The Golden Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower, #8) by Kimberley Woodhouse

The Golden Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower, #8)

Can Olivia survive the crime and Gold Rush fever of 1849...and the countless marriage proposals?​The Daughters of the Mayflower series continues when Olivia Brighton finds herself widowed and working her brother’s restaurant in San Francisco during the height of the rush for gold. Even though she receives at least twenty marriage proposals a day, she will never marry a gold miner. Her brother’s friend Joseph Sawyer has gotten caught up in l...


Details The Golden Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower, #8)

TitleThe Golden Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower, #8)
ISBN9781683228912
Author
Release DateApr 1st, 2019
PublisherBarbour Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Fiction, Christian
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Reviews The Golden Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower, #8)

  • Deanne Patterson
    2019-05-08
    I really am loving reading this series and learning about different cities and the important history taking place there in days past. This one focuses on San Fran. Olivia's brother is older than her by 10 years and has been living there for awhile. After her parents and husband of a very short time pass away she knows she must travel there to be with, Daniel, her bother and only family left. I loved the author's authentic description of this Gold...
  • Loraine
    2019-03-31
    Olivia's parents are dead and she is left with only debt and a farm that has to be sold. A shotgun wedding to Hezekiah Brighton seems to be her only choice as he will pay off her debt and is heading to the California gold fields where her brother lives. Then Hezekiah dies on the trail, and Olivia must now finish the trip and fend for herself. When she finally finds Daniel, she also finds that she is one of the few women amongst the thousands of g...
  • Missy
    2019-02-24
    I love this series, and The Golden Bride was a great addition. It brought to life the happenings within San Francisco during the gold rush, not out in the fields finding the gold. It is the story of Olivia Brighton, a young woman on her own after tragedy takes her husband of just a few short weeks. Olivia is on her way to San Francisco to see her brother after her parents suddenly die. Her brother, Daniel owns a prosperous restaurant there and sh...
  • Renee
    2019-04-11
    “My sweet Olivia, it’s important to remember the hardships of those who have gone before us and to see how they persevered and survived.”In a relatable style, Kimberley Freeman shares the inspirational story of three Christians who help each other withstand temptation and shine the light of Christ into a very dark culture. Early on, the main character, Olivia, feels herself a failure and determines that she can never allow herself to know l...
  • Sarita
    2019-03-02
    I loved this book and it is now probably my favourite of the series. The characters' interaction and the building romance reminded me a bit of Karen Witemeyer's books. The plot of the slave trade black market was intriguing and I enjoyed following Joseph's path to try and uncover this and set the slaves free. And then you have two Godly men who strives to always walk in God's will and Olivia who grew from a nagging fearful girl to a courageous wo...
  • Staci
    2019-03-23
    1849 San Francisco is the setting for the 8th novel in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. Many are familiar with the gold rush from that time period. The author does a nice job of highlighting the formation of city government and rampant crime that existed as well.Widow Olivia is one of the few females in San Francisco. Having lost her husband and parents, she is thankful for her brother Daniel as she begins to start over. I loved her heart f...
  • Karen R
    2019-01-20
    The newest addition to the Daughters of the Mayflower series brings interesting history, strong characters, and a lot of faith, plus a tender romance. Newly widowed Olivia Brighton needs all the courage and wit she can muster to face the daily challenges of life in chaotic 1849 San Francisco. Her kind and industrious brother Daniel provides a safe place to live and work at his busy restaurant. Along with his good friend, Joseph, they hope to brin...
  • Paula Shreckhise
    2019-06-19
    The Golden Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse is book 8 in the Daughters of the Mayflower series by Barbour and is set in San Francisco in 1849 during the gold rush. I sympathized with Olivia Brighton from the start. She has lost her parents to a disease and her husband of six weeks. She is a determined and hardworking girl, on her way to find her brother Daniel in San Francisco where he owns a restaurant. He and his friend Joseph Sawyer are some of th...
  • Becky Lewis
    2019-06-03
    My emotions were greatly moved by The Golden Bride by Kimberly Woodhouse! A clear picture of the smutty town of San Francisco during the gold rush emerges from the pages of The Golden Bride, # 8 The Daughters of the Mayflower, crafted by Kimberly Woodhouse. This is Ms. Woodhouse’s finest offering to the series yet. While each book stands alone, Ms. Woodhouse ties the other two books of the series she authored to this by some special objects tha...
  • Debby
    2019-03-17
    This is Book 8 of the Daughters of the Mayflower series that brings a lot of history, interesting characters, and a lot of faith, with a bit of romance intertwined. Olivia Brighton finds herself in need of a husband and also needs all the courage she can to face all of the challenges that San Francisco can bring in the year of 1849. It is “gold rush” and Daniel, her brother provides her a safe haven to live and work at his restaurant.Livvy ha...
  • Stacia | stacialovestoread
    2019-03-23
    *thank you so much to Netgalley and Barbour Publishing for this free copy in exchange for an honest review*Another great book in the series! The California gold rush was a time of great luck, country expansion, and apparently rapid-fire marriage proposals. Instead of allowing herself to be swept up in the allure of a rich husband who’s struck gold, Olivia holds out for someone she know will truly love her and be a good match for her...even if h...
  • Deanna Stevens
    2019-01-30
    The Golden Bride swore she would never marry any man who was involved with gold mining in any way.. Wow! What a life she must have had in San Francisco during the gold rush. To find young men of faith, one being her brother, trying to make their home town more live-able and safe was an informative and interesting story. The way women were treated and then the poor souls forced into slavery when there was no police or laws yet in this town was qui...
  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    2019-04-06
    Widowed after only 6 months, Olivia has come to know more than her fair share of hardship and grief.  She blames herself for the accident that took her husband's life and has built up a wall around her heart. Will she be able to forgive herself and discover the life that God has planned? Working along-side her brother at his restaurant in San Francisco she sees first hand the hardship of these people. Olivia joins with her brother and his friend...
  • Bess
    2019-02-06
    This is book 8 in the series. I'm not sure if this is the last book in the series or if more will be published in the months to come.This is the tale of a woman, Livvy, who finds herself without a husband early on in the book. She ventures to San Francisco during the gold rush to find her one remaining family member. And she can't stand mine owners or workers. In walks Joseph, previously a mine worker and now a mine owner. Yep, you guessed it!Tos...
  • BlueJeansAndTeacups
    2019-03-10
    COULD NOT FINISHWhen a book becomes too monotonous and no longer enjoyable, I have to admit defeat and lay it aside over forcing myself to plod through it. I normally finish a novel in 1-2 days, but with this, I keep looking for excuses to lay it aside and do something else.The story feels forced and the subject matter is depressing. 1849 Gold rush period of California territory set in San Francisco when it is still primarily a tent city and deba...
  • Vera Godley
    2019-04-20
    The author takes readers into the lives of characters from the mid-1800s and on the western frontier of America during the Gold Rush that exploded in San Francisco and environs creating a ripe environment for meanness, crime, immorality to run rampart.The history of San Francisco is well developed in this novel although the author takes license to mold it a bit herself. The fires. The crime. The immorality. The stench.And yet all is not lost as p...
  • Rachael
    2019-04-08
    The Golden Bride was an enjoyable story with fascinating history. It was an easy read based in San Francisco during the time of the gold rush. The story did a good job of explaining the conditions of the city during that time.I really wanted more about the characters themselves, but these books are slightly larger than a novella...but not as long as a novel. For the word count, the author did a great job with the story.My favorite part was the sw...
  • Ann
    2019-01-20
    This is a great book! If you are looking for a book that is full of suspense, drama and romance, this book is for you! It is very well written and keeps you on the edge of your seat, This book is set in San Francisco during the Gold Rush of the 1880's, and is very eye-opening about how nasty and lawless it was back then. I highly recommend this book. Thank you Barbour Publishing via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. This is my honest revie...
  • Laura
    2019-05-31
    As I’ve noted in previous reviews, this series, The Daughter’s of the Mayflower, published by Barbour Publishing has become one of my top favorite series. In book 8, author Kimberly Woodhouse, The Golden Bride is set in the mid-1800’s San Francisco. If the reader knows history, then they will soon realize that this skillfully written story provides a glimpse of the early days of San Fransisco, California. A place full of rough, unclean men ...
  • Becca-Rae Weidel
    2019-01-25
    I sincerely hope that they once again decide to add more books to this series. I've enjoyed each one so far and I really liked how it was formatted to slowly move forward through time. While each of the books can be read as a stand-alone, the knowledge that the characters are related through the generations ties a stronger bond to the history of our nation. We are a product of the generations before us, and how this series ties that concept toget...
  • Rebekah Lewis
    2019-04-15
    My thoughts: 5/5 stars Kimberley Woodhouse does it again!Interesting historical facts delivered in an amazing way, feisty characters, and a sweet love story! Evil villains, beautiful (clean) romance and history galore run rampant in Woodhouse's newest novel. And I must say, she did not disappoint! This book, I think, is my favorite of this author's! I loved the characters; the story was amazing as usual, though difficult to read at times. Woodhou...
  • Jeanie
    2019-03-25
    This is my favorite novel so far in the Daughters of the Mayflower series – I love it! The characters are extremely likable, the mystery is intriguing, and the historical research and setting is fascinating. This is a San Francisco that few of us imagined before many worked together for governance and safety in the California territory.It is 1849. Olivia’s parents died, and she sold their farm to pay the debts. She then married a man she just...
  • Scarlett
    2019-03-14
    Thank you to NetGalley and Barbour Publishing for an ARC of this book! Release date - April 1, 2019I've enjoyed previous books in the series (and because I requested one NetGalley keeps sending me new ones without being requested), but this was definitely my least favorite. It's the first one in the series I've read by Kimberley Woodhouse and I kinda think her style is just not right for me. First of all, there's really not much plot here AT ALL....
  • Mark
    2019-04-25
    I ran across Kimberly Woodhouse some years ago when I reviewed two suspense novels she wrote for Broadman & Holman with her daughter, Kayla. Suspense is my favorite genre', so I was hooked. However, not all of her books are suspense, though many do have some element of suspense in them. I blame this author for my foray back into romance novels. As a guy - and for other reasons, I have steered clear of romance books, other than romantic suspense f...
  • Sarah
    2019-04-13
    As with each installment in the Daughters of the Mayflower series, “The Golden Bride” does not disappoint. Kimberley Woodhouse has written earlier books in this sequence, and this one delivers just as much vigor and dynamism. These books are fairly short for novels, but they are nevertheless overflowing with spiritual truths and faith in action. Aligning the plotlines with significant events in American history underscores the Christian found...
  • Suzie Waltner
    2019-04-15
    4.5 starsI love it when a previous author of this series comes back to write another book because there is some connection to their past characters. It’s now 1849 and Olivia Brighton is on the other side of the country than her ancestors, but the wisdom of the women who have endured the challenges of life before her stands the test of time.Olivia’s a grieving young woman when she arrives in San Francisco in search of her older brother Daniel....
  • Gail Hollingsworth
    2019-04-03
    This is the eighth book in The Daughters of the Mayflower series and I’ve enjoyed everyone. Reading about American history using fictional characters (some even actual people) makes learning so much fun! Kimberley Woodhouse has done her research in The Golden Bride and it was quite eye-opening.Centered around the California Gold rush of 1849, Olivia Brighton finds herself in a wicked, filthy, overcrowded environment when she travels to find her...
  • Lori
    2019-04-06
    Wow!! What a wonderful message this author has weaved into this fantastic story!!.I love this book in the whole series best so far!! This author has also added some mystery, a little action and a whole lot more to make u sit on the edge of your seat to see what will happen next!!Olivia astounds me!! I have loved watching her change in this book. Isn't God wonderful my friends? He will never forsake us nor leave us and if we let Him guide us throu...
  • Teri
    2019-04-17
    I so very much enjoyed the story of Olivia and Joseph, along with the people they meet along the way. There were a number of moral, emotional and environmental obstacles in the time of the California Gold Rush as well as in San Francisco itself, to overcome, but eventually Olivia and Joseph recognize the depth of their true feelings and have a lovely courtship. Naturally disaster strikes when least expected, and Olivia feels abandoned and forsake...
  • Laura Meyer
    2019-01-27
    The Golden Bride takes you on a journey to historic California. A land of gold, danger, & full of men starved for the opportunity to make money. Some who were willing to make it by any means available. Yet for all those men, there were few women. So why does a Godfearing woman head to this lawless town? Will she be able to stand, or once her faith is tested by the firery trials headed her way, will her faith be left in ashes? Find out for yoursel...