To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca Demarino


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.

“A masterful weaver of history and heritage, Rebecca DeMarino laces tender love stories with vibrant threads of history and hope, wooing the heart and waking the soul in this rich New World saga.”–Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and The Heart of San Francisco series

About the Author

Rebecca DeMarino is the author of A Place in His Heart, book one of The Southold Chronicles, a series inspired by her ninth great-grandparents, Barnabas and Mary Horton. She inherited her love of baking and gardening from her mother; a love of horses, reading, and writing from her dad; and the wanderlust gene from both parents. Rebecca lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Tom. Learn more at

My Thoughts

This was my introductory book from this author.  What I enjoyed most is the vast amount of historical information I learned while reading To Capture Her Heart. The story, while filled with characters, is simple, much like the time. 

It is romantic, adventurous, and tender, as Heather Flower, a beautiful Indian woman, is wooed and courted by two men.  You must read the story to learn of her decision which will rewrite her future.

As a lover of historical fiction, I enjoyed this story centered around the settling of an area we now call Long Island.  The author did an excellent job of weaving her knowledge into her characters, as well as spiritual truths.  I know you’ll enjoy your time spent reading this clean novel, the second in The Southold Chronicles.

Thank you to Rebecca Demarino and Revell for a free copy in exchange for my honest review.

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