Monday, September 22, 2014

Love's Fortune (EBook)

Love's Fortune (SEPT 15th - 22nd)

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.


 My Impressions

This book grab ahold of me and would not let go until the end. I am a sucker for a great romantic love story and Laura delivered. Romance, politics, corruption, love, family obligations, social status, and intrigue all wrapped up in one beautiful plot; what's not to love.

Reading about the Ballantyne Legacy was fascinating. Having three generations mixed up made for humor, heart break and excitement. I adored the story and the character development of several individuals, but the most remarkable were Rowena "Wren" Ballantyne and James Sackett. James who is strong, devoted, hard working, loyal and full of life and love. It was a pleasure to watch James grow in character, while still holding onto his  moral, political and ethical obligations, despite how is heart longed for Rowena. Rowena who is full of compassion, intrigue, simplicity and love. These two made for a beautiful story.

~ My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ~

*I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

The Author

 Laura Frantz is a lover of history, is the author of The Frontiersman's Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, and The Colonel's Lady, and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington with her husband and two sons.

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