Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Lace Maker - Laura Frantz

Synopsis: Set in pre-revolutionary America, Elizabeth is betrothed to a wealthy gentleman. When the Patriots run her father out of Williamsburg, she finds herself alone and penniless. Noble is a Patriot and wary of his cousin's intended with her English leaning ties. When he learns she's been abandoned and left to fen for herself, he takes Elizabeth in. But, when she decides to leave his protection to support herself with her lacemaking, he soon finds that he's not at all ready to see her go.

Review: A truly beautiful story. Frantz tells an exciting, powerful tale of deception, courage, selflessness, and so much more. Noble is a fabulous Hero. He does everything right! Elizabeth is a daring, strong heroine who gives him a run for his money! Together they overcome terrific challenges and you're ever so glad to be along for their adventure. 

I'm not particularly familiar with this era of American history so I'm not sure how accurate all of the details are. But, I was incredibly mesmerized by it. I was intrigued by this build up to the war and the events that lead up to it. Frantz does a beautiful job of re-creating that snapshot in history.

My only wish is that some of the scenes played out just a little longer and in a little more detail. This is rare for me. Often I'm complaining about how authors should have cut a scene and the meticulous detail by half. But, this was such a wonderful story I just wanted more of it! Truly a book not to be missed.



Amazon $15.99

I was given an ARC to review

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