Friday, September 7, 2012

Love's Reckoning

A few months ago several of my writer friends mentioned that Laura Frantz writes great historical fiction. So when the fine folks at Revell gave me the opportunity to review her latest, Love’s Reckoning, I decided to see for myself.

Oh. My. Goodness.

Love’s Reckoning drew me in, transported me to post-Revolutionary Pennsylvania and reminded me of how much I love U.S. History.

I was thoroughly impressed with the little details…the choice of words, the customs of the day, the traditions and challenges of life in the late 1700s…all combined to paint the backdrop for the rich and detailed story that unfolds.

I used to read a lot of historical fiction, but in the past few years, I’ve shifted to reading more contemporary suspense and political thrillers. So I wasn’t sure what to expect from the plot.

It was far more detailed, twisty, and in some cases, shocking, than I was prepared for—and I loved it!

Eden and Elspeth Lee are as different as two sisters can be. When Silas Ballantyne signs on as an apprentice to their father, he steps into a home where nothing is as it appears, where secrets are kept, and where the truth just might ruin them all.

I stayed up past midnight to finish Love’s Reckoning. And when I closed the book, I experienced that magical moment—the one where you are deliciously satisfied with the ending but are left yearning to stay in the story world just a little bit longer.

Available September 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

The super fine print: I received a copy from Revell in exchange for my honest review. I was not obligated to provide a positive review. All opinions are my own.


Sandra said...

I want...

Laura Frantz said...

Lynn, Bless you for your beautiful review! I found it belatedly on Pinterest:) And I can't thank you enough. Bless you for taking time for Silas and Eden's story and being so gracious. I'll remember you.