With sensitivity, compassion and tenderness, Burrowes tackles the deepest meanings of her title: physical captivity, emotional captivity and the captivity we create for ourselves. This is a beautiful story of redemption and love’s power over evil, but even more so it is a story that wrenches readers’ emotions, yet leaves them utterly satisfied. Let Burrowes lift your heart.
The only thing that keeps Christian Severn, Duke of Mercia, alive in a French stronghold is plans of revenge against his captors. When he is suddenly free, Gillian, Countess of Greendale, prevents him from having his vengeance. Gillian knows Christian’s young daughter needs her father. She brings Christian back to the world of the living and believes his kindness to his daughter and to her is a sign that he has given up his plan for revenge. Nothing could be further from the truth. As Christian and Gillian surrender to their mutual attraction, he schemes to get his enemy in his grasp. But when Christian faces his demons, will they triumph over Gillian’s faith in their future? (SOURCEBOOKS, Jul., 448 pp., $7.99)