Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Review: Captured By Love by:Jody Hedlund
About the Book:
It is 1814 and the British have taken hold of Mackinac Island and its fort, forcing American residents to swear an oath of loyalty to the British crown in order to retain their land. Pierre Durant is a voyageur--a fur trader who left his family home to find freedom and adventure. He's been gone five years and when he returns, his family's farm is at the mercy of the British invaders.
Torn between the life he's grown used to and guilt over leaving his brother and mother, he's drawn back into the loyalist fight against the British--and into a relationship with Angelique Mackenzie, a beautiful local girl who's been befriended by the daughter of the British commander. As tensions mount and the threat of violence increases, both Angelique and Pierre must decide where their loyalties rest, how far they will go to find freedom, and how much they will risk to find love.
About the Author:
Jody Hedlund is the author of Rebellious Heart, Unending Devotion, The Doctor's Lady and The Preacher's Bride, winner of the 2011 Award of Excellence and a finalist for the 2011 Carol Award in First Novel. She received her BA from Taylor University and her MA from the University of Wisconsin, both in social work. Currently she makes her home in Midland, Michigan, with her husband and five busy children. She can be found online at www.jodyhedlund.com.
Angelique Mackenzie lives underneath her cruel step fathers rule. She longs for the day that she can be married and swept away from it all. She is betrothed to someone, but he has gone---and even though she wasn't that interested in him, she will do whatever it takes to be rid of her mean step father. Soon though, Pierre returns which is the brother of Jean, her betrothed and it isn't long before Pierre and Angelique start having feelings for one another.
But the war is now their life, the British are invading their island and their simple existence is now threatened. Pierre has to take a stand but Angelique must take one too. They have to figure this thing out together or not only will their lives as they know it will vanish but so will their new found love as well.
The setting of this story seemed all to real. We read about this time only in our history books but the author also made it seem very real to me. She did an excellent job of creating a very strong plot line and very vivid characters!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Bethany House.