Sunday, September 2, 2012

Love's Reckoning

Author: Laura Frantz
Publisher: Revell
September 2012
ISBN: 978-0-8007-2041-4
Genre: Inspirational/historical romance

Eden Lee is tired of her family’s lies. Her older sister is a tramp, having gotten pregnant outside of marriage to someone—no one knows who the father is. Her parents are claiming Elspeth’s baby as theirs, and plan to marry Elspeth off to the unsuspecting apprentice coming to work with Liege in his blacksmith shop.

Silas Ballantyne arrives in a snowstorm. He wants to move further west after finishing his apprenticeship. Marriage is not in his plans, not even to one of Liege’s beautiful daughters.

Eden is gentle and fresh. Elspeth is high-spirited and cunning. Each sister wants to secure her future. But which one will claim Silas’ heart? And will he adhere to his plans to move west? Or will he stay in Pennsylvania, working with Liege in his shop?

LOVE’S RECKONING is the first book in Ms. Frantz’s The Ballantyne Legacy series, which will be a sweeping family legacy. Fans of Ms. Frantz’s earlier historical romances won’t be disappointed by this newest title.

Eden is a sweet and loveable character. I wasn’t so impressed with Elspeth, she is unkind and bossy. I fell in love with Silas, he is a true hero, kind and gentle. If you are looking for a historical romance, don’t miss LOVE’S RECKONING. A prequel of the second book in the series, coming in 2013. 4 stars. $14.99. 407 pages.