Sunday, September 21, 2014

Love's Fortune

The video link for Love’s Fortune by Laura Frantz -  Behind the Cover, is

Author: Laura Frantz
Publisher: Revell
September 2014
ISBN: 978-0800720438
Genre: Historical

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?

LOVE’S FORTUNE is the third book in The Ballantyne Legacy. Readers will want to read Love’s Reckoning and Love’s Awakening first as this series really doesn’t stand alone.  I enjoyed Ms. Frantz’s stand-alone historical books very well, but this series fell short for me. The language, while it might be true to the times, was very stilted and the story was slow. I also didn’t connect to the characters as well as I would’ve liked.

However, fans of Ms. Frantz or of historical fiction set in large cities with the rich and affluent might enjoy LOVE’S FORTUNE. I did enjoy some of the quotes at the beginnings of the chapters, and I felt for Wren as she is sent off on an adventure without being told anything about why or what for. The captain of the ship—an employee of the family—knew more of her family business than she did.

If you like historical romances or Ms. Frantz’s prior books, don’t miss LOVE’S FORTUNE. $9.99 Kindle. $10.84 paperback. 400 pages. 

1 comment:

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