To Capture Her Heart is book two in The Southold Chronicles. The story can be read as a stand alone, but I definitely suggest reading book one, A Place in His Heart, first. There are so many returning characters and a very detailed backstory, so I think book one really enriches the reading experience for book two.
I enjoyed this story and the rich historical detail that the author provides. I loved seeing how Barnabas and Mary’s family had grown.
I also really liked all three of the main characters in this story. Dirk, Benjamin, and Heather Flower were all interesting to read about. I honestly did not know who Heather Flower was going to choose for most of the book. I would have liked a bit more romantic tension between Heather Flower and both men. Just when I thought the tension would ramp up, it ended up simmering. However, I still felt that the story was thorough, complete, and enjoyable. I was very excited to read an excerpt from book three and I am anxiously awaiting that story! (4 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Baker Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
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:
Rebecca DeMarino 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 of baking and gardening from her mother; a love of horses, reading, and writing from her dad; and the wanderlust gene from both parents. Rebecca lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Tom.