Series: The Southold Chronicles, Book 2
Publication Date: 2015
Publisher: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Rebecca DeMarino offers another captivating tale in The Southold Chronicle series which details the lives of Barnabus and Mary Horton’s family over the many years after they have settled in the colonies. A lovely young Indian maiden named Heather Flower, daughter of the Grand Sachem of Montauk, struggles to heal from traumatic events at the home of Barnabus and Mary. Benjamin Horton, one of their older sons, has grown into a caring young man who falls in love with Heather Flower. Adding to Heather Flower’s confusion is Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren. The triangle of emotional young people is fueled by the politics of the time as well as love and conflict.
This second novel in the series set an excellent pace and the storyline pulled me through the pages with great interest. Once again Ms. DeMarino selects characters from her family history and local history, melding the two quite seamlessly. The historical detail and political drama of the time enhance the story. I would definitely recommend this to readers of historical fiction and inspirational historical fiction. I actually enjoyed this second book more than I did the first. And now I’m impatiently waiting on book three, To Follow Her Heart!
I received this book as a prize in a contest. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.
Author’s Page: Rebecca DeMarino