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A Bound Heart

A Bound HeartA Bound Heart by Laura Frantz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another wonderful story by Laura Frantz. This one lands the readers on Scotland’s craggy coastline and then sweeps them out to sea to find hope on distant shores. A delightful blend of cultural norms and national loyalties that clash with the harsh realities of the mid-eighteenth century. Colorful characters in a wide range of personalities pepper the story with enough emotional impact to keep the pages turning. You’ll love some, hate some, and have a hard time figuring where others fit into that spectrum. A beautiful read that releases on January 1st. What a great way to start the year and use those Christmas gift cards!

 

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Love’s Reckoning

Love's Reckoning (The Ballantyne Legacy, #1)Love’s Reckoning by Laura Frantz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was one of those moments when I smack my forehead and wonder if there are any brain cells left. I downloaded this ebook THREE YEARS AGO and never read it. Why? Because I honestly thought I had. Then flipping through the Kindle a few days ago, I took a closer look at it. Nope. Never read it. And from one of my most-favorite authors too. #feelingstupid

Laura Frantz didn’t disappoint. (She never does.) A wonderful tale set in Colonial America with believable, likable, and relatable characters. From extremely varied backgrounds – as was often the case in Colonial America – these characters survive in a world that is still developing, still evolving, still unsure and uneasy in many ways. Lots of tension, lots of secrets, and plenty of pluck to see it all through. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

 

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The Lacemaker

The LacemakerThe Lacemaker by Laura Frantz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yet another wonderful story from Laura Frantz. This one is set in Virginia at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. The heroine is a rich and pampered young woman of privilege whose family is torn apart by the coming war. The hero is all that a hero should be, handsome, gallant, and committed to his cause. Both will face changes. Both have decisions to make. But the war won’t leave them unscathed.

I especially enjoyed the hero in this story. His background is Welsh, as was a large part of my family when they immigrated here in the 1600s. I enjoyed the Welsh influence in the words, the bits of history, and even the food. All those details added depth to the overall story.

If you like historical romance with vivid and rich history woven through it, you’ll enjoy “The Lacemaker.”

 

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A Moonbow Night

A Moonbow NightA Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What can I say? Laura Frantz hits another one out of the park. Why do I love Laura’s books? Her characters are fresh, interesting, non-stereotypical, likable, and completely believable. They aren’t perfect, they aren’t two-dimensional, they are deep, rounded, and fascinating. Her settings are vivid. You journey with her characters, walking with them, seeing and touching and smelling what’s all around them. You don’t read one of Laura’s books, you experience it. I can’t quite put “A Moonbow Night” above my ultimate favorite of hers, “Courting Morrow Little.” But it’s close. Very close. Read it.

 

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