Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Express Bride by Kimberly Woodhouse



The Wilderness Is a Great Place to Hide
Jacqueline Rivers manages a Pony Express station in 1860 Utah territory after her father’s death. There are daily stresses placed on her in this unconventional role—and now a government official is asking her to sniff out counterfeiters. When Elijah Johnson passes through on the stage while on an exhausting quest to find his boss’s heir, he doesn’t want to leave the beguiling station manager. In fact, he may never leave when caught in the crossfire of the territory’s criminal activities. Jackie can’t decide if Elijah is friend or foe. Can she remain strong when secrets of the past and present are finally unearthed?

Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse.

More in the Daughters of the Mayflower series:
The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1620 Atlantic Ocean (February 2018)
The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1725 New Orleans (April 2018)
The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep – set 1760 during the French and Indian War (June 2018)
The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1774 Philadelphia (August 2018)​
The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear – set 1794 on the Wilderness Road (October 2018)
The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – set 1814 Baltimore (December 2018)
The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1836 Texas (February 2019)
The Golden Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1849 San Francisco (April 2019)
The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1860 Utah territory (July 2019).


I finished this great book last night. It was so  very  good that I couldn't put it down!! 
I was very excited to learn that it was about the pony express!!  Not much is written about the pony express and it plays a great part in our mail's history. 
This story is very exciting!! I felt like I was one of the riders delivering the mail and it went from East to West. I thought to myself what about from the South to the North? Doesn't mail have  to run that way too? 
I loved Jackie from the start. Her personality is awesome!! I think I'd love to have her as an older sister to look up to. I connected with her right away! She sure knows her stuff and I love that her heart is for the Lord. It shows in everything she does! 
I liked Elijah too. Even though his heart is in the right place he still has a lot to learn.
I wanted to hold him and take care of him throughout the whole story. He is my hero!! and so is Mr. Crowell! I liked Mr. Crowell immediately as well. His personality is wonderful! 
I loved the mystery that went on in this book.  Of course, I"m a pretty good guesser at the whole done it stuff especially as the author writes the minute Jackie said something to Mr.  Williamson his face changed into a frown and shoved her out the door rather rudely I might add. 
I love this author and I will look forward to more stories written by her. 
I received a copy from Netgalley and no compensations were received. All opinions are my own!!  


Kimberley Woodhouse is the best-selling author of more than twenty 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 800,000 people at more than 2,000 venues and has taught the craft of writing around the country. Married to the love of her life for twenty-five plus years, she makes her home in Montana. You can connect with Kimberley at:



  1. I love this series. I so need to read this one. Thank you for sharing your review.

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