The wild American wilderness is no place for an elegant English governess
On the run from a brute of an aristocratic employer, Eleanor Morgan escapes from England to America, the land of the free, for the opportunity to serve an upstanding Charles Town family. But freedom is hard to come by as an indentured servant, and downright impossible when sheâ€™s forced to agree to an even harsher contractâ€”marriage to a man sheâ€™s never met.
Backwoodsman Samuel Heath doesnâ€™t care what others think of himâ€”but his young daughterâ€™s upbringing matters very much. The life of a trapper in the Carolina back country is no life for a small girl, but neither is abandoning his child to another family. He decides itâ€™s time to marry again, but that proves to be an impossible task. Who wants to wed a murderer?
Both Samuel and Eleanor are survivors, facing down the threat of war, betrayal, and divided loyalties that could cost them everything, but this time they must face their biggest challenge ever . . .Love.
I wasn’t entirely sure that The Captive Heart would be a book that I would enjoy, but I decided that it was worth a try.Â I’m glad that I took the time to read this novel.Â The setting was interesting, ranging from England to Carolina.Â I was concerned that the revolutionary war theme might take over the story (I am not a fan of war settings for novels), but it was just an interesting aside and not the main point of the story.Â The characters were well rounded and the love story well developed. Overall, it was a satisfying novel.