Hunter's Prize

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Meander down to Marshall, Texas, through the pages of Marcia Gruver’s third Backwoods Brides novel. Addie McRae accepts a job as governess to young Cedric Whitfield, but she has no idea what lies ahead—especially when a string of attempted robberies and a kidnapping threaten the peace of the Whitfield household. Enter Pearson Foster, a visiting treasure hunter, looking for the lost treasure of the steamer Mittie Stephens. When Addie comes to Pearson for help, can the unlikely pair get to the bottom of recent ...

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Overview

Meander down to Marshall, Texas, through the pages of Marcia Gruver’s third Backwoods Brides novel. Addie McRae accepts a job as governess to young Cedric Whitfield, but she has no idea what lies ahead—especially when a string of attempted robberies and a kidnapping threaten the peace of the Whitfield household. Enter Pearson Foster, a visiting treasure hunter, looking for the lost treasure of the steamer Mittie Stephens. When Addie comes to Pearson for help, can the unlikely pair get to the bottom of recent events? Is anyone safe from the uncertainty rampant in Texas?

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The third installment of the wonderful Backwoods Brides series brings readers a novel filled with romance, mystery ... and a few bad guys thrown in to keep things lively. The characters are so amazing to be around. They show their weaknesses and figure out ways to turn them into strengths.

— Patsy Glans

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The third installment of the wonderful Backwoods Brides series brings readers a novel filled with romance, mystery ... and a few bad guys thrown in to keep things lively. The characters are so amazing to be around. They show their weaknesses and figure out ways to turn them into strengths.
Patsy Glans
RT Book Reviews - Patsy Glans

The third installment of the wonderful Backwoods Brides series brings readers a novel filled with romance, mystery ... and a few bad guys thrown in to keep things lively. The characters are so amazing to be around. They show their weaknesses and figure out ways to turn them into strengths.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602609501
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: Backwoods Brides
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,484,530
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcia Gruver’s southern roots lend touches of humor and threads of faith to her writing. Look for both in her Texas Fortunes and Backwoods Brides series. When she’s not perched behind a keyboard, you’ll find her clutching a game system controller or riding shotgun on long drives in the Texas Hill Country. Lifelong Texans, Marcia and her husband Lee have five children. Collectively, this motley crew has graced them with a dozen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter—so far.

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  • Posted July 28, 2012

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    Marcia Gruver in her new book, “Hunter’s Prize&rdquo

    Marcia Gruver in her new book, “Hunter’s Prize” Book Three in the Backwoods Brides series published by Barbour Publishing Inc. takes us to Texas in 1904.

    From the back cover: A little boy’s treasure puts Addie McRae’s life in grave danger.

    When Addie left her sheltered Mississippi life to become a governess to Ceddy Whitfield, she never dreamed she’d be undertaking her most challenging role yet. But after a brutal attack on her peculiar charge and a break-in that threatens the serenity Whitfield Manor, Addie’s coveted new life is on a dangerous course. What could a little boy have that thieves are so eager to find?

    Pearson Foster arrives on the misty banks of Lake Caddo determined to haul up the wreckage of the doomed steamer Mittie Stephens along with her cargo of gold, unaware that young Ceddy hides a valuable treasure of his own. Then, accused of a terrible act of cruelty against the boy, Pearson stands to lose something even more precious than hidden fortune. But would he harm a child and the woman he grows to love in his quest for mere riches?

    Pearson is a treasure hunter, Ceddy has a treasure that others a looking for and Addie looks to Pearson to help protect both her and the boy. “Hunter’s Prize” is great fun to read. It is a nice romance and, while it takes place in 1904, it is relevant. This book is all about communication and how badly we can mess it up. The boy is Autistic and cannot communicate which leads to certain events, Pearson can communicate but he lands in trouble anyway. There is the theme of treasure and finding the greatest treasure of them all. Ms. Gruver has a great way of telling the story and moving it along at a nice pace. Her characters are wonderful and she gives them life and unique voices. I liked this book a lot and it was a fitting ending to this trilogy. Well done.

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

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    Backwoods Brides Book 3

    Hunter's Prize by Marcia Gruver
    Backwoods Brides Book 3
    I found this to be a really well written book and excellent story. It mostly centers on treasure and a young autistic boy, Cedric Whitfield. While in South Africa Ceddy's parents die. As his aunt comes to bring him to London he finds a rock...he collects all types of rocks and gems. The men guiding them, Denny Currie and Charlie Pickering, realize it was a valuable rock and they plan to head to Ceddy's final destination, Marshall, Texas, where Ceddy will live with his great aunt Priscilla.

    Addie McRae has parents that love her but have been overprotective. When she has an opportunity to leave Canton, Mississippi and move to Marshall, Texas to be a governess for a young lad, she decides to go for it. After seeing Ceddy in action she don't know that this was the right choice for her. She has always been able to do well with children and even taming feral animals so her mother suggests to give it a chance.

    Pearson Foster and Theo Bernardi head out from Galveston to Marshall after hearing of a sunken steamer, the Mittie Stephens, that went down with a load of gold. Pearson had been searching for the Jean Lafitte treasure for years to no avail. They meet Addie and their mother and carry their luggage for them and they are invited to lunch with the ladies. Later they end up hiring Denny and Charlie to help them.

    I enjoyed how circumstances brought all these different people to Marshall. What is really unique is that Ceddy can't communicate with words but Marcia lets us see into his head. That he is highly intelligent and knows what is going on around him...he just cannot verbally tell people. Also it seems that Pearson gets misunderstood several times in the book. You hurt for him as people he has befriended think the worst of him. Adventure, romance and much more.

    Raider's Heart is book 1 and Bandit's Hope is book 2 in this series. Bandit's Hope is the story of Addie's parents, Tiller & Mariah McRae.
    **Book received through NetGalley for review.

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