Friday, 28 October 2016
Book: The Captive Heart
Author: By Michelle Griep
What can I say? Wow - loved this book! I've never read anything by this author before, but the raving reviews and stunning book cover lead me to give it a try. I was not disappointed - far from it. At first, I found some of the dialogue written in dialect rather distracting, but after the first few chapters the story really took off and I was hooked by the well developed characters of Eleanor and Samuel. Samuel in particular reminded me a little of 'Sully' from Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, a widower with links to the Indian community.
The book is categorised as a Christian romance, and is set in the 18th century. Whilst it begins in London, the majority of the story takes place in the colonies. What I loved most about this story, was the mixture of romantic character-driven plot along with moments of gripping suspense and action.
The subtle Christian message of courage and redemption was tastefully intertwined throughout the book without being overbearing, and as an added bonus for Book Clubs, there is a discussion guide at the end of the novel.
Overall, a wonderful book to add to your Christmas List! I will absolutely be looking for more books by Michelle Griep.
I received the novel from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.