Torn between the life he's grown used to and guilt over leaving his brother and mother, he's drawn back into the loyalist fight against the British--and into a relationship with Angelique Mackenzie, a beautiful local girl who's been befriended by the daughter of the British commander. As tensions mount and the threat of violence increases, both Angelique and Pierre must decide where their loyalties rest, how far they will go to find freedom, and how much they will risk to find love.
My Review:I always enjoy Jody Hedlund’s sweet stories. I know to expect well-developed characters and solid plots rich with historical background. I got no less in Captured by Love. Angelique and Pierre were wonderful characters, perfectly developed for both their time and circumstance. I liked Angelique more that I usually like the heroine’s in stories. She was admirably strong, running from temptation when it was the hardest thing to do. Rarely do I see that demonstrated in Christian books today. I liked Pierre as well. He was selfish, but I saw how he changed by seeking God, little by little, throughout the novel.
My favorite minor character was Pierre’s mother, Miriam. A little was revealed of her background and I felt sympathetic toward her. I think that if the author were to write a book on her, it would be very well received. I know I would probably read it. Miriam was a selfless, constant presence throughout the book. She was always praying, as the Bible says to “pray without ceasing”. She never lost her faith or hope, no matter how bleak the circumstances.
In conclusion, Captured by Love is a nice read by lovers of Christian romance or historical fiction. For those who love the historical aspect, the Reader’s Note at the end of the book is interesting to read.
I give Captured by Love 31/2 out of 5 stars.
**I received a Kindle copy of this book from the publishers through Netgalley. The opinions expressed in this review are mine and mine alone.**