Review: Love’s Fortune
Author: Laura Frantz
Series: The Ballantyne Legacy #3
Genre: FICT, Historical Romance
Short Book Description:
With two very different horizons stretched out before her, one young woman stands on the cusp of an unknown future.
Sheltered since birth at her Kentucky home, Rowena “Wren” 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, Wren makes the journey with him and quickly finds herself in a whole new world–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, Wren 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 and emotional depth, Laura Frantz brings 1850s Pennsylvania alive with a tender story of loss, love, and loyalty.
To tell the honest truth, I had a bit of a hard time getting into this book. I own and read the first book in the series, but do not own the second one, which was the reason for the hard time in getting into the series.
This story takes place 67 years after the ending of the first book, so you can imagine what happens during that time.
Wren, the granddaughter of Silas and Eden Ballantyne, has come to Pennsylvania for the first time after her family left when she was just a little girl. Now thrust into the social circles of the rich, she doesn’t know where she actually belongs.
I really liked Wren and have to say that she was my favorite character, with James coming in second. Almost all of the characters were likable and inspirational for me.
I can’t wait for the next book by Laura Frantz to come out as she is a wonderful author who thinks her books through and writes with a passion not found in lots books.
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