Sunday, June 21, 2015

"To Capture Her Heart" by Rebecca Demarino

Book Description: In an uncertain time, she faces a choice that will change her life forever
It is 1653 and Heather Flower, a princess of the Montaukett tribe, is celebrating her wedding feast when a rival tribe attacks, killing the groom and kidnapping her. Though her ransom is paid by an Englishman, she is bound by her captors and left to die--until she finds herself rescued by handsome Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren.

Still tender from her loss, Heather Flower begins to heal in the home of the Hortons, English friends of her people. Torn between her affection for Dirk and her longtime friendship with Ben Horton, Heather Flower must make a difficult choice--stay true to her friend or follow her heart. 

Exploring a unique slice of history, Rebecca DeMarino transports you to the wild land that would eventually become Long Island, New York. 

"A masterful weaver of history and heritage, Rebecca DeMarino laces tender love stories with vibrant threads of history and hope, wooing the heart and waking the soul in this rich New World saga."--Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and The Heart of San Francisco series

Rebecca DeMarino is the author of A Place in His Heart, book one of The Southold Chroniclesa series inspired by her ninth great-grandparents, Barnabas and Mary Horton. She inherited her love of baking and gardening from her mother; a love of horses, reading, and writing from her dad; and the wanderlust gene from both parents. Rebecca lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Tom. Learn more at

Author Info:  
Rebecca DeMarino writes love, legends and lore as a historical romance author and lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She inherited her love of baking and gardening from her mother, a love of horses, reading and writing from her dad, and the wanderlust gene from both parents. Her travels have taken her from Alaska to Nebraska and Florida, from Long Island to England and Italy, and from Washington DC to Texas, California and Guam. But usually you can find her at home, enjoying her grandchildren and baking crisp little ginger cakes. When Rebecca traveled to Horton Point, Long Island, with her mother, Helen Jean Horton Worley, in 1999, passions collided: her love of faith, family, travel, history, and writing. Rebecca's debut novel, A Place in His Heart, is a historical romance based on Mary and Barnabas Horton, Rebecca's ninth great-grandparents. Book two of The Southold Chronicles series, To Capture Her Heart, is now available for pre-order. From PUBLISHER WEEKLY ~ DeMarino's ... strong suit is recreating history and relating it to readers.

My Review: "To Capture Her Heart" book two of The Southold Chronicles, by  Rebecca Demarino is a wonderful story of history and a love story combine. The story is a cotinuation of "A Place in His Heart", book one of The Southold Chronicles. It can be a stand alone but I encourage you to read both books to get the whole story of the Hortons, but then again book 2 makes perfect sense without reading book one. 

"To Capture Her Heart" is a sad but powerful story that love conquers all. It isn't a story that is fast paced but this reader couldn't stop thinking about Heather Flower, a princess of the Montaukett tribe, while I was doing my household chores. I wanted to get back to the pages of this book.

I especially like the fact that the ending was a surprise, you don't know the ending till the very end! By this I mean I thought I have the ending figured out but I didn't.

Heather Flower is taken along with other women from her tribe on the day of her wedding and her groom is killed. She is rescued by Dirk Van Buren, and they fall in love, but Heather Flower is a Indian and Dirk is a Dutchmen.  The Hortons are longtime friends and everyone is encouraging her to marry Benjamin Hortons! Should she remain a widower or marry Benjamin or is there another option for her?

I like the fact that this story is interwoven with historical facts as well as Spiritual truths.  I really recommend "the Southold Chronicles" to any reader that likes a clean love story and history readers and to readers of Christian Fiction. I don't know what genre this book is catalogued as but I am not much on the genre as I am the story and this story is a five star one! I cannot wait to get and read the next book in this story. I don't know when it is coming but it is Patience's story.

I was given a copy by the author for my honest review.


Caryl Kane said...

Great review! I am looking forward to reading To Capture Her Heart.

Debbie Curto said...

Thank you Caryl! The ending id Great!, said...

A very good review debbie. I too pat attention to the story and not the genre. I would love to have this book by Rebecca. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com

Heidi Reads... said...

Thanks for sharing your review! It sounds like I'll love the history in this book.

Debbie Curto said...

Thanks Maude and Heidi! Both books are Great!