If given her own choice, Rowena “Wren” Ballantyne would have stayed in Kentucky instead of journeying to her grandparent's manor, New Hope, in Pennsylvania. James Sackett, the Ballantynes' most valued steamship pilot, transports Wren to Pennsylvania and then thwarts her attempt to leave. In spite of a rocky start, Wren and James find common ground and a solid friendship as Wren navigates the changes of her life. As romance blooms, James is convinced their relationship can never be more than friendship as he's been targeted by a pro-slavery group for his abolitionist efforts. Can Wren convince James that their love is worth the danger? Will they both survive when the danger arises? Read more in Love's Fortune by Laura Frantz.
is the third and final installment of The Ballantyne Legacy series by
Laura Frantz. While Love's Awakening
(the second novel) remains my favorite of the series, I did enjoy
and I think it would be fine as a stand-alone story if you haven't
read the others. Each character was so well-developed that I liked
them all, including the less popular ones: the selfish heir, the
cranky great aunt, the wild in-law. As usual, Frantz's writing is
lovely and the story moved at a good pace. Overall, I recommend
to fans of Christian romance who are looking for an entertaining book
that has depth, but is not too heavy of a read.
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