Sunday, September 28, 2014

Love's Fortune~ Laura Frantz ~ The Ballantyne Legacy

  • Series: The Ballantyne Legacy (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (September 16, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800720431
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800720438

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 Ballantyne saga.

My take on this book:
Rowena Ballantyne (Wren) is a Kentucky girl who could care less about the latest fashion, she likes the simple life, but things are about to change in a big way when she is summoned to Pennsylvania where she learns about her father's wealthy family. While in PA her aunt wants to change her into someone that she can introduce into high society, and perhaps find her a suitor. Can Wren ever fit in and does she even want to? 
Another great installment in the Ballantyne series. The author does an amazing job of pulling me in allowing me to feel as if I have actually stepped back in time. It is so easy to feel the emotions of the characters, their hopes and fears, but also their faith. I found myself on pins and needles as Wren was introduced into society. It was so easy to understand her feelings, as she was thrust into another world. A great ending to a wonderful series. Fans of inspirational historical fiction will find the entire Ballantyne series well worth reading. 
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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