The Captive Heart (Daughters of Caleb Bender, #2) by Dale Cramer

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Bandit troubles intensify as Caleb Bender's family tries to settle into their new life in 1920s Paradise Valley. When El Pantera kidnaps Rachel and leaves her brother, Aaron, for dead, Jake Weaver and the Mexican native Domingo pursue the bandit leader to his mountain stronghold in a hopeless rescue attempt. Jake and Domingo manage to escape with Rachel, with the bandits hot on their trail. In a desperate attempt to avoid recapture, Domingo puts himself squarely in harm's way, giving Jake and Rachel time to get away. This is not the quiet life Caleb Bender envisioned when he led his family out of Ohio. What is a father to make of his daughter's obvious affection for a man outside the fold? And how will a pacifist Amishman like Caleb respond to the events that threaten his family and their way of life?



Title : The Captive Heart (Daughters of Caleb Bender, #2)
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ISBN : 076420839X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Reviews


Lydia rated it ★★★★★

February 10, 2012

Full review here: http://overweight-bookshelf.blogspot.... Amish genre books and I have a complicated relationship. I try to go in without any preconceived notions but ultimately walk away at the end feeling...apathetic? Underwhelmed? Meh? I keep trying over and over because I feel like I should l...


Louise rated it ★★★★★

December 31, 2011

Story Description: Ravaged by disease, preyed upon by ruthless bandits, the Bender family’s second year in Mexico has taken a grievous turn. Faced with impossible choices, the expatriate Amish discover, more than ever before, what it means to live by faith and not by sight. But it’s Miriam who must...


Holly (2 Kids and Tired) rated it ★★★★★

June 01, 2012

The Bender family has survived a year in the wild Paradise Valley in Mexico. Now, joined by others of their faith who have made the long journey in search of religious freedom, they hope for a peace which is not to be found. Miriam finds herself falling in love with Domingo, their hired hand. Not...


Ibjoy1953 rated it ★★★★★

May 24, 2012

My Review Wow, Dale Cramer gives a different twist on Amish fiction in this series. In this second book of the series, more Ohio Amish join Caleb and his family at the newly Amish community in Mexico. As the Amish ways are, they all helped each other out in building houses and barns, and fields to...


Dorothy rated it ★★★★★

January 12, 2012

After I devoured Paradise Valley by Dale Cramer, I didn't hesitate to purchase Captive Heart because, well, I wanted more. I fell in love with the characters and their story. Having just read and loved the first book, I was really thrilled to find the second one, which was released recently. I sa...


Laura rated it ★★★★★

August 12, 2012

This is the first Amish-themed historical fiction book that I read and I loved it. Cramer managed to keep my interest throughout the story with real characters facing difficult and life-changing situations. Although the book cover and the synopsis would lead a reader to believe this is a just a r...


Mimi rated it ★★★★☆

May 23, 2017

If you like Amish fiction or historical fiction, then you will like this book. It is the second in the series, and I have not read the first, but that wasn't a problem in understanding the book. It still had a clear beginning, middle, and end, and I was not lost. The main family in this novel is t...


Pat rated it ★★★☆☆

July 14, 2017

These were historical fiction, but there was too much violence for my liking.


Ann rated it ★★★★★

December 28, 2016

Excellent very suspenseful in certains parts


Camille rated it ★★★★★

December 30, 2011

My Review of The Captive Heart by W. Dale Cramer (Bethany House, 2012) A Stunning One-of-a-kind Saga The Captive Heart continues the story begun in Paradise Valley (2011), in which Amishman Caleb Bender and his family move from Ohio to Mexico in the 1920s to avoid religious persecution. But the tro...





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