The Captive Heart
BY: Dale Cramer
PUBLISHED BY: Bethany House
In their second year in Mexico, the Bender family has been through tough times, ravaged disease, and ruthless bandits. The Bender’s daughter, Miriam, is falling in love with a local native, Domingo, who is naturally a gentle person, until someone he loves is in jeopardy. He cares for Miriam and likes to calls her Culnezqui, which is the Nahuatl word for Beautiful one. Miriam is confused as she doesn’t know if they relationship is romantic or are they just friends.
The Captive Heart got piled under a few other books, before I grabbed it the other night. This is my first read with author Dale Cramer, and my first read of an Amish book by a male author. What makes this novel spark is that it is based on actually events, and is set in Mexico, instead of Ohio or Kansas. The characters are well written and plot is top notched. I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Captive Heart, and I recommend it to all readers.
*I would like to thank Bethany House for sending me a copy to review.
Dale Cramer is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed novel Levi's Will, based on the story Dale's father, a runaway Amishman. Dale's latest series, The Daughters of Caleb Bender, is baed on an Amish colony in the mountains of Mexico, where three generations of his family lived in the 1920s. Dale lives in Georgia with is wife of thirty-six years, two sons and a Bernese Mountain Dog named Rupert. Visit his blog at dalecramer.com