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.
It is the third book in the Michigan Brides Series (I just learned that!!). Now I have read all three without even knowing it is a series. So it is safe to say that they are stand alone novels. All three books are very good.
Captured by Love was very well researched. I loved the setting of the book and the rich descriptions of Michilimackinac Island. Hedlund has a gift. There is something about her writing that makes the story jump off the pages and come to life.
Hedlund’s characters in Captured by Love were nothing short of brilliant. Everyone from Angelique, to Pierre, to Red Fox, to Miriam, to even mean old Ebenezer were well developed and such a wonderful part of the story. I adored the chemistry between Angelique and Pierre. Even though they had been apart for years they had the type of friendship that was a solid one and were able to pick up where they left off. I loved reading about Pierre’s struggle with being a Godly man, it felt genuine.
Hedlund is not an author to be missed. Read her books. She is an amazing writer. I look forward to reading her upcoming books.
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (July 1, 2014)
- ISBN-10: 0764210491
- ISBN-13: 978-0764210495
I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.