Beginning with the rescue of a kidnapped Montaukett princess Heather Flower, “To Capture Her Heart” follows the lives of Heather, her rescuer, and long-time friends and relatives in the area now known as Long Island, New York. Grieving over the murder of her new husband at their wedding, Heather soon finds herself the object of the affections of two men. Can we say “love triangle”?
To tell the truth, the primary subject of this novel is not as much the romance as the daily lives of the residents of Southold and the neighboring Indian fort. I found the descriptions of the hard work, challenges, and danger faced by all to be extremely interesting. I was mostly unaware of the enmity between the British and Dutch settlers in that area. If it was in my American history books, I certainly forgot.
Although the story is not a fast-moving one, it has a realistic blend of drama, danger, romance, and even grief. A strong emphasis is placed on faith including a scene where one major character is led to the Lord. There are several surprises in store for the reader. The outcome of the love triangle is not fully revealed until the very end.
“To Capture Her Heart” is an excellent follow-up to the first novel of The Southold Chronicles, “A Place in His Heart” but can easily stand on its own. Lovers of early American history will certainly want to read both.
This book was provided for review by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
In an uncertain time, she faces a choice that will change her life forever
It is 1653 and Heather Flower, a princess of the Montaukett tribe, is celebrating her wedding feast when a rival tribe attacks, killing the groom and kidnapping her. Though her ransom is paid by an Englishman, she is bound by her captors and left to die–until she finds herself rescued by handsome Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren.
Still tender from her loss, Heather Flower begins to heal in the home of the Hortons, English friends of her people. Torn between her affection for Dirk and her longtime friendship with Ben Horton, Heather Flower must make a difficult choice–stay true to her friend or follow her heart.
Exploring a unique slice of history, Rebecca DeMarino transports you to the wild land that would eventually become Long Island, New York.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rebecca DeMarino is the author of A Place in His Heart and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and The Southold Long Island Historical Society. She was a 2011 Genesis Award semi-finalist. Rebecca is retired from a major airline and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Tom. Learn more at www.rebeccademarino.com.
To celebrate the release of “To Capture Her Heart” the author is hosting a giveaway on her blog.
Prizes being offered in the giveaway:
Grand Prize: $75.00 Gift Card of choice (Amazon, Target, iTunes or Google play), Signed copy of To Capture Her Heart & A Place in His Heart.
Runner Up Prize: $25.00 Gift card to Barnes & Noble, Signed copies of To Capture Her Heart & A Place in His Heart
Second Runner Up Prize: Signed copies of To Capture Her Heart & A Place in His Heart