Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Review: The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz

About the book:
It is the eve of a new age of freedom in the colonies.
But can a proper English lady dare hope for her own independence?

Lady Elisabeth "Liberty" Lawson has nearly everything a lady of her position could want. Daughter of the British lieutenant governor of the Virginia Colony and a darling of fine society in a rugged land, she is anticipating an advantageous marriage. That her betrothed is a rake and love is lacking is of little consequence--or so she tells herself.

Though her own life seems in order, colonial Williamsburg is a powder keg on the verge of exploding, and her fiancé's cousin Noble Rynallt carries the flame of revolution in his heart. Those with connections to the British nobility are suspected as spies, and Liberty soon finds herself left with a terrible choice. Will she stay true to her English roots? Or side with Noble and the radical revolutionaries?
Print Length: 418 pages
ISBN: 978-0800726638
Publisher: Revell (January 2, 2018)
My rating:
4 stars
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My thoughts:

The Lacemaker was a satisfying historical read. The characters were interesting and I enjoyed the romance greatly.

The beginning of the book was a little tough for me. I'm not sure if it was some of the language that took some getting used to or just that I had to get familiar with the setting/characters. Regardless, I felt that the story continued to get better and better as it progressed...and when I got deep into the story, I enjoyed it immensely.

There were many little things that I liked about The Lacemaker (the lacemaking, how the romance progressed, the setting, the espionage), but I feel it would be too much to list everything. Suffice it to say, The Lacemaker was an enjoyable read. I liked the beginning, but loved the ending. :)

I recommend The Lacemaker if you enjoy historical romance.

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