To Capture Her Heart (The Southold Chronicles Book #2): A Novel - eBook
To Capture Her Heart (The Southold Chronicles Book #2): A Novel - eBook  -     By: Rebecca DeMarino
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Revell
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781441223319
ISBN-13: 9781441223319
Series: Southold Chronicles

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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.

Author Bio

Rebecca DeMarino is a historical romance author and lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, The Southold Historical Society, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Rebecca is the author of A Place in His Heart, To Capture Her Heart, and To Follow Her Heart, all part of The Southold Chronicles series. Learn more at www.rebeccademarino.com.

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  1. preed
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    To Capture Her Heart
    January 19, 2017
    preed
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    great read
  2. Becky
    SW MI
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good Historical Interactions, Story Lacks Special Appeal...
    August 14, 2016
    Becky
    SW MI
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for #2: To Capture Her Heart.
    To Capture Her Heart is the first book I have read by Rebecca DeMarino. While I enjoyed the premise of the Indians and the English and the Dutch struggling to find their place in the New World, the book did not find a place among my favorites.

    I liked DeMarino's characters, but somehow failed to fully connect with them. Given the gravity of some of the situations presented, maybe I felt there wasn't enough suspense.

    I did enjoy getting a look at Mary and Barnabas's family and how they came to be a cohesive, loving household. That part of the novel will propel me on to read the next book. Both are worth a reader's consideration. DeMarino has well-presented varying attitudes of the many different peoples towards each other.

    I gratefully received a copy of this book from Revellreads in exchange for an honest review.
  3. Tracie
    Pacific Northwest
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    For fans of historical fiction
    February 29, 2016
    Tracie
    Pacific Northwest
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for #2: To Capture Her Heart.
    The most intriguing aspect of Rebecca DeMarinos Southold Chronicles for me is the time period. Set in the time period of the pilgrims, this historical romance has a focus on the romance aspect. Readers follow Heather Flower, daughter of a native chief, as she mourns the death of her warrior husband. She finds strength in her lifelong friendship with one of the settlers in the English village, and ponders what place in her life the handsome Dutchman might have. At times the story moves a little slowly, but overall I enjoyed reading about Heather Flowers efforts to help her aunt, Dirks efforts to assist in the best way he knows how, and the Hortons valuable role in the community. The ending is a little abrupt and neatly tied up, although the authors tone and writing style is consistent.
  4. debhgrty
    Plymouth MA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Who Will Capture Her Heart?
    September 25, 2015
    debhgrty
    Plymouth MA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for #2: To Capture Her Heart.
    Debs Dozen: Rescued Indian princess mourning her slain husband has two suitors. Who wins?

    1653 Heather Flower, Princess of the Montaukett tribe of Long Island, has been captured by a rival tribe, the Narragansetts. Dirk Van Buren, a Dutch lieutenant, has been sent by the English to pay the ransom and rescue her. The rescue is successful, but on the way back to her settlement, Dirk falls in love with Heather Flower.

    Heather Flower is in mourning for her husband, who was slain by the fierce Narrangansetts during their wedding ceremony. Heather Flower and several other Montaukett young women are kidnapped and taken away. The Montauketts live in harmony with the English on Long Island, so the English Captain Gardner and Wyandauch, the Chief, send the bounty to free Heather Flower.

    As Dirk and his company ready to leave Fort Amsterdam, they are met by Benjamin Horton and his brother, Joseph, who have been instructed to escort Heather Flower the rest of the way home. Dirk realizes, as she leaves, how deeply he has fallen. Benjamin and Joseph are friends of the family who are to bring Heather Flower to her fathers home in Montauk, but Heather Flower demures and insists on being taken to her Aunt Winnies house in Southold so that she will have time to mourn and heal. As they are traveling, we learn that Benjamin too is in love with Heather Flower.

    How will Heather Flower recover from her mourning and how long will she take? What about Dirk and Benjamin? Are the Dutch and English at war or not at war? What about the other Indian maidens who were also kidnapped? How will this triangle play out?

    To Capture Her Heart sums up what the entire book is aboutthe attempts of Dirk and Benjamin to win Heather Flower. We are reminded about their goals in every chapter if not more often. I eventually got irritated at the repetion and the pining the guys seemed to go through. The book seems to start in the middle. To know the full situation and background, you need to have read the first book in the series, A Place in His Heart. The character of Heather Flower was the most complexwe anguished with her in her loss and in her indecision about what to do with her two suitors, both of whom she cares for. DeMarino does present both of the men fairly equally, although Benjamin gets more print space. The customs of the time are pictured, but I felt the living seemed a lot easier than I would have assumed given the period of history. I give the book a generous four stars. If you like predictable romance in a historical setting, youll like this book.

    Rebecca told me at our interview at the International Christian Retail Show last June that the books are based on her ancestors, several greats back. Heather Flower is a legend of the time and Ben Horton is based on an ancestor.

    Although the DeMarinos live in Washington State across from Portland, Oregon, all of her detailed research was done in Long Island. She feels a strong connection to her ancestors and is very interested in genealogy. Her ninth great-grandfather, Barnabas Horton, whom we learn about somewhat in this book, was a Puritan who came to the New World with the goal of establishing a church and ministering to the Native Americans. The first book in The Southold Chronicles, A Place in His Heart, tells his story. Her forebears have kept a strong grounding in the Lord throughout their history. Rebecca says, Who we are today is so based on our pastwe dont even realize how much. Our struggles with race and diversity are not so different from past eras. We cant change the past, but we can learn from it.

    Rebecca was born in Florida, but as her father was a Navy pilot, they lived all over. He retired her sophomore year in high school. Her husband, Tom, was career Air Force, so theyve lived a very nomadic life, including seven and a half years in Nebraska. Shes learned to see the good in every place. Rebecca worked as a customer service agent for a major airline for sixteen years.

    Shes always wanted to write a novel, but thought perhaps the genre would be suspense. She got a job with a literary agent which allowed her to: 1) Study the craft of writingshe read over twenty books in the genre; 2) Take classes and read books about writing; and 3) Join a writing group. Through an angel, she got a contract in 2012. Her first book was published in 2014 by Revell and To Capture Her Heart in 2015.

    The takeaway Rebecca would like people to learn from her books is God created us all and came for us all.
  5. MrsTina
    Frederick, MD
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino
    August 29, 2015
    MrsTina
    Frederick, MD
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for #2: To Capture Her Heart.
    To Capture Her Heart***** book 2 Southold Chronicles by Rebecca Worley DeMarino

    Heather Flower, a princess of the Montaukett tribe, is celebrating her wedding feast when tragedy struck as a rival tribe attacks and kills her husband, taking her captive. After her ransom was paid she was bound and left to die by her captivesuntil Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren comes and rescues her. Staying with her aunt and with the help of English friendsHorton familyHeather Flower is recovering from her ordeal and grieving the loss of her husband. Two men compete for her heart, longtime friend Benjamin Horton and Lt. Dirk. How does she choose between these two honorable men?

    Even though I have not read the first book in this series, A Place in His Heart, I was able to get a feel for the relationships of the characters in the story. There is much to like about this book, the real-to-life characters face challenges much like we do today. However, since this is set in 1653, there are many challenges they faced unique to the time and Rebecca DeMarino described those challenges well. I especially liked the in-depth descriptions of the bead work Heather Flower used to create beautiful items and the wampums. I liked the historical aspect of the story, which included the conflict between the different tribes as well as between the English and the Dutch. I could feel how hard the decision Heather Flower faced was in choosing one of the men who loved her, or choosing another path and her desire to follow God's leading in whichever path she choose. I found myself going back and forth between Ben and Dirk, and which one would she ultimately choose. I knew who I wanted her to pick, the ending was an unexpected surprise. The secondary characters are an important part of the story-line and the way their lives intertwine together. This story is full of drama, adventure, grief, joy, hardships, tragedies, triumphs, love, strong faith woven throughout the story and so much more to make this a fantastic story.

    ~I won a copy of this book on Colonial Quills Tea Party and author, this is my honest review~
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