I love a good historical Christian fiction book. My most recent read, Love’s Reckoning, left me unsettled a few times. I can usually guess what’s going to happen next in a book. With this book, the unexpected took place instead and more than once.
Filled with a mixture of love, tragedy, fear, pure evil and reality, the characters kept me following their story. My heart broke for a few of the characters, whose lives seemed full of unhappiness. Seeing one of the characters find and know God’s love was refreshing. I found myself wanting the character who seemed to be full of hatred and jealousy to discover that same love for herself.
Sadly, there wasn’t a happy ending for everyone in the book.
About the Book
In this sweeping family saga set in western Pennsylvania, one man’s choices in love and work, in friends and enemies, set the stage for generations to come. Love’s Reckoning is the first entry in The Ballantyne Legacy, a rich, multi-layered historical quartet from talented writer Laura Frantz, beginning in the late 1700s and following the Ballantyne family through the end of the Civil War.
On a bitter December day in 1785, Silas Ballantyne arrives at the door of master blacksmith Liege Lee in York, Pennsylvania. Just months from becoming a master blacksmith himself, Silas is determined to finish his apprenticeship and move west. But Liege soon discovers that Silas is a prodigious worker and craftsman and endeavors to keep him in Lancaster. Silas becomes interested in both of Liege’s daughters, the gentle and faith-filled Eden and the clever and high-spirited Elspeth. When he chooses one, will the other’s jealousy destroy their love?
About the Author
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.
This is my time to read a book by Laura Frantz.
“Available September 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.” Thanks to Revell for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.