Friday, September 7, 2012

Love's Reckoning

Love’s Reckoning is Laura Frantz’s first book in the Ballantyne Legacy Series.  Silas Ballantyne has to serve one more year as a blacksmith apprentice before he can head to the frontier.  He is sent to York County Pennsylvania to serve under Liege Lee.  Liege Lee has much more ambitious plans for Silas than just finishing out his term.  Silas is a master blacksmith and brings much needed business to the Lee home and Liege expects Silas to stay and marry one of his daughters.  The daughters are both beauties but that is where the similarities stop.  Elspeth is dangerous, alluring and cunning.  Eden is innocent, kind and wants nothing more than to know the Lord.  Nothing is what it seems in this house of secrets.  Silas is torn on what to do with his future and that of the Lee sisters.  Every decision seems to have dire consequences. 

Laura Frantz is my favorite author and I absolutely loved Courting Morrow Little and The Colonel’s Lady.  She truly is a weaver of words, an artist with the pen.  This novel was very different than her past work. Her villains in this story just make your skin crawl and the plot was very sinister and dark.  The climax in this story was so intense and haunting.  The love story is in true Frantz style and is absolutely breath taking.  This woman knows how to write romance and I really appreciate her research into the era; she makes you feel like you are stepping back into time. 
Love's Reckoning: A Novel (The Ballantyne Legacy)

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