Thursday, July 2, 2015

To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino

From the publisher:
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.

Historical romance is one of my favorite genres to read.  And this history about Long Island intrigued me right away. I was very excited to read this book.

I was disappointed almost as soon as I finished the first chapter.  But the more I read the more disappointed I became.  At the beginning the "love" that blossoms from Dirk to Heather is too quick.  He just met her and he loves her? That is a hero/victim attraction.  Not love.  The love triangle was hard to really read.  It was frustrating as neither of the men seemed that amazing. 

This is the second book in a series and there were a lot of characters.  I have not read the first book so perhaps if you have then you would enjoy reading about all the other characters.  However, for me I found that it bogged down the story and I was not able to enjoy or get into the main story because of all the extra characters. 

I received this book free from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest review.

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