I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Captured by Love (Michigan Brides, #3) by Jody Hedlund
Published by Bethany House on July 1st 2014
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.
At first I wasn’t sure I wanted to read this book….but then I went to a book banter with the author and decided the plot and characters caught my attention
I loved the book and learning some of the history surrounding the island it was set on
On the Michilimackinac island as winter is ending we meet Angelique and find out about the winters struggles(mostly starvation). She’s spent her winter dealing with her stepfathers cruelty and helping a long time friend(someone she thinks of like her mother) Miriam.
She’s engaged to one of Miriam’s sons, Jean, when the other son, Pierre, shows up. They all grew up together but she always liked Pierre. When he left and stayed away for years he broke her heart after spending those years as jeans friend she decided to marry him, now that Pierre’s back she needs to decide what to do