To Capture Her Heart
By Rebecca DeMarino
In an uncertain time, she faces a choice that will change her life forever.
It is 1653 and Heather Flower, a princess of the Montaukett tribe, is celebrating her wedding feast when a rival tribe attacks, killing the groom and kidnapping her. Though her ransom is paid by an Englishman, she is bound by her captors and left to die–until she finds herself rescued by handsome Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren.
Still tender from her loss, Heather Flower begins to heal in the home of the Hortons, English friends of her people. Torn between her affection for Dirk and her longtime friendship with Ben Horton, Heather Flower must make a difficult choice–stay true to her friend or follow her heart.
Exploring a unique slice of history, Rebecca DeMarino transports you to the wild land that would eventually become Long Island, New York.
Wed and widowed on the same day, she’s now the object of two men’s affections. Love her as they might, they need patience to allow Heather Flower to get past her grief.
There’s also cultural barriers. Heather Flower is an Indian princess while one of her admirers is English and the other Dutch.
She goes to her aunt whose wisdom helps her process her grief. It still doesn’t help her decide which man to marry. Her heart belongs to the Dutchman but she ends up agreeing to marry the other. After all, Dirk seems to no longer care since he hasn’t shown up for a long time, and Ben is right there.
My heart said she should still wait, but now it’s her wedding day. It appears that she’s chosen to make do with Ben who has been a longstanding friend.
Thank you, Ms De Marino, for a book I didn’t want to put down.
***A special thank you to Lanette Haskins for providing a review copy.***
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. Learn more at www.rebeccademarino.com.