Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Love's Reckoning by Laura Frantz* A Review

On a bitter December day in 1784, Silas Ballantyne arrives at the door of blacksmith Liege Lee in York County, Pennsylvania. Silas is determined to finish his apprenticeship quickly and move west. But because he is a fast worker and a superb craftsman, Liege endeavors to keep him in York by appealing to an old tradition: the apprentice shall marry one of his master's beautiful daughters.

Eden is as gentle and fresh as Elspeth is high-spirited and cunning. But are they truly who they appear to be? In a house laced with secrets, each sister seeks to secure her future. Which one will claim Silas's heart--and will he agree to Liege's arrangement?

In this sweeping family saga, one man's choices in love and work, in friends and enemies, set the stage for generations to come. This is the Ballantyne Legacy.

Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-8007-2041-4
ISBN-10: 0-8007-2041-5
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Number of pages: 432
Carton Quantity: 40
Publication Date: Sep. 2012
Formats: Paperback

Laura Frantz credits her 100-year-old grandmother as being the catalyst for her fascination with Kentucky history. Frantz's family followed Daniel Boone into Kentucky in 1792 and settled in Madison County, where her family still resides. Frantz is the author of The Frontiersman's Daughter and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington state with her husband and two sons.

  Another winner from Laura Frantz, but this one is her best yet.
I just love how Laura weaves history into her romantic novels.
I can’t wait for book 2 in the Ballantyne Legacy books.
 In Love’s Reckoning Eden is such a gentle spirit and tries to get along with everyone and does almost all of the work at her parents home. She doesn’t think she will ever get away unless she marries someone her father wants her to marry, but knows it won’t be a good match. So she schemes a different way to escape, but finds she yearns for something or someone else when the new blacksmith comes to do his apprenticeship. Another problem is her father wants Eden’s older sister to get married to the apprentice, because she is greatly in need of a husband.
 What will become of the two sisters? Will one sacrifice for the other or will neither of them find their true love? What is love going to cost the sisters, the family? Love’s Reckoning is full of history, romantic, secrets and lies. You have to read this book to sort them all out. Very, very good book and I would give it more than 5 stars if I could.
Another winning book for Laura Frantz. I highly recommend Love’s Reckoning.

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I received my free copy from Donna Hausler from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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