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Love’s Awakening by Laura Frantz
The Ballantyne Legacy, #2
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction – Romance
Publisher: Revell Books
The path to true love lies somewhere between two feuding families
In the spring of 1822, Ellie Ballantyne leaves finishing school and returns to the family home in Pittsburgh only to find that her parents are away on a long journey and her siblings don’t seem to want her to stay. Determined to stand her ground and find her place in the world, Ellie fills her time by opening a day school for young ladies.
But when one of her students turns out to be an incorrigible young member of the Turlock family, Ellie knows she must walk a fine line. Slaveholders and whiskey magnates, the Turlocks are envious of the powerful Ballantynes and suspicious of their abolitionist leanings. As Ellie becomes increasingly entangled with the rival clan–particularly the handsome Jack Turlock–she finds herself falling in love with an impossible future. Will she betray her family and side with the enemy?
Masterful storyteller Laura Frantz continues to unfold the stirring saga of the Ballantyne family in this majestic tale of love and loyalty. This is the Ballantyne Legacy.
Pardon my illness that has made this review a day later than I meant for it to be. But this is a fabulous book. I already know that I love Laura Frantz as an author and I know that the first book in the Ballantyne Legacy is fabulous in Love’s Reckoning. This second generation story in Love’s Awakening is another great addition to my shelf and the series. This time taking place in the US Antebellum period we have a very marriageable belle to follow along in tale as well as the local family feud bad boy. There is a whole host of other characters that matter and watching them all grow in themselves is entertaining and full of interest. In this book there is also a great deal of deal on the Underground Railroad and events that take place which brings out a pile of history.
I’m not sure if I enjoyed this more that Love’s Reckoning or the Colonel’s Lady, but I truly enjoyed the read and every turned page. Laura continues to be a favorite and I’m truly intrigued to continue the story in the third volume of The Ballantyne Legacy when it is to come.
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