Captured by Love, by Jody Hedlund. Angelique left now with her step father and his new wife after first the death of her father and next her mother. She does what ever she can the best she can and as fast as she can to please her step father, but its rarely enough. After her sister Theresa was "sold" to the highest bidder in a so called marriage orchestrated by her step father and rather than live that life threw herself to her death in the river. Angelique is determined that the same will not happen to her. After all she loves Jean and as soon as the war is done he will return for her and they will marry as long as her step father holds to his word. All the people are faced with starvation after the British army starts taking the peoples supplies of food since their food sources are cut off. Angelique trying to live on the meager amount of food she does get, yet sharing more than she could do without to Jean and Pierre's mother. Who she's been caring for since the war started and her sons left. Pierre returns to the island to find his mothers house in shambles, that she's nearly completely blind and that the girl he considered just like a little sister all grown up. Together they all journey through struggle and love in a world that feels far from peace.
I loved this book, it had all the elements of a great novel! suspense, a great story line, tragedy, etc. It was done so well you felt like you were there with them as you read. This book draws you in from the first page till the last! Its a book that I didn't want to take breaks from and was hard pressed to tear myself away from the pages! This author know what it takes to capture a reader and it shows in this novel! I'd read this book over and over again! Definitely worth a read!
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