# 8 Captive Heart - A Hawaiian Christmas Novella
Honolulu, Christmas 1870 Sugar heiress Leilani Manolo and French wine maker Aristide Laurent defied death and found magnetic attraction during a turbulent San Francisco winter, but accepted a future together wasn’t to be their destiny.
Leilani belongs in Honolulu heading the family business and caring for her dying guardian and Aristide must fulfil his promise as an award-winning vintner for one of California’s rising wine ventures.
But living apart is even harder than resigning themselves to permanent separation.
And when Aristide learns Leilani is being pressured into a ‘dynastic’ marriage with one of the Hawaiian King’s senior advisors, he suspects bad family blood runs deep.
Aristide faces a torturous choice. Reveal the true extent of Lani’s betrayal by someone close and risk life-long rejection, or accept the match and see her lose everything she holds dear.
Captive Heart is the eighth book in the Of Gold & Blood mystery series. Join the growing number of readers who are loving this family saga!