A Moonbow Night

Frantz, Laura. A Moonbow Night. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2017.

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SUMMARY:
In 1777, Sion Morgan is leading his group through the wilderness into what will become Kentucky when he realizes he may need a guide to get his group there safely. Stopping at Moonbow Inn along the Shawnee River, Sion meets Temperance (Tempe) Tucker, a guide known for her survival skills. As Sion and Tempe push through the wilderness, a friendship develops though Tempe is quick to guard her heart against more. With danger, mystery, romance, faith and lots of history, A Moonbow Night tackles more than the wilderness of the land.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
As one of my favorite authors, Laura Frantz knows how to write. Though perhaps a bit of a different genre than her previous novels, I still enjoyed it but not quite as much (due to a personal preference). Beautiful and full descriptions of the land, characters, and struggles lend themselves to a heart-tugging story which revolves around strong characters laced with emotions. Slow to set the stage yet complete once done, A Moonbow Night was definitely worth the wait and the read.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of A Moonbow Night from Revell Publishing for my honest review*

The Mistress of Tall Acre

Frantz, Laura. The Mistress of Tall Acre. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2015.

SUMMARY:
themistressoftallacreDaughter of a mid-wife, Sophie Menzies is no stranger to Tall Acre. Now years later and in fear of losing her own home, Sophie agrees to marry General Seamus Ogilvy and become mother to his young daughter and mistress of Tall Acre. Loyalty, heartbreak, adversity, romance, uncertainty and confidence all combine with a few surprises and revelations for a story set during the American Revolution…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Drawn to the cover, title, description and author, The Mistress of Tall Acre was everything I knew it would be. I so enjoyed the story-line mingled with the characters, intensity, time-frame, romance and writing, even more than I anticipated. Earning a place on my top-shelf of excellent books, Laura Frantz has written yet another fantastic novel. Not ready for the book to end, I was so disappointed when it did. Living and writing in a log cabin in Kentucky, I can only hope Laura Frantz is busy on her next novel.

RATING:
5+ (out of 5 pennies)

*I received a complimentary copy of The Mistress of Tall Acre from Revell Publishing for my honest review*

Love’s Fortune

Frantz, Laura. Love’s Fortune: The Ballantyne Legacy. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2014.

SUMMARY:
fortuneBeing just a mismatched, unadorned, simple girl on the outside yet shy and heart-filled on the inside, Rowena (Wren) lives in the gentle hills of Kentucky; however, she soon finds herself aboard a ship heading for Pennsylvania. Under the direct eye of her Aunt, Wren attempts to fit into the high-society but is it truly possible? Choices, secrets and decisions may all decide…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Hard to believe but I have never read a book by Laura Frantz (even though the first two books in this series sit on my bookshelf)! How did I not? Love’s Fortune was wonderful as a stand-alone story; however, I assume it would have an even greater impact if I had read the previous novels in the Ballantyne Legacy. Full of descriptions, romance, surprises, family secrets and of course consequences for choices made, Love’s Fortune delivered. Well written enough to keep the pages turning quickly, I am only glad this is not the end of the series for me as I plan to return soon for the previous books.

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Love’s Fortune from Revell Publishing for my honest review*