The Widow’s Captive by Lucette Nel
Release Date: December 1, 2016
Publisher: Pelican Book Group
Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance
About the Book
On the run with two small children and a third due within weeks, Adeline Spencer fears the approaching blizzard will seal their fate. An abandoned cabin is an answer to her prayers. She hopes it will shield them from both the storm and the enraged brother-in-law hot on her tail. But when a stranger knocks at the door, she is convinced they have been found by one of Ward’s lackeys.Blamed for the death of his friend, Sheriff Jonah Hale is determined to prove himself worthy of his badge, even if it means riding into a blizzard to check on a crazy miner. When Jonah reaches the cabin, he’s caught off guard by a pretty and very pregnant young woman wielding a skillet. Bound to a chair while the storm rages, and as Christmas settles in around them, he must find a way to earn Adeline’s trust…and perhaps her heart.
This is Lucette Nel’s debut novel so I had no idea what I would be in store for. As an avid reader of historical fiction, I knew that this would be something I’d enjoy. If you’re looking for a story that is fluffy, light, contains adorable swoon-worthy romance, with a little bit of action and suspense mixed in between, then this is for you. I originally was only going to read a chapter or two when I first started reading, except next thing I knew I devoured the whole book.
Mrs. Nel has well developed characters that are easily likeable, relatable, and super fun! Jonah is swoon-worthy and plays the perfect hero. Adeline and her children immediately tug at the heart.
The author also has a brilliant knack of witty humor and creative writing talent. I’m still giggling about that incredible introduction between the frightened widow and the handsome hunky sheriff.
Overall, I enjoyed this novel. Lucette Nel, if you’re reading this, please tell me that you’ll be writing more books! This is an author that I will be reading more from in the near future.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.