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7.22.2015

To Capture Her Heart ~ Review and Giveaway

To Capture Her Heart
The Southold Chronicles 2
By Rebecca DeMarino

Take a step back in time to Long Island when much of the the land was still untamed and wild.  This is a continuation of the story (A Place in His Heart) that introduced us to the Horton family and their struggles to find religious freedom and a place in the New World.

The New Haven community is thriving but prejudices still persist as national loyalties and religious beliefs are expressed among those who call Long Island home - English, Dutch, and the various native peoples.

It is in this world that life unfolds for those who have come to call this land home.  And sometimes life is difficult as rivalries threaten the peace that is sought.  But more than anything this is a story of a young woman caught between several worlds.  The world which she was raised to, the world of the English, and that of the Dutch.  Which world will Heather Flower call home?  Will she follow her heart or her head?

This is fascinating look at the foundations of what we now have and how the decisions that were made more than 300 years ago affected all who called this small area of land home.  It is interesting to see how the British and Dutch were both attempting to influence the tribes and their dealings with each other.

I really enjoyed this latest book in the Southold series and am looking forward to the next one for which a short expert is provided at the back of the book.  This is a delightfully attention capturing story that you will enjoy from cover to cover.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Revell in exchange for my honest review.


About the Book:
In an uncertain time, she faces a choice that will change her life forever

It is 1653 and Heather Flower, a princess of the Montaukett tribe, is celebrating her wedding feast when a rival tribe attacks, killing the groom and kidnapping her. Though her ransom is paid by an Englishman, she is bound by her captors and left to die--until she finds herself rescued by handsome Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren.

Still tender from her loss, Heather Flower begins to heal in the home of the Hortons, English friends of her people. Torn between her affection for Dirk and her longtime friendship with Ben 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 you to the wild land that would eventually become Long Island, New York.

"A masterful weaver of history and heritage, Rebecca DeMarino laces tender love stories with vibrant threads of history and hope, wooing the heart and waking the soul in this rich New World saga."--Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and The Heart of San Francisco series

Rebecca DeMarino is the author of A Place in His Heart, book one of The Southold Chroniclesa series inspired by her ninth great-grandparents, Barnabas and Mary Horton.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. Rebecca lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Tom. Learn more at www.rebeccademarino.com.

Grand Prize: $75.00 Gift Card of choice (Amazon, Target, iTunes or Google play), Signed copy of To Capture Her Heart & A Place in His Heart.
Runner Up Prize: $25.00 Gift card to Barnes & Noble, Signed copies of To Capture Her Heart & A Place in His Heart
Second Runner Up Prize: Signed copies of To Capture Her Heart & A Place in His Heart

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