To Capture Her Heart – My Review

To Capture Her Heart - My Review  | The Engrafted WordThis kind of setting always grabs my attention. For one, I haven’t read a lot of historicals set in this era, so that’s refreshing. I appreciate learning details from different time periods and watching the different cultures influence and impact each other. To Capture Her Heart really goes to show that history can come alive through fiction. Readers can time-travel with authentic, well-researched writing like this.

I had not read the first in this series, though, and I felt a bit lost throughout the book. There were a LOT of characters and it was hard keeping them all straight. I had expected the story to focus around Heather Flower, but much of the book also focused on previous characters and family members. I would not say this is a stand-alone. I’d recommend reading the first in the series before picking up this one.

Some things happened so fast I couldn’t keep up. The two men she’s torn between, for instance, fall in love with her from the very start. It wasn’t quite believable to me. Plus, I wasn’t always sure where her emotions and feelings were at. Some scenes didn’t feel pivotal to the overall plot and had me skimming over the small parts. And I don’t like to skim. πŸ™

But I will say this… love triangles intrigue me and this one definitely kept me guessing. I had no clue how it was going to end. The historical details laid a strong foundation for the story and I felt the author did a good job of writing the readers into that world.

Thank you to Revell for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.



It is 1653 and Heather Flower, the princess of the Montaukett tribe, is celebrating her wedding feast when a rival tribe attacks, killing the groom and kidnapping her. Though her ransom is paid by an Englishman, she is bound by her captors and left to dieβ€”until she finds herself rescued by handsome Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren.

Still tender from her loss, Heather Flower begins to heal in the home of the Hortons, English friends of her people. Torn between her affection for Dirk and her longtime friendship with Ben Horton, Heather Flower must make a difficult choiceβ€”stay true to her friend or follow her heart.

Exploring a unique slice of history, Rebecca DeMarino transports you to the wild land that would eventually become Long Island, New York.


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Rebecca DeMarino is the author of A Place in His Heart and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and The Southold Long Island Historical Society. She was a 2011 Genesis Award semi-finalist. Rebecca is retired from a major airline and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Tom. Learn more at


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18 comments on “To Capture Her Heart – My Review
  1. Trixi O. says:

    Thanks for your review Savanna! It sounds like a person would need to read the first book in this series “A Place in His Heart” to fully grasp this story. Which I do have both books on my want-to-read list already πŸ™‚ That being said, I always appreciate your reviews on books that I have my eye on. Guess I’m adding 2 more books to my wish list!

  2. Sonnetta Jones says:

    I did not realized that it was the second in the series. Thanks for your informative review. I wil have to borrow it from the library.

  3. carylkane says:

    Savanna, thank you for the great review! I’ve not yet read this series. I am adding it to my wish list. πŸ™‚

  4. kim amundsen says:

    Nice review and thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Jackie McNutt says:

    Savanna,Thank you for your interesting review.
    I read A Place In His Heart, and I have been looking forward To Capture Her Heart.
    like you mentioned Jody does a wonderful job of bringing the history alive in her books. I absolutely loved A Place In His Heart ! I had to keep the tissue box handy, as her book was deeply emotional.
    thank you again, Have a blessed Day !

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Thanks for your comments, Jackie. I would like to go back to the first book now and catch the rest of the story from the beginning. There are some really likeable characters.

  6. Rachael Merritt says:

    I’ve read both books, and it will make more sense reading both. However, the main characters in this book aren’t in the first. I did find it strange that one man falls in love in minutes, but the history of this read is what was strong and what I loved. Very well written review. Highly recommend reading the first. πŸ™‚

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Thanks for sharing, Rachael. I was curious if all these characters were in the first one as well. I appreciate you reading my review. Have a great day!

  7. Hi, Savanna ~ Another interesting post about an author who is new to me. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and for exposing your blog followers to fiction set in various eras of history. Best, June

  8. Maxie Anderson says:

    Hi Savanna, don’t see my comment. Think this was the one the other wouldn’t post my comment. I would sure love to win this book. Heather Flowers real name was Quashawan, daughter of Grand Sachem Wyandanch. Sounds very good. Maxie

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Sorry, Maxie. Not sure why your other comment wasn’t showing up. Computers are not always my friend! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing Heather Flowers’ real name. She was certainly an interesting character in this book. Hope you’ll check it out!

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