Sunday, August 14, 2016

To Capture Her Heart By Rebecca DeMarino

In a uncertain time, Heather Flower must make a hard choice, Should she stay true to her life long friend, or should she follow her heart?

Hey Readers!  I cannot believe that Summer is over and school is starting soon. I feel like I have done absolutely nothing this summer besides work (and read of course) So here is one of my newest books to check out, especially if you want a good Christian Historical Romance novel.

To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca Demarino is a fictional story set in 1653. The Princess Heather Flower of the Montaukett Tribe was kidnapped while she was celebrating her wedding. A rival tribe had kidnapped her and killed her husband right in front of her!  Then after the ransom was paid they left her to die, bound in the middle of the forest. She is rescued by Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren who was ordered to search for her and to bring her back to her family. As Dirk  rescues the Princess, he finds himself falling in love with her, but she is still hurting from the loss of her husband Keme, so he knows that he must keep his relationship with her as "just friends".  Englishman Benjamin Horton immediately goes out to search for Heather Flower when he hears that a Dutch Lieutenant was sent to rescue her . During this time period, The Dutch and the English did not get along so Benjamin was mad that a Dutch solider was sent to get Heather Flower.  When Benjamin finds Dirk and Heather Flower, He tells them that he was sent to take her home and dismisses Dirk. Heather Flower pleads with him not take her home but to take her to her Aunt Winnie's house.  Benjamin and Dirk agree to honor her wish. As Benjamin and Heather Flower head to her Aunts house, Dirk is sent back to his base.  When Heather Flower arrives at her Aunt Winnie's home she discovers that her Uncle's health was deteriorating. Within days her Uncle had died. As Heather Flowers family came to attend the funeral, they expressed how much they missed her and wanted her home with them but they respected her decision to stay and comfort her Aunt. Time passes and we get a glimpse into how the Indian and English people live, Heather Flower's friend Mary has a baby, Her brother gets lost at sea and is feared dead and lots of other small events occur during the middle of the book. As you get deeper into the story you discover that not only is Dirk in love with Heather Flower but Benjamin has been in love with her ever since they were children. Heather Flower is still hurting and cannot think about another person taking her deceased husband's place.  Will Dirk and Benjamin respect her decision? And if she decides to love again, Who will she decide to marry, The handsome and brave Lieutenant or her sweet, life long best friend ?
Guess you will have to read it to find out!

What did I think of the book?
So this is book 2 of The Southold Chronicles and it continues the story of the early settlers there and the challenges they faced. Though this book is part of a series, I read it as a stand alone and understood the story line perfectly. I love the historical facts and details that the author includes throughout the story. The emotion that she weaves into the story, so that you almost can feel the heartache as Heather Flower morns the loss of her husband, The determination of Dirk and Benjamin as they both wrestle for Heather Flowers attention or the shock at what happens at the end of the book!  Overall I liked the book even though it is not something I normally would read and would definitely check out the authors other books. I rate the book 4 out of 5 stars ****

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I would like to thank Revell , A division of Baker Publishing Group for allowing me to review this book in exchange for a free copy, I was not required to write a favorable review, just an honest one.

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