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The Captive (Captive Hearts) (Mass Market)

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This is book number 1 in the Captive Hearts series.


A USA Today bestsellerHe'll never be free…

Captured and tortured by the French, Christian Severn, Duke of Mercia, survives by vowing to take revenge on his tormentors. Before the duke can pursue his version of justice, Gillian, Countess of Greendale, reminds him that his small daughter has suffered much in his absence, and needs her papa desperately.

Until he surrenders his heart…

Gilly endured her difficult marriage by avoiding confrontation and keeping peace at any cost. Christian's devotion to his daughter and his kindness toward Gilly give her hope that she could enjoy a future with him, for surely he of all men shares her loathing for violence in any form. Little does Gilly know, the battle for Christian's heart is only beginning.

Captive Hearts series:

The Captive (Book 1)

The Traitor (Book 2)

The Laird (Book 3)

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes’ bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish and Lady Eve's Indiscretion. Her Regency romances and Scotland-set Victorian romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. The Heir was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010, The Best Spring Romance of 2011, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish and Once Upon a Tartan have both won RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight was a Library Journal Best Book of 2012, The Bridegroom Wore Plaid was a PW Best Book of 2012. Two of her MacGregor heroes have won KISS awards. Grace is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.

Praise For…

"An unusually dark and moving Regency-era love story between a tortured nobleman and a young widow." — Shelf Awareness for Readers

"Burrowes deftly builds the romantic tension amid lovely layers of domestic tranquility and honest conversations… [an] engrossing story." — Publishers Weekly

"This is a beautiful story of redemption and love’s power over evil, but even more so it is a story that wrenches readers’ emotions, yet leaves them utterly satisfied. Let Burrowes lift your heart." — RT Book Reviews

"The popular, prolific Burrowes begins a new series with her signature mix of emotional intensity, lush storytelling and intelligent writing… Smart, compelling and captivating." — Kirkus Reviews

"Unique and well-written… the characters and their love make for a memorable romance." — Booklist

"Overall I was really loving this book. I'm going to check out more of the Captive Hearts series when they start coming out. This is the first book I've read by Burrowes and I will be checking out more as soon as I can.
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"The popular, prolific Burrowes begins a new series with her signature mix of
emotional intensity, lush storytelling and intelligent writing… Smart, compelling
and captivating." — Kirkus Reviews

"I found that I could not put down THE CAPTIVE. The romance was poignant and touching, and the threads of the events happening were woven together by Grace Burrowes to form an emotional, well paced book, one of my very favorites by her." — Fresh Fiction

"This book was SO well written. The timing of events was perfect, the romance was perfect (and HOT) and the resolution was perfect." — Buried Under Romance

"Burrowes nimbly guides readers from darkness to healing and love in this promising beginning." — Shelf Awareness for Readers

"This was my first time reading a Grace Burrows book but it definitely not be my last! " — Monlatable Book Reviews

" The Captive is spellbinding and is a definitive exclamations of love and life, but Grace Burrowes does it in a quietly elegant way. The writing is amazing, the vision/purpose of the story startlingly clear, and the characters are just ... Wow. Truly, there are no words." — Love Saves the World

"I can always count on Grace Burrowes to deliver a beautifully written book with compelling characters. In The Captive, she adds a lovely, evocative story of lost souls finding their way." — SOS Aloha

"Overall, it’s a touching and charming romance about two people who are getting a second chance at happiness. It’s easy to fall in love Christian and Gilly which only makes their HEA all the better. Burrowes gives us a lovely introduction to new series, and I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes out for the rest." — Book Munchies

"WOW! Another grand slam by Grace Burrowes. I really … REALLY enjoyed this historical romance. I love that Grace writes mature," lived life a little and now much wiser" kind of characters. I think this is the big reason why her stories seems to flow so naturally and always before I know it, I am finished the book. The believability is front and centre as is the ability to feel sympathy and compassion. I always FEEL FEEL FEEL reading a Grace Burrowes book and I absolutely love that. I also adore that she always seems to write the perfect match for her often conflicted characters and somehow they always seem to break the mold and become one of a kind!" 5 out of 5" — The Reading Cafe

"Grace Burrowes is back in very fine form with The Captive. There is a tortured hero, a damaged heroine, and a hidden enemy. Throw in a daughter who will not talk and romance to complete the mix. I loved Gilly. She endured a horrible marriage but emerges strong and full of empathy. Christian needs someone like Gilly for himself and for his daughter." — Mixed Book Bag

"Grace Burrowes is definitely one of my favorite authors of historical romance. This is a must read!" — A Chick Who Reads

"This is the first book I have read from this author and I can't wait to read more. If you love historical romance you do not want to miss this book!" — Drue’s Random Chatter’s Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781402278785
ISBN-10: 1402278780
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: July 1st, 2014
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Captive Hearts