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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Revell Review-To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino

Heyyy y'all!! Nicki is back! And if I dare say, she got back from a spa party last night, and feels like a whole new girl! Sooo relaxing. Seriously, check out's amazing!! Orange and lavender scented...facials, bath salts, make up primer. Ahhhh heaven! Add a book with those bath salts and I'm there! 



In an uncertain time, she faces a choice that will change her life forever

It is 1653 and Heather Flower, a princess of the Montauk tribe, is enjoying her wedding feast when her groom is killed and she is kidnapped by a rival tribe and held for ransom. 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.

Exploring a unique slice of history, Rebecca DeMarino transports readers to the wild land that would eventually become Long Island, New York. Her attention to detail and her captivating storytelling bring the New World to vivid life.

*My Thoughts*

I first decided I need to read this book when I read the male protagonist's last name. Kind of a strange reason huh? Read on and I'll explain. 

Dirk Van Buren. My mom's maiden name was Christina Van Der Groef. The connection, is that I am about 50% dutch, 25% Norweigian, and 25% German. I was so excited! Never before had I read a book on a Dutchman, particularly a Lieutenant. Add in a Native American princess and you're about as diverse as they come! That's the aspect of this book that I really liked. I've never read a diverse story with so much information in it without it feeling like a History channel 2 hour special. The cover is just the beginning of the beauty within.

I was completely inspired by the faith shown in this book. I was in awe of the trust Heather showed throughout the story.It really got me thinking about my own relationship and I think that is what embodies a good inspirational novel! Not fake in the least, just a naturally flowing faith that I believe has to stem from Rebecca's own relationship.

That being said, some may not like the fiction aspect of it although I loved it. There is not as much depth with the characters as I normally would like but with this, it works. And reading others' reviews when they read both book one and two, I have no doubt that she'll get to that depth! I loved Heather's interactions with both the men in her life-although the love at first sight opinion of Dirk's seemed a little far-fetched. 

While this is the second book in the series, I did not read book one and was not lost at all. I cannot wait for the third installment!

*My overall thoughts*

To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino  is historical fiction at it's finest!! Diverse cultures and a captivating story line makes for a perfect porch swing read...which is just what I did!

*My Rating*

I give To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino...


4 1/2 stars!! 



Here are the prizes being offered in the giveaway:

Grand Prize: $75.00 Gift Card of choice (Amazon, Target, iTunes or Google play), Signed copy of To Capture Her Heart& A Place in His Heart

Runner Up Prize: $25.00 Gift card to Barnes & Noble, Signed copies of To Capture Her Heart & A Place in His Heart

Second Runner Up Prize: Signed copies of To Capture Her Heart & A Place in His Heart

                            To Capture Her Heart Book Launch


 *Where to get it*

*I received this book from the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review, which I have given. All thoughts were my own and I was not compensated in any other way.

What diverse cultures are you a part of?

Happy Reading,

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