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The Captive Heart
The Daughters of Caleb Bender Book 2
by Dale Cramer
Publisher:Bethany House imprint of Baker Pub from Lion
Published:01 February 2012
I went back to my review of Paradise Valley the first book in this series, before starting this one. Reminded of where we had got to in the story, I plunged into this book with enthusiasm.
In Book One, we learnt of Miriamís attraction to the half Mexican half Native Indian, Domingo, and they are central characters in this story. More Amish families travel from persecution in America to the north, to join the Benderís in this fertile valley in Mexico where they hope to continue their chosen way of life unmolested. However these are troubled times in Mexico. A civil war has only been over a short while and bands of lawless men roam the countryside, stealing, pillaging and kidnapping for selling on as slaves.
Based on historical fact, Dale Cramer has woven another gripping tale with troubles and romance in equal measure.
Reviewer: Mary Bartholomew (07/08/12)