Two beautiful but completely different sisters with a tyrant father, one handsome Scottish apprentice. Love’s Reckoning by Laura Frantz is set in the late 1700s Kentucky and is what I would call a Christian Historical. It’s an emotional read that really grips you from the first chapter. And trust me, it really keeps you hanging on until the last word.
Lovely Eden is quiet and hardworking while her sister, Elspeth is gorgeous and spoiled. Their father is a blacksmith who hires a young Scot, hoping to trap him in the old tradition of apprentices marrying the bosses daughter. Silas is a Christian and Eden wants nothing more than to be a Christian – but her father opposes that, being a Quaker outcast. The mother is long-suffering but has a few secrets of her own which really add to the story.
While the plot might seem familiar, the numerous twists and turns the book takes are really marvelous. Just when you think you know what’s going to happen, Laura Frantz takes you in another direction and has you questioning everything! There is a strong Christian element to the story. Even if that’s not your thing, I’d still urge you to give the book a chance. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait until the next book in the series.
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