The Captive by Grace Burrowes *Stephanie’s Review*



The Captive by Grace Burrowes is another winner! If you like your characters good and tortured with seemingly insurmountable odds for happiness then this books is for you!

The Captive opens with a scene straight from hell. Our hero, Christian, is a prisoner of the French during the Napoleonic wars. And he is being tortured for information. As we all know the French were defeated. Christian escapes the chateau where he was held. The rest of the novel we follow Christian on the path to his recovery.

A key part of that recovery is Gillian, or as she prefers to be called Gilly. Gilly is really the kind of woman I’d like to be. She carries her own ghosts, fights her own demons, and still has strength enough to champion the people she loves. She’s tough but with the perfect amount of softness blended in.

Grace Burrowes is one of the few authors I know that can include torture, domestic abuse (both physical and mental), and all manor of devious things and still deliver a believable Happily Ever AFter.

The only things that knocked this book back in my rating is that the pacing was a bit on the slow side for me. The other part was all that sadness to get to the ending sort of bogged me down. I’ll definitely be continuing with the series!

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