The Captive Heart captivates! Mesmerized from the beginning I couldn’t read fast enough. Eleanor escaping recrimination in England, travels to the colonies expecting an arranged position but no one appears to claim her. Wth no options, she finds herself married to a mysterious man who lives out in the wild. He needs her to care for his daughter. Her frightening and terrifying days and weeks learning how to cook, clean, and watch the rambunctious little one in a shamble of a home out beyond civilization is riveting. Samuel, her new husband and she stay as far away from each other as possible. His life revolves around nothing she can relate to or understand. He hunts, rides off on his horse for days, and has unknown business with Indians and the law. His past is buried deep inside.
How will they forge a life together? Will she continue to get in harm’s way while discovering how to live in his world? Can his heart contain room for this proper English woman?
I highly recommend The Captive Heart! It is gripping and heartbreaking!
I received a copy from NetGalley for my honest review which I have given.