About the Book
Though her ransom is paid by an Englishman, she is nonetheless left to die in a Connecticut forest–until she finds herself rescued by handsome Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren.
Torn between her affection for Dirk and her long friendship with family friend Benjamin Horton, Heather Flower must make a difficult choice–stay true to her friend or follow her heart.
I had a very positive yet conflicted relationship with this book as I was reading it. The historical element was enthralling, excellent attention to detail brought the past to life. The characters were complex and authentic and that’s what left me so conflicted, I felt just as torn as Heather Flower!
Heather Flower is the niece of our good friend Winnie from book 1. She is both widowed and kidnapped on her wedding day, rescued then wooed by two white men. That’s enough to make her head spin but then both suitors are stand up guys!
Although Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren rescues Heather Flower after her abduction, he’s still a bit of the outsider/bad boy since the Montauk are allies of the English. Heather Flower shares a special bond with long-time friend Benjamin Horton but he is also nursing a broken heart.
The historical struggles between different native tribes, the English, and the Dutch serves as an exciting and intricate backdrop for this rich story of love, loss, brokenness, and healing. Here’s my review for book 1, A Place in His Heart.
I received the opportunity to read and review this book through the publisher. The opinions expressed are my own. This review first appeared on Faithfully Bookish.
About the Author
When Rebecca DeMarino traveled to Horton Point, Long Island, with her mother, Helen Jean Horton Worley, in 1999, passions collided: her love of faith, family, travel, history, and writing.
Rebecca’s series, The Southold Chronicles, is a historical romance based on Mary and Barnabas Horton, Rebecca’s ninth great-grandparents. Set in 1600’s Southold, Long Island, book three, To Follow Her Heart, released from Revell in July 2016.
Rebecca is the author of A Place in His Heart and To Capture Her Heart. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and when not writing, she enjoys family and genealogy, travel, reading, running, baking and gardening.
The Southold Chronicles series
Generally speaking, I’m not a fan of love triangles but it worked for this story.
What are your thoughts on these tangled romantic relationships in fiction?