I’ve seen this book everywhere, and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. And you know when you really get hyped up about a book, you’re almost nervous about reading it? Maybe you won’t like it and people will think you’re weird. Or maybe it’s just not what you are in the mood for. OR maybe you’ll love it like everyone else did (ha!). Yep, it’s the latter. I loved it! If you haven’t read The Lacemaker yet, I encourage you the check it out 🙂
About the Book
When colonial Williamsburg explodes like a powder keg on the eve of the American Revolution, Lady Elisabeth “Liberty” Lawson is abandoned by her fiancé and suspected of being a spy for the hated British. No one comes to her aid save the Patriot Noble Rynallt, a man with formidable enemies of his own. Liberty is left with a terrible choice. Will the Virginia belle turned lacemaker side with the radical revolutionaries, or stay true to her English roots? And at what cost?
Historical romance favorite Laura Frantz is back with a suspenseful story of love, betrayal, and new beginnings. With her meticulous eye for detail and her knack for creating living, breathing characters, Frantz continues to enchant historical fiction readers who long to feel they are a part of the story.
Transport yourself back to colonial times in this exquisitely written novel. Ms. Frantz had me from the start to the very end. Her descriptions, dialogue, and charming characters (well and some not so charming) easily bring me back in time and allow me to escape the pressures of today and instead immerse myself in the problems that Liberty went through. Family troubles, political troubles, and even man troubles!
At first you think the story is going to be about Liberty and her tragically arranged marriage. You see a lot of that in historical novels, because after all it did happen in high society. But then the plot takes a fun twist, and you are soon to dive into one of the best romances ever. Noble. I mean doesn’t the name say it all? Let’s just say that Ms. Frantz has a way of naming her heroes! Noble he is and so much more. I’m sure he’ll be talked about for a long time coming by book reviewers everywhere.
Historic readers are sure to fall in love with this book instantly, and will find themselves flying through the book to get to the ending they’ve been hoping for! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Award-winning, bestselling author Laura Frantz is passionate about all things historical, particularly the 18th-century, and writes her manuscripts in longhand first. Her stories often incorporate Scottish themes that reflect her family heritage. She is a direct descendant of George Hume, Wedderburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland, who was exiled to the American colonies for his role in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, settled in Virginia, and is credited with teaching George Washington surveying in the years 1748-1750. Frantz lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.
According to Publishers Weekly, “Frantz has done her historical homework.” With her signature attention to historical detail and emotional depth, she is represented by Janet Kobobel Grant, Literary Agent & Founder, Books & Such Literary Agency of Santa Rosa, California.
Readers can find Laura Frantz at www.laurafrantz.net