Saturday, July 25, 2015

To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino

To Capture Her Heart was a wonderful historical read!  I love historical novels and this one was a hit with me.

"It is 1653 and Heather Flower, a princess of the Montauk tribe, is enjoying her wedding feast when her groom is killed and she is kidnapped by a rival tribe and held for ransom. Though her ransom is paid by an Englishman, she is nonetheless left to die in a Connecticut forest--until she finds herself rescued by handsome Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren. Torn between her affection for Dirk and her long friendship with family friend Benjamin 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 readers to the wild land that would eventually become Long Island, New York. Her attention to detail and her captivating storytelling bring the New World to vivid life."

I was lucky enough to win this book in a contest.  The historian-genealogist in me loved this book.  The sister-in-law of a native-American loved it.  It was the second book of the series called the Southold Chronicles.  The story revolves around the Horton family in the early 1600's.

Heather Flower is an Indian princess who has been kidnapped by another tribe.  Left for dead, her life is spared during the time of early Dutch settlers.  I am very aware of this time period because of my genealogical research in the New Netherlands during these years.  I found the book just fascinating and hope to be able to read more from this excellent author!  Great book!

The author, Rebecca DeMarino.  You can read more about Rebecca at this link!  Really happy that I was able to read this book!

About the author:  

Rebecca DeMarino writes love, legends and lore as a historical romance author and lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 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. Her travels have taken her from Alaska to Nebraska and Florida, from Long Island to England and Italy, and from Washington DC to Texas, California and Guam. But usually you can find her at home, enjoying her grandchildren and baking crisp little ginger cakes. When Rebecca traveled to Horton Point, Long Island, with her mother, Helen Jean Horton Worley, in 1999, passions collided: her love of faith, family, travel, history, and writing. Rebecca's debut novel, A Place in His Heart, is a historical romance based on Mary and Barnabas Horton, Rebecca's ninth great-grandparents. Book two of The Southold Chronicles series, To Capture Her Heart, is now available for pre-order. From PUBLISHER WEEKLY ~ DeMarino's ... strong suit is recreating history and relating it to readers. 

You can find her book(s) here.

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