After an altercation with her employer, governess Eleanor Morgan finds herself fleeing London on a ship bound for the American colonies. When her plans to work for a family in Charles Town fall through, she discovers she must marry an intimidating stranger to pay for her passage from England. Trapper and tracker Samuel Heath knows he needs a mother for his small daughter, but does not feel ready to trust the uptight English woman he brings home. Will Samuel be able to open his heart after so many past mistakes? Will Eleanor be able to adjust to the primitive life in the colonies and feel worthy of Samuel's love?
Michelle Griep takes readers on a riveting adventure through pre-revolutionary America in The Captive Heart. The historical detail, descriptions of colonial life, and politics of the time are all well written and fascinating. Reminiscent of The Last of the Mohicans, The Captive Heart's Samuel is every bit as swoon-worthy as Hawkeye. While the plot line has certainly been told before, Griep's character development and expertise in storytelling make her newest novel a must-read.
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.