Monday, September 15, 2014

# book review # fiction

Book Review: Love's Fortune

Sheltered since birth at her Kentucky home, Rowena 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, Rowena makes the journey with him and quickly finds herself in a whole new world--filled with 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, Rowena feels she may never be comfortable in high society. Will she go her own way . . . to her peril?

With her signature attention to historical detail, Laura Frantz brings 1850s Pennsylvania alive with a tender story of loss, love, and loyalty. Fans will cheer for this final installment of the Ballatyne saga.

Another end to another series. Sadly, I didn't have the opportunity to review the first two books, but let me tell you, if they're anything like this gem, I wouldn't hesitate to go out and find them. Wren's story touched my heart. I cannot imagine leaving behind everything that you know to be thrust into a world that is completely foreign. Like any good story, there will be those who welcome her and those who ...well let's just say that they're not as welcoming.  Actually, forget about stories..just like life, there are always both kinds of people and it's how we handle them that tells our true character. Rowena (aka Wren) and her story kept me up reading far past my bedtime and I don't have a single regret. It was well worth a sleepy morning..and maybe a nap. ;)


I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review.. All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.
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1 comment:

Laura Frantz said...

Katie, I'm really touched by your beautiful review! I'll remember your gracious words and the insights you've brought out. Thanks so much for taking time for Wren. You're a gem of a reading friend!

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