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A Heart Enslaved: Book Review

Updated: Dec 22, 2022

Good Morning, I'm going to start this post by saying that I was sent this book by A.M. Westerling for my honest opinion.


Book Information

Title: A Heart Enslaved

Author: A.M. Westerling

Publisher: Books We Love Publishing

Publication Date: 2015

Edition: 1st

Pages: 347

ISBN: 9781771457811


Banished from his homeland for a crime he didn't commit, Thorvald Stronghawk knows selling the Frisian beauty he's captured will bring him the blood money needed to regain his good name. When the man who accused Thorvald of the crime is the one buying Gisela, Thorvald must decide what he wants more: To recover his reputation among his fellow countrymen, or tame the woman who has vowed to hate him forever for destroying her home and family. Gisela of Falkenstead realizes the handsome, self assured Viking views her as nothing more than chattel to be bought and sold rather than a woman with a life and mind of her own. Although her head tells her to escape the man she thinks is nothing more than a savage murderer, her heart has other ideas. Will Gisela find a way to flee? Or will she find love and happiness in Thorvald's arms?



The first thing I am going to say is that this book was amazing. I started it during the afternoon and I couldn't put it down, it took me an hour and a half and I got completely through it and I wanted more. I wanted to know what happened next. I wanted Gisela and Thorvald's story to continue.

Little bit about the story. Thorvald is a Viking and takes Gisela from her home after plundering and destroying it. She is first a slave and then this start to change. I am so happy with the way the story went. I love the way that Gisela's determination to disobey and do things her way and I think that is why Thorvald liked her. The setting is described so visually that during one scene you can almost smell the salty sea air which is something that is hard to do in books but Mrs. Westerling definitely delivered. I absolutely love A.M. Westerling's writing style, she really takes you into the story and is able to describe the environment with such detail that it feels like you are in the story.

They went the long way around but Gisela and Thorvald were definitely made for each other. I am glad a few of the secondary characters got there story's finalized as I was wondering what happened to one of them and I was glad to see her finished story. Without ruining it there is not much that I will share about the story.

I hope you get/read this book and enjoy it as much as I did. I am very glad this book is now on my bookshelf because I can read it over and over again.


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