The Captain of Her Heart is for romance lovers. Anita Stansfield is known to create empotional stories, and this one is no less. Imagine a young girl standing on a cliff staring at the sea, waiting for her estranged lover to return while fighting adversity and living a difficult life. Well, that is is how our story begins, in a nutshell.
The historic setting of the book takes us to the 1770s when the revolutionary war is being fought between England and the American colonists. Kyrah Payne is an only child living in a small sea side village. Her parents adore her and dote on her. Soon she finds a friend in the local rich boy Ritcherd. He becomes a pseudo son to her parents and spends a lot of time with the family. Kyra and Ritcherd are inseparable. So it hurts when Ritcherd has to go away to America to fight the war. Kyra’s life takes deep dive as her father is found dead and she finds herself homeless consoling a helpless mother. She starts working as a maid in the same house where she grew up, fighting off the lecherous advances of her employer.
Ritcherd finally returns a few years later, but it seems like a lifetime. He wants to pick up where he left off but too much has changed for Kyra. Ritcherd’s mother plays the villain and takes extreme measures to separate the pair. The star crossed lovers find themselves facing a new challenge almost as soon as they make up and admit they still love each other.
The Captain of her Heart will take us across the ocean to the colonies and have us rooting for the unfortunate couple. Will love triumph in the end? or will the bitter reality of life intrude? If you love a good love story, you just have to read The captain of Her Heart.
This book is just the beginning of the saga, because there is a lot more to come from Kyra and Ritcherd.