Title: The Captive Heart
Author: Michelle Griep
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"The Captive Heart" by Michelle Griep
What a interesting and captivating frontier read with its setting in 1770's South Carolina colonies before the Revolutionary War where the settlers had to 'honor the crown or be punished.' This author really knows how to keep the readers attention with there being so much going on in this well written story from the very first chapter to the end presenting never a dull moment. The reader can see that there was a lots of research done in this read as we learn a lots about the 'Cherokee culture.' Be ready for a little bit of it all from 'much sorrow, redemption to love.' This heroine Eleanor really had to learn to adapt to it all...even from having a 'marriage of convenience' after she had to flee from England. Truly what she had to go through was simply horrible and to now have to marry someone she knew nothing about due to survival. Now, the hero Samuel was a 'backwoodsman, a trapper, half Native American' and I found it so interesting how this author brings this all out to the heroine who had no idea who he was other than being told that he was a murderer. Now, what was up with all of that? I won't give it away other than to say you will have to pick up the good read and see how well this author will present it all to the reader. It is one amazing plot that I did enjoy reading. If I had any thing I didn't care for was that the heroine at times got on my last nerve because she didn't care to take instruction especially from her husband which did make life somewhat hard at the time. I found the characters were well developed, well portrayed and believable giving the reader a good story with heartache, emotions, even some romantic tension and less not leave out all the danger that seemed to be all around every corner. I did also enjoy how this author presented the christian aspect that was presented with the many prayers that went up by the heroine and hero. After all the misunderstands that will do on will these two finally get their HEA? Well, you will have to pick up this read to see.
So, if you are looking for a good historical fiction read with lots of adventure then I would definitely recommend "The Captive Heart' to you as a good read.
I received the novel from NetGallery in return for my honest opinion.