Shannon McNear’s The Cumberland Bride

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Blog, Book Reviews, Books | 7 comments

Shannon McNear’s debut novel The Cumberland Bride was released the same day my second story, A Heart For Freedom.

I met Shannon several years ago at an American Christian Fiction Writer’s (ACFW) Conference and couldn’t be more delighted for her.

The Cumberland Bride is compelling read about a family’s journey through the Cumberland Gap in the closing years of the 18th century. I found myself following their journey on a map. It is filled with engaging and courageous characters, action, adventure, romance, and struggle. Ms. McNeer has done her research and has given us a well-written debut novel. I’m looking forward to her next story.

 Is she too naive to survive the journey,  or will she discover a strength no one knows she has?

2014 RITA® nominee with Defending Truth from A Pioneer Christmas Collection
The Counterfeit Tory (Backcountry Brides Collection), May 2018 & The Cumberland Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower series), October 2018
Represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency



  1. I just finished reading this book and truly enjoyed the story. 🙂

    • Thanks for stopping by, Melissa. It is an interesting story.

    • Thank you so much, Melissa!! <3

  2. Janet, thank you for sharing this. And Shannon, huge CONGRATULATIONS to you! I can see I have much catching up to do on fabulous historical fiction releases. My TBR pile just grew. This book looks delightful!

    • It is, Elaine.

    • Thank you so much, Elaine! <3 I feel the same way–too many good books, too little time!!!

  3. Thank you so much for your kind words, Janet! I’m so glad you enjoyed the story. <3 And congratulations on your own new release! I'm looking forward to reading it!!