In an uncertain time, she faces a choice that will change her life forever
It is 1653 and Heather Flower, a 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 die–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 choice–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.
My thoughts and giveaway:
This is the second book in the Southold Chronicles. It picks up a few years after the previous book with Ben Horton (who was just a boy when I finished that first book) is now a man looking for love.
I loved seeing this next generation of Hortons and how they are making a life in the new world. More than anything I probably loved the history again and thinking about people who came over from Europe and what they went through to settle here.
The book opens with Heather Flower being rescued and we are quickly thrown into the lives of all the characters. Heather Flower is a sweet (pun intended) young woman who is hurt badly emotionally and doesn’t know what to do next. Her heart wants to grieve her dead husband and the missing woman who were taken with her but her heart is also being pulled in other directions.
Dirk seems to fall for Heather Flower pretty fast. I was a bit surprised when he thinks he loves her after only meeting her a couple of brief times. It seemed a little to fast for me but that’s my opinion only.
You can read this book without reading the first but there are a lot of different characters and even I had trouble keeping them straight all of the time. I think if you read A Place In His Heart first you will better appreciate this one.
Overall, I think historical romance readers will enjoy this one, especially with the unexpected ending 🙂
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