7/30/14

Captured By Love - Jody Hedlund

4 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
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.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Jody Hedlund is the author of Rebellious Heart, Unending Devotion, The Doctor's Lady and The Preacher's Bride, winner of the 2011 Award of Excellence and a finalist for the 2011 Carol Award in First Novel. She received her BA from Taylor University and her MA from the University of Wisconsin, both in social work. Currently she makes her home in Midland, Michigan, with her husband and five busy children. 
She can be found online at www.jodyhedlund.com

MY REVIEW -
A very good historical fiction story! This book was a little slow for me in the beginning and was hard for me to get into at first. But once the story got going it was much better and more interesting and I began to enjoy it. The historical aspect of this was excellent and I love historical fic. so it was right up my alley.You could definitely tell Jody did her homework.

The character development was very good. Right away I really liked Angelique, the main character. She seemed sweet, fun, and a little bold! I felt like I would have liked her in real life. However I did not like Pierre at first, he had to grow on me, which he did.

What I really loved about this book was the descriptions. I have always wanted to go to Mackinac Island. I have been close, I've been to MI and the UP, but no to the island. The descriptions in this book were great, even though it took place a long time ago, it made it very interesting.

All-in-all this was a very nice, historical fiction romance - a good read for the end of summer!

Thank you Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group for sending me this e-book for my honest review!

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