Captured by Love
By Jody Hedlund
Angelique MacKenzie has been promised to Jean Durant, but when the British took Michilimackinac Island he was among those expelled for loyalties with the Americans. Since the expulsion of the men the remaining residents of Michilimackinac have been suffering because their farms haven't been worked properly. And the British are more than willing to take what little there is.
But spring has finally come and with it the promise that things could get better. And in her heart Angelique hopes that her childhood friend Pierre Durant will return. But Pierre left in anger years ago to pursue his desire for adventure as a fur trader. But the time has come for Pierre to return home, but home is not how he remembers it. Can he give up the life he's been living and care for the mother he left behind? Or will the call of adventure draw him back?
Angelique is torn between her promise to Jean and her heart's yearning for Pierre. But she is determined to be a woman of honor. And meanwhile the two men who hold her heart stand on opposite sides of the conflict, or do they?
Captured by Love is a look at the War of 1812 that is often overlooked in the history books. The war isn't the main focus of the book, but rather a background setting that unfolds around the story. If you like historical romances you just may want to turn the pages of Captured by Love.
I was provided a copy of this book by Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.