Saturday, June 28, 2014

Jody Hedlund

Captured By Love
by Jody Hedlund

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Captured By Love
It is 1814 and the British have taken hold of Mackinac Island and its fort, forcing American residents to swear an oath of loyalty to the British crown in order to retain their land. Pierre Durant is a voyageur--a fur trader who left his family home to find freedom and adventure. He's been gone five years and when he returns, his family's farm is at the mercy of the British invaders.

Torn between the life he's grown used to and guilt over leaving his brother and mother, he's drawn back into the loyalist fight against the British--and into a relationship with Angelique Labelle, a beautiful local girl who's been befriended by the daughter of the British commander. As tensions mount and the threat of violence increases, both Angelique and Pierre must decide where their loyalties rest, how far they will go to find freedom, and how much they will risk to find love.


2 Stars Out Of 5 
Captured by *KISSSES*

Captured by kisses, is what the title of this book should have been. Although the story of the book was interesting, I found myself disappointed by too much description of the physical attraction between the characters, and way too much kissing in this book.

It seemed like Pierre and Angelique only liked one another for their physical appearances. There are numerous times when one thought of another's body, curves, muscles. Too much was put in stock in the physical in this book and it practically replaced a great story line.

I would not recommend this book to any girl under 18 years old. It's gives a false message of what true love is. Most Christian fiction authors write books from "love from the first sight" perspective. That needs to be changed. Love doesn't grow on physical appearance alone.

I was so frustrated and annoyed to find so much kissing in this story that I can't write about anything else.

When I think over this book this is all I remember:, "kissing" and "desiring". Christian romances shouldn't be read like worldly romances. Just because you throw God here and there, it doesn't make it a Christian read.

I received a free copy of Captured by Love from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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