Love’s Reckoning by Laura Frantz

Love’s Reckoning  

by Laura Frantz

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (September 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800720415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800720414


About the Book

On a bitter December day in 1784, Silas Ballantyne arrives at the door of blacksmith Liege Lee in York County, Pennsylvania. Silas is determined to finish his apprenticeship quickly and move west. But because he is a fast worker and a superb craftsman, Liege endeavors to keep him in York by appealing to an old tradition: the apprentice shall marry one of his master’s beautiful daughters.

Eden is as gentle and fresh as Elspeth is high-spirited and cunning. But are they truly who they appear to be? In a house laced with secrets, each sister seeks to secure her future. Which one will claim Silas’s heart–and will he agree to Liege’s arrangement?

In this sweeping family saga, one man’s choices in love and work, in friends and enemies, set the stage for generations to come. This is the Ballantyne Legacy.


“Stunning. Heart-wrenching. Breathless. Not since Gone with the Wind have I read an epic novel that has stolen my heart, my breath, my sleep to such a jolting degree. Love’s Reckoning marks Laura Frantz not only as a shining star in Christian fiction today but as a shooting star who soars skyward to the glittering heights of Rivers and Higgs.”–Julie Lessman, award-winning author of the Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change series.




Laura Frantz has penned a masterpiece with her new book “Love’s Reckoning,” with wonderful realistic characters that grip your heart from the very beginning, and hold it as their story unfolds between the covers of this book. Oh and I love the beautiful cover too.!

Poor Silas Ballantyne didn’t know what he was getting himself into when he accepted the job as blacksmith, but he was soon to find out that his life would never be the same. Torn between two ladies, which happens to be daughters of his boss, Eden and Elspeth Lee, will Silas be able to marry the woman he really loves, or will it be the woman his boss decided for him before he ever sit foot on their property? This story has so many twists and turns it is impossible for me to tell you what its about without revealing the good stuff that you need to find out when you read the book! The only bad thing about it is having to wait for the next book in this series to hit the shelves.

I highly recommend this book and encourage you to pick up a copy of your own enjoyment!

“Available September 2012  at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

I received this book from the publisher Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55



Laura Frantz is a lover of history, is the author of The Frontiersman’s Daughter,Courting Morrow Little, and The Colonel’s Lady, and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington with her husband and two sons.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. JaniceG
    Sep 19, 2012 @ 00:17:16

    What an interesting sounding story. Your review certainly makes me want to read it. Glad I visited this evening to read about a future read.

    Blessings, Janice


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