Image of The Captive Heart


Image of The Captive Heart

This is everything a historical romance should be! The writing is eloquent and poetic, the story captivating and redemptive. Heart-pounding adventure shares the page with sizzling romantic tension, and colonial South Carolina wilderness comes alive as the backdrop. Samuel and Eleanor are strong main characters, and their chemistry is nearly instantaneous and electrically palpable. A host of vivid supporting characters add dimension and color, as well as danger and intrigue. Fans of colonial-era fiction need to make sure this latest offering from Michelle Griep is on their must-read list!

Eleanor Morgan is forced to flee England after refusing her wealthy employer’s advances, but the promise of a job in the colonies makes the difficult voyage more bearable for the misplaced governess. When her circumstances unexpectedly deteriorate, she has no choice but to marry a stranger. Samuel Heath, considered by many Newcastle residents to be at best a savage and at worst a murderer, needs a mother for his daughter Grace. Can Samuel and Eleanor survive each other as well as the ever-increasing dangers they must face together? (SHILOH RUN, Oct., 320 pp., $14.99) 

Reviewed by: 
Carrie Townsend