Thursday, October 23, 2014

Love's Fortune by Laura Frantz Book Review

Review Written by Madilyn
Book Title: Love's Fortune
Author: Laura Frantz
Source/Sponsor: Revell Buzz
Genre: Christian Fiction
Number of Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0-8007-2043-8
Publisher: Revell
Year of Publication: 2014
Book Description
Sheltered since birth at her Kentucky home, Rowena 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, Rowena makes the journey with him and quickly finds herself in a whole new world--filled with 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, Rowena 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, Laura Frantz brings 1850s Pennsylvania alive with a tender story of loss, love, and loyalty. Fans will cheer for this final installment of the Ballatyne saga.
Book Review
 Rowena "Wren" Ballantyne is just a little slip of a girl that was raised in the mountains of Kentucky with a big story to tell. She comes from a wealthy and prosperous family in Pennsylvania that she doesn't even remember. She hasn't seen them since she was just a baby, and in all honesty she doesn't really want to go visit them now, but she isn't given much of a choice. When she gets to her grandfather's plantation, she is immediately stricken with culture shock. There was nothing even close to her simple back wood life here. Why, she couldn't even wear simple dresses around the grounds! She was uncomfortable, and she couldn't help but feel out of place. I don't want to share any more for fear of ruining the story for those of you who plan on reading it and just haven't gotten the chance to yet, but I will tell you that this book was just downright fabulous. It was super entertainging, has a very original plot, is quite suspenseful and is extremely well written. I have only read a few other books by this author, but so far I haven't been disappointed with any of them. "Love's Fortune" was no exception. I highly recommend this book to any one interested in historical fiction. I really, really enjoyed it and I think that anyone with a taste for good, Christian fiction will as well.
D I S C L A I M E R: I was provided with a free copy of this book by Revell Buzz in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not further compensated to review this product and all thoughts/sentiments expressed above are completely my own and unbiased.

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