To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino
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.
My Thoughts on This Book
When you read this book, you will enjoy reading the author’s notes because she tells of this series being inspired by the history of her family in settling in NY on what is now called Long Island. The historical facts in the story is amazing, and to me, that’s what makes these stories so interesting. The nature of the story is pretty slow, Heather Flower, a princess of the Montaukett tribe had a horrible wedding, her husband being killed on their special day. The story is difficult to read at times, because of the horrific situations. But there are also tender moments with Heather Flower with the two men who had their eye on her. But who would be the best fit for Heather Flower’s new husband. Her long time friend, Ben Horton, or the Englishman that captured her? Reading this book will tell who wins her heart, and you will enjoy the entertainment while you are reading. Rebecca DeMarino is a new favorite author for me!
I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.
“A masterful weaver of history and heritage, Rebecca DeMarino laces tender love stories with vibrant threads of history and hope, wooing the heart and waking the soul in this rich New World saga.”–Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and The Heart of San Francisco series
Rebecca DeMarino is the author of A Place in His Heart, book one of The Southold Chronicles, a series inspired by her ninth great-grandparents, Barnabas and Mary Horton. She inherited her love of baking and gardening from her mother; a love of horses, reading, and writing from her dad; and the wanderlust gene from both parents. Rebecca lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Tom. Learn more at http://www.rebeccademarino.com.