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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway - Love's Reckoning: Book One of The Ballantyne Legacy by Laura Frantz

Today, I'm pleased to be participating in a book blog tour and presenting a review of "Love's Reckoning," the first book of Laura Frantz' new series, "The Ballantyne Legacy."

And in conjunction with the blog tour and my 4th Blog Anniversary, I'm offering a copy of "Love's Reckoning" as a giveaway. See details below!

About The Book:

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.

Laura Frantz takes her readers on a breathless whirlwind journey into the past with "Love's Reckoning."  I was fascinated with the details that Frantz included in this incredible story of love, faith, and consequences, set in the historical time period following the Revolutionary War. 

Frantz's characters are personable and so real-to-life that at time I found myself absolutely loathing Eden's wicked sister Elspeth (even the name is wicked sounding) and her tyrant father. I was also cheering on Eden and Silas as they fought so valiantly for their love, overcoming incredible odds and obstacles.

"Love's Reckoning" offers romance, mystery, suspense, intrigue and a generous dose of faith - a wonderful combination that results in a terrific read.

I'm thrilled to be in on the beginning of this series - Frantz sets the stage for what promises to be an entralling set of tales that I'm eagerly looking forward to.

I highly recommend "Love's Reckoning" for fans of historical fiction, and inspirational fiction.

About The Author:

Laura Frantz is the author of The Frontiersman's Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, and The Colonel's Lady. A two-time Carol Award finalist, she is a Kentuckian living in the misty woods of Washington with her husband and two sons.

She enjoys connecting with readers at www.LauraFrantz.net.

I am giving away one copy of "Love's Reckoning: Book One of the Ballantyne Legacy Series."

To Enter, please leave a comment and your email address on this post.  

I will draw the winner's name on September 12th!

Good Luck!

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

My thanks to Baker Publishing for including me on this blog tour and for providing the review copy.  I was not compensated for my opinion.


Diane D - Florida said...

I enjoyed the excerpt and found it very intriguing.

Thank you for this opportunity. I always like finding new Authors.

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Liene said...

Please count me in! Thanks, Liene @ LLucane at yahoo dot com.

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