Thursday, July 24, 2014

Captured By Love - Book Review

“Captured by Love” is a beautiful novel set on Mackinac Island during the War of 1812. Having visited Mackinac Island several times, I found it fascinating to see daily life played out on the Island in that era.  The romance had just the right mix of lighthearted and playful scenes and others where you could feel the characters’ pain as they struggle to make a decision. The decision? What price are you willing to pay for love? 

Add a great romance, passionate kisses, and three-dimensional characters and you end up being totally captured by this story!


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.