Saturday, 13 January 2018

Review Catch Up Marathon!: To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino

Revell; 352 pages; $14.99; Amazon

 To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarnio has been sitting my desk collecting dust for awhile now. I had originally read it back in 2016 and it's one of those books that I never got around to writing the review for it. In my quest to catch up on the needs-to-be-reviewed titles, I'm reading at least one book per day; sometimes even two.

This novel is book two in The Southold Chronicles series. Set in Southold, Long Island in 1653, it centers on Heather Flower, the princess of the Montaukett tribe. During her wedding feast, her tribe is attacked by a rival tribe, the groom is killed, and Heather is kidnapped!

Flower's kidnappers demand a ransom from her father, but they don't ever plan on returning her. Eventually, Flower is rescued by Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren, who brings her to the Hortons, an English family who are friends to her people. There she attempts to mourn her loss, but she's quickly torn between the affections from Dirk and Ben Horton.

Final Thoughts

I would like to quickly point out that I have never read the first novel in the series, but as far as I can tell To Capture Her Heart is a standalone tale. I read the back in 2016, but I don't recall much about the plot, which is the reason why I wanted to reread it before I finally posted my review for it. Plus, I wanted to reread the book before I reread the third novel, To Follow Her Heart.

Anyway, To Capture Her Heart is a well-written historical drama with wonderful descriptions, interesting characters, and lively dialogue. Some historical romances can a bit boring in spots, but I was never bored with this book. Actually, I just flew right the pages.

Overall, To Capture Her Heart is an excellent read. Sure, it's not exactly perfect, but I enjoyed reading it. Well, rereading it.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Rebecca DeMarnio 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 and writing from her dad; and the wanderlust gene from both parents. Rebecca lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Tom.

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