Jody Hedlund is one of my favorites, so I was obviously excited to get my hands on her newest book! Let me tell you, she does not disappoint.
Captured by Love by Jody Hedlund
Bethany House, 2014
This book is pure reading pleasure. Jody Hedlund never fails to pack her stories full of danger, angst, and action. I always have the undeniable need to keep turning the pages when it comes to one of her books.
Rebellious Heart still holds its place as my favorite of Jody’s, but Captured by Love is a sweeping story of childhood friends who reunite as adults. Sparks fly between the two as they realize just how much their relationship has changed. The growing attraction they feel for one another complicates their lives, as each has an already determined path planned that doesn’t include the other. Not to mention, Angelique is engaged to Pierre’s brother, Jean.
Combined with rich historical detail and a flair for moving the plot forward at the perfect pace, Jody Hedlund has won me over again. Don’t miss this one!
*I was provided a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*
Summary (from the back cover):
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.