Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Lacemaker

The Lacemaker
Laura Frantz
ISBN: 978-0800726638
January 2018/416 pages/$15.99

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?

Read an excerpt.


Laura Frantz is a Christy Award finalist and the ECPA bestselling author of several books, including The Frontiersman's Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, The Colonel's Lady, The Mistress of Tall Acre, A Moonbow Night, and The Ballantyne Legacy series. She lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky. Learn more at


I enjoyed this novel set on the cusp of the birth of the United States and its freedom from England. Laura Frantz brings 1775 Williamsburg to life in this captivating story. Although it's been thirty years since I've visited Colonial Williamsburg, it was fun remembering that visit as I vicariously traveled to the Governor's Palace, Bruton Parish, the Raleigh Tavern, and other sites. Rich historial detail provides an authentic setting while an engaging romance captivated my imagination. The tensions between neighbors and even family members over the fledgling nation's future add drama and enhanced my appreciation for the many sacrifices made for our freedoms. The lacemaking facet contributes a unique angle and additional depth. Don't miss this gripping novel.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Revell for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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