gowns and uniforms were very colorful

What makes this event so spectacular is that they take the entire 20 day siege and condense it into 3 days. If you visit every day, you’ll see and experience exactly what happened. You’ll be there to see the British, Colonial regulars and Iroquois allies sneak out of the tree line to shoot at some French soldiers who were pigeon hunting just outside the fort. You’ll hear the war whoops and barrage of angry French epithets roaring on the air. You’ll even get a chance to taste some of their food as you wander around inside the French Encampment set up inside the fort walls.

To experience a bit of the danger, sights and sounds of what Mercy and Elias lived through in The Captured Bride, Fort Niagara really is a fantastic place to visit.

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To celebrate her tour, Michelle is giving away a grand prize of a signed copy of The Captured Bride and a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!!

Click the photo above to enter.

I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from Michelle GriepCelebrate Lit, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. 


5 Comments Add yours

  1. txjessy says:

    This book on my list to get!! For whatever reason I can’t use the link provided. When I click on it, it says invalid link:(. I’ll try again later for sure;)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Baker Kella says:

      Ahh I’m so glad you told me it wasn’t working, TXJESSY! I believe I fixed it now. You should be able to click the Barnes & Noble photo and it’ll take you to the giveaway. Good Luck and thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. txjessy says:

        Thank you! I was able to enter now:).


  2. KayM says:

    I am so looking forward to reading The Captured Bride!


  3. Arletta Boulton says:

    I loved 12 Days at Bleakly Manor and am looking forward to reading this latest book of Michelle’s.


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