Book Review: “Captured By Love” by Jody Hedlund

April 7, 2015 at 11:17 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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I had the privilege of interviewing Jody Hedlund for her new book “Captured By Love book coverCaptured By Love” Book Three in the Michigan Brides Collection series published by Bethany House Publishers takes us into the lives of Angelique MacKenzie and Pierre Durant.

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.

One of my favorite places on Earth is Mackinac Island. I have been in love with this place ever since I found out about it and it is on my bucket list to visit. I had no idea that the British had taken control over this island back in 1814. Tensions between the British and the Americans are high and Pierre is making the British believe that he is helping them when , in reality, he is on the American side. If he is found out they will execute him immediately. Angelique is betrothed to Jean, Pierre’s brother, but is really in love with Pierre. How this is all going to work out is what makes this story full os thrills and suspense. Ms. Hedlund has given us a book of history, that has an epic battle sequence in it. Don’t start this book late at night because you are going to want to finish it before you go to bed. Ms. Hedlund has given us a very interesting book that is loaded with marvelous themes that make us think as well as enjoy the story.  Great characters and a great romance.  I really liked “Captured By Love” and look forward to more stories from Jody Hedlund.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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