Wednesday, July 1, 2015
To Capture Her Heart (The Southold Chronicles #2) by Rebecca DeMarino
It is 1653 and Heather Flower, a princess of the Montauk tribe, is enjoying her wedding feast when her groom is killed and she is kidnapped by a rival tribe and held for ransom. Though her ransom is paid by an Englishman, she is nonetheless left to die in a Connecticut forest--until she finds herself rescued by handsome Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren. Torn between her affection for Dirk and her long friendship with family friend Benjamin Horton, Heather Flower must make a difficult choice--stay true to her friend or follow her heart.
About The Author
When Rebecca DeMarino traveled to Horton Point, Long Island, with her mother, Helen Jean Horton Worley, in 1999, passions collided: her love of faith, family, travel, history, and writing. Rebecca's debut novel, A PLACE IN HIS HEART, is a historical romance based on Mary and Barnabas Horton, Rebecca's ninth great-grandparents. Set in 1600's Southold, Long Island, book one of The Southold Chronicles will be released by Revell in June, 2014. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and when not writing, she enjoys family and genealogy, travel, reading, running, baking and gardening. Rebecca is represented by Greg Johnson of WordServe Literary Agency.
While I enjoyed catching up with characters in this book, I learned to love them in the first book. I had a hard time getting into this one, but as the pace picked up, I had to find out what happens
The story takes place on Long Island, and we travel easily between the Indian and English communities. We also have the threat of the Dutch, and other Indian Tribes, particularly the Narragansett from Rhode Island. We begin the story with the rescue of Heather Flower by Dirk Van Buren, a Dutchman, and her falling in love with him. There is another love interest involved and that is Benjamin Horton, and I found myself rooting for him.
This story is set in the very beginning of our Country, and life is not easy, I marvel at all that accomplished by the people in their every day lives. We sure have become soft, and would probably starve to death.
I see there is another book in this series to come and I am looking forward to it, and I peeked at the preview and learned more about the end of this book. Come and enjoy the visit with old friends, you won’t be disappointed.
I received this book through Revell Reads, and was not required to give a positive review.