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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Love's Awakening by Laura Frantz

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're
eagerly anticipating.

 This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Love's Awakening
by Laura Frantz
The Ballantyne Legacy: Book Two
Publication Date: September 15, 2013
Find on: AmazonGoodreads

About the book:

Ellie Ballantyne, youngest child of Silas and Eden, has left finishing school. But back at her family home in Pittsburgh, Ellie finds that her parents are away on a long trip and her siblings don't seem to want her to stay. When she opens a day school for young ladies, she begins tutoring the incorrigible daughter of the enemy Turlock clan. The Turlocks are slaveholders and whiskey magnates, envious of the powerful Ballantynes and suspicious of their abolitionist leanings. As Ellie becomes increasingly tangled with the Turlocks, she finds herself falling in love with an impossible future--and Jack Turlock, a young man striving to free himself from his family's violent legacy. How can she betray her family and side with the enemy? And will Jack ever allow her into his world?

Masterful storyteller Laura Frantz continues to unfold the stirring saga of the Ballantyne family in this majestic tale of love, loyalty, and the makings of a legacy. With rich descriptions of the people who settled and civilized a wild landscape, Frantz weaves a tapestry of characters and places that stick with the reader long after they turn the last page.

Why I want to read this book:

I absolutely loved book one in the Ballantyne Legacy series, Love's Reckoning, and can hardly wait to read the next book in this saga. :)


  1. Melanie, You've made my day! So good to see Ellie here with you:) As always, I find your sight beautiful and inspiring. Thanks so much!

  2. I anticipate very few books this far in advance, but Laura Frantz's books are definately on that short list. Her historical fiction transports me to another time and place so vividly and joyfully draws me in to the story line. My personal yardstick for excellent Christian fiction is not only a great story to entertain me, but to ask the question, if some one who knew nothing of the Bible were reading this book would the story content point them to Jesus and cause them to want to learn more about Him? Laura's books unqualifyingly meet that criteria. Thank you for featuring "Love's Awakening" here. I can't wait!

  3. I too am very anxious to read Laura Frantz's new book! I have become obsessed with Christian Historical Fiction. But that is a good thing, right?

  4. Oooh! Love the cover. I haven't read the first one yet, but I'm looking forward to reading both of them. Here's my WOW. It's YA, but should be a good one.


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