Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Love's Fortune - Laura Frantz
Love's Fortune is the third book in The Ballantyne Legacy series by Laura Frantz. I read the first two books soon after they were released and loved both of them, so I was already sure I would love this one. I was correct! It took a little to remember names and relationships, but I caught soon caught on. Each book follows a generation in the Ballantyne family.
Laura Frantz's books all appeal to me because she has a way of writing which is very descriptive without being TOO much!
Rowena, otherwise known as Wren, has left her Kentucky home and all the comforts of it to step into the stiff society of Pittsburgh. She has a hard time complying with what some in her family expect, however, others love her because she is herself. James is a beloved "member" of their family and business world. This story is pre-civil war when slaves are being hidden to help them get to freedom.
Most of the Ballantynes have deep convictions, honorable values, and a strict moral code. MOST. This is a wonderful book. I would suggest you read the books in order -- a rule of mine -- that I ALWAYS regret breaking!
I didn't receive this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion. My opinion is honest nonetheless!