Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Captured by Love by Jody Hedlund~A Review~

Michigan Territory, 1814

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.

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (July 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764210491
ISBN-13: 978-0764210495
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

Jody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling author of inspirational historical romances.

As a busy mama-writer, she has the wonderful privilege of teaching her crew of 5 children at home. In between grading math papers and giving spelling tests, she occasionally does a load of laundry and washes dishes. When she's not busy being a mama, you can find her in front of her laptop working on another of her page-turning stories.

She loves reading almost as much as she loves writing, especially when it also involves chocolate and coffee.

   Captured by Love by Jody Hedlund is an O.K. book. The main reason I wanted to read it is because it takes place at Michilimackinac Island which now is called Mackinac Island today. I loved how Jody described the scenes and the Island. You can picture yourself there, but I didn’t care for the main character Angelique. She is very indecisive and knows what she really wants, but doesn’t take it because it would make her like her floozy mother.
  I’m glad the story ended like it did or I would have hated the story. I think in the last couple of chapters Angelique and Pierre were foolish for acting as they did.
  I enjoyed how all of the different situations helped Pierre to get into a better relationship with the Lord. How he came to lean and depend on Him.
  Just not my favorite story, but you might love it.

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Thank you to Bethany House for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

1 comment:

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I really enjoyed this one. The historical aspect fascinated me. I can totally understand your feelings about Pierre and Angelique towards the end.