In 1842 Illinois, orphaned Maggie McGregor wants the kind of romance and adventure she reads about in her borrowed books, not the miserable life with her Aunt and Uncle and their nasty teenage children. But when she smacks into handsome stranger James Hansen, in a cornfield, she is more than just dizzy from the collision. His stolen kiss fills her with passion that she has only read about, but never felt in her sheltered eighteen years.
But James has a dark secret that he can’t reveal, even to the brown haired, aqua-eyed beauty he is drawn to. The tragic death of his sister drives him to spy, for the government, on Maggie and her Mormon community to gather damaging evidence against them. Only when he proves that their young leader, Joseph Smith, is gathering a harem of “spiritual wives,” to his bed, can he avenge his sister’s death at the hand of a polygamous Mormon man. James reluctantly has to capture Maggie as a government witness, and take her cross-country from Illinois to Washington, DC. But, as they travel they are chased by Maggie’s jilted old fiancee, a hired gunslinger, and a murderous stranger, James finds himself falling in love with his captive.
The storyline of “My Captive Heart” tells the fascinating story of the clandestine practices of the early Mormon Church. It is a fast paced and a uniquely different read – with spine-tingling suspense, and sizzling romance. The book is in the Historical Romance Suspense category.