Review: Captive Bride by Sandi Hampton

Captive Bride by Sandi Hampton
Release Date: January 24, 2013
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Pages: 104 
Source: book provided by publisher for review



Kidnapped at the altar on her wedding day by masked men and whisked away up into the mountains, Abigail O’Sullivan fears for her life. She recognizes her kidnapper–an Indian boy she fell in love with years ago, just before they were torn apart.

Davy Larson seeks revenge for his father’s murder. When he discovers that Abby’s father now owns his land, he seeks answers to his questions, and to get those answers, he takes something Samuel O’Sullivan cherishes–his daughter.

Reunited under dangerous circumstances, can Abigail care for a man who wants to take her father’s life? Will Davy’s feelings and desire for his long-lost love withstand the taboos of society? Or can their love be captured for all time?


Review: Lots of action in this historical romance novella that at one hundred and four pages was a very quick read. Abby has a lot of spunk and grit for a woman growing up when she did. Ultimately she she wasn’t sorry to be kidnapped on her wedding day since she had lots of reservations whether she should even be getting married to Philip or if she loved him but later found out it was by a friend from her childhood – who is an Indian. Her father is not who he seems and Abby decides to stick up for herself and the man she loves. There are lots of twists and turns to the story along with some secrets being revealed that held my interest throughout.

The descriptions of the land, the mountains and caves, the teepee and clothing made me feel that I was with them. There was laughter, tears, fear, love, anger, secrets, hurt and ultimately a happily ever after. There was some closure but an epilogue would have been an added bonus.

Hampton is a new to me author and I look forward to reading her other historical romances.

Favorite Quote:  His laugh was infectious.  A smile played at the corner of her lips.  She pursed her lips and told herself not to be an idiot.  This man had kidnapped her, yet here she was talking to him like they were old friends.  She had to be mad, mad, mad.  “It’s not funny.  You won’t be laughing when they catch up with you.  I’ll be the one laughing.”