Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Captured by Love
A voyageur and a young woman swept up in a time of upheaval and danger
discover firsthand the high price of freedom.
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."
My review: I love getting a glimpse of history in historical novels. Captured by Love is a book full of adventure that is centered around historical events. Judy Hedlund does an excellent job developing her characters and drawing the reader into the story. Danger, unexpected twists, and romance make this is a book that you won't want to put down. The characters are real with real struggles and fears, and they also have placed their trust in a God that is real. I appreciate the message of faith and trust in God that is found in the pages of this book. I look forward to reading more by this author. I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.