Revell Publishers presents…..To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino

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

Revell Presents…..A Place in His Heart by Rebecca DeMarino

a place in his heart

 A Place in His Heart

by Rebecca DeMarino

She could cross an ocean, but could she ever win his heart?

Anglican Mary Langton longs to marry for love. Left at the altar and disgraced in her small hamlet, she is being pressured to marry the eligible son of the London milliner. Puritan Barnabas Horton still grieves the loss of his beloved wife, but he knows his two young sons need a mother.

With tender hearts, Mary and Barnabas take a leap of faith and wed. But when Barnabas’s secret plans to move his family to the New World to escape persecution come to light, Mary’s world is upended. How could she possibly leave her papa and her dear sister?

And will she ever reach the secret places of her husband’s broken heart?



Mary and Barnabas’ story was a very interesting story that I really enjoyed! Mary was a strong woman, but I had to feel sorry for her because she always knew that Barnabas was still hanging on to his dead wife’s love and didn’t really love her, even when they married, and throughout their marriage. But Mary was still a good wife and mother to Barnabas’ two sons. These characters quickly capture my attention because the story was so intriguing, and entertaining, and the author does a wonderful job of keeping your attention! I loved the vivid descriptions of the scenes throughout the book. When I finished reading this book, I felt like I had met a new family to call my friends!

I received this book from Revell Publishers 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.




“This debut novel will pull you into love and loss, then sweep you across the English sea to the rolling landscapes of Long Island. Be prepared to have your heartstrings plucked to the music of God’s song of love in sickness and in health, and in times of richness and want. A Place in His Heart is a satisfying and compelling historical romance sure to win fans early for the entire series.”–Jane Kirkpatrick, bestselling author of One Glorious Ambition

“A tenderly told story enriched by the author’s own heritage, A Place in His Heart is sure to win readers’ hearts too. Rebecca DeMarino weaves a lovely spiritual message as old and new worlds collide and love thrives amid the challenges of early America.”–Laura Frantz, Christy Award finalist and author ofLove’s Reckoning

Rebecca DeMarino is 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 and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Tom. A Place in His Heart is based on DeMarino’s ancestors, who came to Long Island in the mid-1600s to establish a life–and a legacy–in the New World.Learn more at

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