Proper English governess Eleanor Morgan flees to the colonies to escape the wrath of a an angry duke. When the Charles Town family she’s to work for never arrives to collect her from the dock, she is forced to settle for the only reputable choice remaining to her—marriage to a man she’s never met. Trapper and tracker Samuel Heath is a hardened survivor used to getting his own way by brain or by brawn, and he’s determined to find a mother for his young daughter. But finding a wife proves to be impossible. No upstanding woman wants to marry a murderer.
I was drawn into this book right away with Eleanor's predicament, but I think the overall feeling is one of anger. While the book is well written and interesting, Samuel just isn't the type of character I enjoy. While there is a lot of admire about him, it just made me mad that he never took the time to actually talk to Elanor. She has no idea what she's doing, and he just leaves her for days on end and never tells her anything. All he ever says is, "Trust me" and for some reason she does. I'm not entirely sure why because the dialogue between the two of them could maybe fill three pages. And most of that would be his yelling at her. I guess I just don't really like the strong silent type, and that kind of ruined everything for me. If you don't mind that type, then you will probably enjoy this book because like I said before, it was interesting and well written.
Title: The Captive Heart
Author: Michelle Griep
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Published: October 2016
Source: I received an eCopy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review