Monday 4 August 2014

Book Review: Captured By Love

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Michigan Territory, 1814A voyageur and a young woman swept up in a time of upheaval and danger
discover firsthand the high price of freedom.

The British Army has taken control of Michilimackinac Island and its fort, forcing the Americans to swear an oath of loyalty to the crown in order to retain their land. Pierre Durant is a fur trader who returns after being away from the island for years, only to find the family farm a shambles and those he cares about starving and at the mercy of British invaders.

Torn between the adventurous life of fur trading and guilt over neglecting his defenseless mother, Pierre is drawn deeper into the fight against the British--and into a relationship with Angelique MacKenzie, a childhood friend who's grown into a beautiful woman. She now finds herself trapped by the circumstances of war and poverty, and the cruelty of her guardian, Ebenezer Whiley.

As tensions mount and the violence rages on, Pierre and Angelique must decide where their loyalties rest and how much they'll risk for love.

My Reflections:

From the first page to the end this book will draw you in with adventure, action, heart rendering drama and so much more. I very much enjoyed the historical elements of this book, it was a unique story line that really brought to light the era of 1814, and the plight of the British held Mackinac Island. The story is brimming with life, and flows seamlessly. It was a real pleasure to read such a wonderfully penned story.

Angelique is caught in a tumultuous situation she is just trying to survive. Longing for the day when she can be freed from the grips of her stepfather's cruelty and the shadow of her mother's scandalous past, Angelique longs for the day when she once again sees Jean, the man she once promised her future to, but that was a long time ago and things have changed so much. When Jean's Brother Pierre a seasoned fur trader comes back into her life she must make decisions that will affect her future.

Pierre a rough and tumble fur trader returns to find his mother half starved, and his beloved country over run with the British invasion. Guilt and budding feelings for Angelique drive Pierre to toss aside his adventurous spirit and stick by their sides. But his very presence could endanger them all; his past may very well catch up with him.

Will Angelique stay loyal to the man she had promised herself to? If not will she be able to live with the outcome? Can Pierre balance his loyalties to the Americans and the people he loves?

This book has all the elements present to achieve another Inspirational reader's choice award, it was every bit as good as Hedlund's other best sellers: Rebellious Heart, A Nobel Groom and the Preacher's Bride.
If you are looking for a good Historical fiction that doesn't sacrifice history for a good story you may want to check this one out! Well done Jody Hedlund.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group"

About the Author:

 Jody Hedlund

Jody Hedlund

Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of The Doctor's Lady and The Preacher's Bride. She won the 2011 Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, the 2011 Award of Excellence from the Colorado Romance Writers and was a finalist for Best Debut Novel in...
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