Debbie M. (Tafwin) reviewed The Captive Heart (Harlequin Historical, No 512) on
When her British officer husband's murderous deeds and his affronted dignity result in Hannah Elway's capture by the Cherokee as retribution, her only hope of staying alive is Five Killer (Robert McLarn), a half-Scot Cherokee brave, a man who was once rejected as a suitor by Hannah's father and who has, in turn, rejected his white heritage.
But now, with an agenda of his own, Five Killer is forced to walk a dangerous line between love and betrayal as he works both to honor his word and save the people he loves.
Amazing story. The first 2.5 chapters were a lot of setup and focused on the heroine. I kept reading because it was interesting but I was ready to meet the hero. Once we did, the story really took off.
At turns touching and tragic, this one will stay in my memory. Recommended.
1750s, North Carolina is the setting. I kept wondering and finally saw it on a Harlequin advert for the book.
Cheryl Reavis has a way with words; this story takes place during the French and Indian War. A young Colonial woman marries a British officer. Under the guise of sending Hannah to safety, her husband instead sends her into the path of a Cherokee warrior wanting revenge against the British officer.
Hannah's only chance of survival is Five Killer (Robert McLarn) a Scot/Cherokee who has rejected his Scot heritage. Years before, Five Killer had asked for Hannah's hand in marriage; however, her father turned him down and later gave her to the British officer. 4.5 stars