The Captive Heart
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About "The Captive Heart"
Meet the Author
Michelle Griep's been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She seeks to glorify God in all that she writes--except for that graffiti phase she went through as a teenager. She resides in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where she teaches history and writing classes for a local high school co-op. An Anglophile at heart, she runs away to England every chance she gets, under the guise of research. Really, though, she's eating excessive amounts of scones while rambling around a castle. Michelle is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and MCWG (Minnesota A
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It's been a while since I've read a novel set in America's Colonial era. It's an interesting time, as Europe (and even the bigger American settlements) are relatively sophisticated, but out in the back country, Americans are still living in tents and hovels. The novel begins in 1770, before the American War of Revolution and the Declaration of Independence, but it's easy to see the hotbed of political activity the country will become. The Captive Heart touches on many of these issues without making them the central focus of the plot-which is good. The central focus always remains on Eleanor: on her understandable difficulties in adapting to the hard life of an American settler, on her feelings for Grace, her charge ... and her feelings for Samuel Heath, her owner and her husband ... who I liked a lot. There are also some minor characters I'd have liked to have seen more of: Molly and Biz, Eleanor's forced companions on the voyage from England. I'm hoping they will be the subjects of a sequel or two (hint hint). Overall, I enjoyed The Captive Heart and recommend it to fans of American Colonial fiction from authors such as Jack Cavanaugh, Laura Franz and early Deeanne Gist. Thanks to Shiloh Run Press and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.