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    The Captive Heart PDF/EPUB Î The Captive PDF \ 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The Captive Heart
  • Michelle Griep
  • English
  • 06 May 2017
  • 1634097831

10 thoughts on “The Captive Heart

  1. Kathy Kathy says:

    Guys, I ve found a new author to follow Yay I really enjoyed this one, great step back into 1770 America Loved it The synopsis really grabbed me on this one and was pleasantly surprised by how quickly I got sucked into Eleanor s story I really enjoyed the time period 1770s and setting Eleanor was a strong character and easy to like She adapts pretty well to frontier life at least waaay better than I would have , but tends to be a little hard on herself I also really liked Samuel, thou Guys, I ve found a new author to follow Yay I really enjoyed this one, great step back into 1770 America Loved it The synopsis really grabbed me on this one and was pleasantly surprised by how quickly I got sucked into Eleanor s story I really enjoyed the time period 1770s and setting Eleanor was a strong character and easy to like She adapts pretty well to frontier life at least waaay better than I would have , but tends to be a little hard on herself I also really liked Samuel, thought he was a complex character, but has a very caring side I liked that it wasn t insta love, their relationship felt very natural and progressed at a believable pace You can t help rooting for these two I thought it was well written, good pace that kept my attention and wanting to continue reading to see what would happen next There is only one thing I didn t like, but itsof a personal preference view spoiler a certain character dies and I didn t think it was necessary, but I m not really a fan of characters dying anyway hide spoiler.Overall, I thought this was a great read and one I d recommend to all my romance loving friends ContentRomance Clean, although married no on page intimacyLanguage None that I remember Violence MildReligious MildSeries I m hoping Source review copy


  2. Brittany Brittany says:

    Wow, oh wow The Captive Heart has jumped up to one of the top spots in my favorites list It has definitely earned its place as one of the best historical novels that I have read this year For readers who have enjoyed the novels of Lori Benton, Laura Frantz, and Beth White, The Captive Heart has that same epic feel that these authors capture in their stories.The characters were so well written I truly felt for both Eleanor and Samuel The struggles that they both endured made for very deep ch Wow, oh wow The Captive Heart has jumped up to one of the top spots in my favorites list It has definitely earned its place as one of the best historical novels that I have read this year For readers who have enjoyed the novels of Lori Benton, Laura Frantz, and Beth White, The Captive Heart has that same epic feel that these authors capture in their stories.The characters were so well written I truly felt for both Eleanor and Samuel The struggles that they both endured made for very deep characters, with a lot of layers that made them who they were I loved the way they interacted with each other There was a marriage of convenience that they both entered into, yet it was so muchThere was great tension between these two, a rugged setting, and plenty of danger from both nature and human threats Add to that the interesting balance that Samuel worked to keep between the world of the white settlers and the Cherokee people This was a fascinating story that I loved from start to finish.I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.You can read this review on my blog at


  3. Beth Beth says:

    I ve only read one book by Michelle Griep prior to The Captive Heart, and while it was certainly entertaining and held my attention, this story is my favorite of hers so far Set in Colonial America this story follows two people that come from opposite worlds and opposite ways of thinking Eleanor is a former governess, appalled by her current circumstances and lacking confidence but determined to do her best Samuel is a man of authority, determined to get what he wants, and right now, what he I ve only read one book by Michelle Griep prior to The Captive Heart, and while it was certainly entertaining and held my attention, this story is my favorite of hers so far Set in Colonial America this story follows two people that come from opposite worlds and opposite ways of thinking Eleanor is a former governess, appalled by her current circumstances and lacking confidence but determined to do her best Samuel is a man of authority, determined to get what he wants, and right now, what he wants, andimportantly, needs, is a mother for his young daughter Circumstances force them together, and all the while they are surrounded by hostilities from town as well as tensions that were present in the Colonies before the Revolution.I enjoyed several aspects of this novel In addition to romance, there is also danger, a bit of politics, such as it was between tribal nations and the colonists, as well as those suspicious of anyone who might not be loyal to the Crown The setting of the untamed backcountry of South Carolina comes to life with a vividness that shows how key it is to the story Constant vigilance was demanded from such a place, yet friends and allies could be found in unexpected places Griep has a descriptive, lyrical quality to her writing style, so while I did feel like I was learning new things, I never felt like the writing became bogged down with too many details or big chunks of information.Samuel and Eleanor are realistically portrayed, both characters endearing themselves to me quickly Though they appear to be opposites, they play off one another s strengths and weaknesses Though quite a bumpy, long journey in the beginning, I enjoyed every moment of it I love how both characters portrayed an important spiritual truth Though God s forgiveness is freely given, sometimes they had the most trouble forgiving themselves and finally letting go of the thoughts and emotions forged by their individual pasts.I can t finish up this review without touching on a couple of my favorite things the bantering back and forth, the serious conversations and the tender moments between Eleanor and Samuel I adored the way he called her Red Bird I m not sure why nicknames that feel genuine to the characters and not cheesy get me every time, but they do My heart melted every time he used that particular endearment although his use of woman, while perhaps true to character, made him a bit less endearing Despite the businesslike nature of their marriage, it becomes so muchI m always captivated by a couple that I can really believe in, and I was rooting for Eleanor and Samuel the whole time.Superb character development, a fearsome yet beautiful setting, a couple with captivating chemistry, and a strong faith element make The Captive Heart a romantic historical that I would recommend without hesitation


  4. Lisa (Bookworm Lisa) Lisa (Bookworm Lisa) says:

    Oh my goodness, I loved this book This was a book that was nearly impossible for me to put down, particularly the last half I could not read fast enough and then I was disappointed when it ended I could have been lost in Samuel and Elinor s world for at least a fewdays, easily.The book is set in the America Frontier before the revolution Michelle Griep looks at some uncomfortable social issues of the time period, the indentured servant and the white man s encroachment on Native American Oh my goodness, I loved this book This was a book that was nearly impossible for me to put down, particularly the last half I could not read fast enough and then I was disappointed when it ended I could have been lost in Samuel and Elinor s world for at least a fewdays, easily.The book is set in the America Frontier before the revolution Michelle Griep looks at some uncomfortable social issues of the time period, the indentured servant and the white man s encroachment on Native American Lands The book is told from the character s point of view living in the time period, living through the trials I loved how she described the life, without passing judgement The reader is able to make their own connections and judgement Griep did an amazing job at describing events, people, and places.The romance is not rushed Samuel and Elinor grow in regard and feelings for each other as they learn of each other They respect each other before there is romance of any kind.This is a clean historical romance The book does contain violence and a little bit of kissing


  5. Marlene Marlene says:

    August 2017 update The author says that this book was Beauty and the Beast inspired WHY did I not see this before The Captive Heart 2016, Shiloh Run Press by Michelle Griep is a standalone Christian historical romance which begins in 1770 London, but is set in South Carolina for most of the book I was very eager to read this book because I loved


  6. Michelle Griep Michelle Griep says:

    What s not to love about The Last of the Mohicans meets The Patriot


  7. Emilee Emilee says:

    This book has a wonderful plot and I love the time period The adventure and mystery is exciting I would have liked to have feltfor the characters though 3 1 2 stars.


  8. Julie Carpenter Julie Carpenter says:

    This book was very captivating from the first chapter to the very end A great story of loss and sorrow, hope and redemption, love and peace Set in the late 1770 s in the early colonies, Eleanor must learn how to adapt to living life in the primitive woods with a man she has just recently married and whom she knows nothing about.This is a classic style marriage of convenience story and was written very well Eleanor has a lot of turmoil from her past that makes it hard for her to put her trust This book was very captivating from the first chapter to the very end A great story of loss and sorrow, hope and redemption, love and peace Set in the late 1770 s in the early colonies, Eleanor must learn how to adapt to living life in the primitive woods with a man she has just recently married and whom she knows nothing about.This is a classic style marriage of convenience story and was written very well Eleanor has a lot of turmoil from her past that makes it hard for her to put her trust in anyone She finds herself fleeing England and her money stolen so she must sign a contract and be purchased as a caregiver Yet when she arrives at her new master s colony, she realizes that she must marry him as well Unbeknownst to her he has his own sorrow and heartache from a very difficult past He is brusque and demanding and not the man for Eleanor, yet if she has any chance of survival, he is her only hope So what will Eleanor do Bide her time, stay far away from Samuel Heath and be the best caretaker of his daughter Grace so that when her contract s 7 years are up she can be free once again.Samuel Heath is a backwoodsman, a trapper, half Native American and a murderer Well everyone in town has steered clear of him after the death of his wife Mariah and Samuel has moved far out into the woods to steer clear of the townspeople as well He enjoys his freedom and his ability to hunt in the woods with his Indian brother Inoli Yet he needs someone to care for his sweet daughter Grace, so he does the only thing he can, purchase a bride or rather a caretaker he had a wife once and she was not the person she portrayed to be although he doesn t want to be tied down again.Behind the scenes of Eleanor and Samuel trying to survive in their surroundings and survive their time together, there is intrigue and unrest between the Cherokee people and the Red Coats as well as the local lawmen All of them have past resentments towards Samuel and all wants something from him Can Samuel appease everyone all while trying to prove to Eleanor that he is not all that he appears to be and that his past is not what it seems Can Eleanor learn to move past the hurts of her past and allow healing and the Lord to guide her and show her that she is where she belongs.Of course throughout the book, just as you think the MCs are going to figure out everything and be able to trust each other something happens to cast a little shadow of doubt and make everyone take a step backwards in their relationship I will say that the pacing of the novel was great and with all the little mishaps that kept separating the characters it didn t end too fast and there was plenty of time to slowly reveal the backstories of the characters Oh, and the sweet moments between Eleanor and Samuel, perfect So sweet I loved the development of their relationship Samuel definitely had lots hidden about him that Eleanor was able to help reveal and bring out the good in him I will definitely be reading this one again and recommend it for anyone who loves a good swoony read, a marriage of convenience, a colonial setting and lots of turmoil.As far as content there are a few skirmishes between colonial settlers but nothing too graphic There are a few kisses, but overall it was a great clean read It is a Christian Fiction read so the characters do talk about God and turning their lives over to him, some characters offer up thoughts asking for help but overall not an overwhelming preachy feel in case you were wondering I really enjoyed it and thought it was done very well I would say this book is great for older YAs and adults.I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Happy Reading


  9. Carole Jarvis Carole Jarvis says:

    Reviewed at The Power of Words Captive Heart is a thoroughly entertaining and engaging story that captures the emotions It contains two of my favorite things Colonial America setting and marriage of convenience My opinion of this book can be summed up in one wordI wantof the Colonial era,of these characters, andfrom Michelle Griep The Captive Heart stands out in the areas that matter most to me Setting The South Carolina backcountry of Reviewed at The Power of Words Captive Heart is a thoroughly entertaining and engaging story that captures the emotions It contains two of my favorite things Colonial America setting and marriage of convenience My opinion of this book can be summed up in one wordI wantof the Colonial era,of these characters, andfrom Michelle Griep The Captive Heart stands out in the areas that matter most to me Setting The South Carolina backcountry of 1770 is so vividly portrayed and is such an important part of the story that it becomes a major character The CBA doesn t publish many books set during my favorite period of history, the American Revolutionary era, so I was eager to read The Captive Heart Michelle s writing is somewhat lyrical and the multi faceted characters spring off the page In a time where the loyalties of families and friends were split between the Crown and the Sons of Liberty, this is the first novel I ve seen that focuses on the role played by the Cherokee nation I ve visited Cherokee, NC and seen the play, Unto These Hills, so this theme touched me.Characterization Samuel and Eleanor are richly drawn, appealing characters And what an unlikely pair Eleanor fled England for America with the promise of employment as a governess awaiting her, only to find herself forced into indentured servanthood and then marriage to a stranger To me, she is the perfect blend of intelligence, femininity, strength and vulnerability Samuel is a backwoodsman, half Cherokee, a man who wore authority like a second skin And he has the most precious daughter Romance I loved watching their relationship build over several months time, growing from strangers uncomfortable with each other, to mutual respect, to undeniable attraction The chemistry between them is so real and heartfelt Michelle certainly knows how to write scenes that make you melt.Spirituality Both Eleanor and Samuel had backgrounds that colored their present thoughts, behaviors and attitudes, and their relationship literally opened a floodgate in both of them Samuel had come to Christ at the end of a sinful past before the story opens, and I loved seeing redemption played out in his lifethrough action than words But although he had accepted God s forgiveness, he couldn t forgive himself, as many of us can relate to There s so much to enjoy in The Captive Heart, including Eleanor s two friends from the voyage, Biz and Molly As I said at the beginning, I really wantof everything, so I hope this is the beginning of a series.Highly recommended.I received this book free of charge from the publisher


  10. Kav Kav says:

    Smelling salts checkFainting couch checkExtra stuffing for the cushions on the fainting couch checkwater bottle to keep hydrated checkchocolate to soothe ravaged nerves checkJust a few recommendations for your not looking up until I reach the end reading kit You ll want to be well stocked before you embark on this incredible journey Samuel and Eleanor s story held me captive and turned my heart to mush There s something so emotionally appealing about a marriage of convenience stor Smelling salts checkFainting couch checkExtra stuffing for the cushions on the fainting couch checkwater bottle to keep hydrated checkchocolate to soothe ravaged nerves checkJust a few recommendations for your not looking up until I reach the end reading kit You ll want to be well stocked before you embark on this incredible journey Samuel and Eleanor s story held me captive and turned my heart to mush There s something so emotionally appealing about a marriage of convenience story This hero and heroine come from very different worlds but are thrown together in tumultuous times just before the American revolution I have to stop saying this isn t a favourite time period of mine because I keep reading novels that blow me away with their rich historical details and heart wrenching romance The Captive Heart is exactly that kind of book.Eleanor is victimized in a world that favours men Samuel has fallen victim to his past Two broken people find the strength to carve a place for themselves in a restless frontier It isn t easy and Samuel and Eleanor spend a lot of time battling each other in a desperate bid to guard their wounded hearts But there are times when they band together against an outside foe Page turning madness full of gripping action and aching tenderness.And, oh, be still my heart, Papa Samuel is the stuff curled toes are made of Devoted, besotted, protective A doting father to sweet, impish little Grace He would do anything for his little girl including marrying a stranger to ensure her future A mesmerizing, heart in throat story ensues Delicious to the very last word


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The Captive Heart✅ The Captive Heart pdf ✈ Author Michelle Griep – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 f Proper English governess Eleanor Morgan flees to the colonies to escape the wrath of a The Captive PDF \ 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.


About the Author: Michelle Griep

I hear voices Loud Incessant And very real Which basically gives me two options choke The Captive PDF \ back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction I chose the latter Way cheaper I ve been writing since I discovered blank wall space and Crayolas I seek to glorify God in all that I writeexcept for that graffiti phase I went through as a teenager Oops Did I say that out loud.