Thursday, August 21, 2014

Captured By Love: A Book Review

About The Book:

Michigan Territory, 1814A 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.

You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

You can use the following discussion questions for a book club here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of The Doctor's Lady and The Preacher's Bride. She won the 2011 Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, the 2011 Award of Excellence from the Colorado Romance Writers and was a finalist for Best Debut Novel in the 2011 ACFW Carol Awards. Currently she makes her home in central Michigan with her husband and five busy children. She loves hearing from readers on Facebook and on her blog at


My Review:

Jody Hedlund is a newer author for me to have read in the last two years, but she is by far one of my new favorites! Captured By Love is the third book in the Michigan Brides series and let me say this is my fave book by far in this series!

The book takes you back to 1814 in the Michigan Territory and you will be delighted as you read the journey of Pierre Durant and Angelique MacKenzie! The character development is flawless and the story line is choked full of historical facts based on Mackinac Island. It is very evident that the author does an extensive amount of research and the story line of this book does a wonderful job of combining true events with fiction. With each chapter read, I was feeling as though I was engaging with the characters and all they experienced. 

 As I finished reading Captured By Love, I could not help but wonder what comes next for the author. One look at her website answered that question! Love Unexpected, the first book in the Beacon of Hope series, will release in December 2014! Can't wait to read that one!

I highly recommend recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Captured By Love at your favorite book seller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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