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.

My Thoughts

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 likable, 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 for 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.

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lucyAbout Lucette Nel

Lucy Nel is a coffee addicted work-in-progress daughter of the Lord Almighty. She’s a mommy to a rambunctious toddler and wife to her best friend and real-life hero. Along with three spoiled Pugs, they make their home in Gauteng, the smallest of nine provinces in South Africa.
During the day, she’s a bookkeeper. At night when the world sleeps, she delves into her passion, creating interesting characters in historical settings.
She’s a member of American Christian Fiction and her dream came true when she recently signed a contract with Pelican Book Group for her Christmas themed novella, The Widow’s Captive.
One of her favorite quotes about writing is by C.S. Lewis: You can make anything by writing.
Her favorite verse is Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

7 thoughts on “The Widow’s Captive by Lucette Nel

  1. Becky, I’m grinning like a fool because of your review. Thank you ! So grateful you enjoyed The Widow’s Captive.
    And I’m happy to report, I have another Christmas themed historical romance novella releasing December 1st.

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