Monday, September 22, 2014
Love's Fortune - The Ballantyne Legacy 3 - by Laura Frantz
About the book:
With two very different horizons stretched out before her, one young woman stands on the cusp of an unknown future.
Sheltered since birth at her Kentucky home, Rowena "Wren" Ballantyne has heard only whispered rumors of her grandfather Silas's vast fortune and grand manor in Pennsylvania. When her father receives a rare letter summoning him to New Hope, Wren makes the journey with him and quickly finds herself in a whole new world--family members she's never met, dances she's never learned, and a new side to the father she thought she knew.
As she struggles to fit in during their extended stay, she finds a friend in James Sackett, the most valued steamship pilot of the Ballantynes' shipping line. Even with his help, Wren feels she may never be comfortable in high society. Will she go her own way . . . to her peril?
With her signature attention to historical detail and emotional depth, Laura Frantz brings 1850s Pennsylvania alive with a tender story of loss, love, and loyalty.
This was another amazing story from Laura Frantz! Beautifully written, with characters that leapt off the page, I couldn't put it down. I loved the plot and the beautiful descriptions just made the story come to life. There was plenty of excitement and intrigue as you wondered who she could trust and James finds his life in danger. I figured that she would end up with the man she did, but there was another man she got distracted by and I really wished to know what he was thinking. The romance builds slowly and I wanted to see a bit more interaction between them. I liked the sub-plot about Izannah, her cousin and daughter to the couple from the previous book. I really wanted to see more to her story and romance. I loved catching up with Ellie and Jack from book two, now a few decades later, seeing how their lives progressed and the happiness they have. Faith is more of a background in this book and I would have liked to see it discussed a bit more for the couples when considering a match. This could be read as a stand-alone, but I highly recommend reading the first two. They are not to be missed! I'm really hoping the series continues. I highly recommend this book if you like historical romance!
I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.
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