Jody Hedlund has once again succeeded in creating a moving tale woven with beautiful descriptions, lovable characters, and enough suspense to keep me turning pages when I should be handling other responsibilities. Now available for purchase, Captured by Love is based on real events and places. You will feel like you've not only read a wonderful piece of fiction, but also learned about a time and place of which you knew too little.
It is 1814 and the British have taken hold of Mackinac Island and its fort, forcing American residents to swear an oath of loyalty to the British crown in order to retain their land. Pierre Durant is a voyageur--a fur trader who left his family home to find freedom and adventure. He's been gone five years and when he returns, his family's farm is at the mercy of the British invaders.
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.
is also the author of Rebellious Heart. For a chance to win a FREE copy of Captured by Love check her blog: http://www.jodyhedlund.blogspot.com/ is a truly gifted writer whose generosity knows no bounds. Her love for the Lord, her country, and her readers is evident in everything she creates. I highly recommend reading all of her novels.
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