THE LACEMAKER By LAURA FRANTZ, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney
"Therefore my harp is turned to mourning and my flute to the sound of those who weep."
Daughter of the wealthy British lieutenant governor of Virginia, Lady Elisabeth Lawson has never truly known the meaning of the name her mother once loving bestowed upon her; "Liberty". Impending nuptials manage to consume nearly all of her attention, even though her groom has been noticeably absent; humiliating both of them by sending his cousin, Noble Rynallt, to escort Elisabeth to a lavish betrothal celebration.
When on the eve of her wedding, Lady Elisabeth's father flees his luxurious town home, leaving his daughter to experience the unbridled havoc of a patriot celebration in the streets of Williamsburg, she witnesses the ransack of her only home, shattering all hopes of a pleasant future. Once again it is the enigmatic Noble Rynallt, a well known Patriot leader, who demonstrates his honor and courage by offering the lady refuge. Trumped by Elisabeth's stubborn determination to support herself as a simple tradeswoman, a lace maker, Noble is forced to let her go.
"I want to protect you, but I do not know how. . . . . . I am not your husband nor your suitor, simply a concerned friend. . . . . . For all she knew he was her one true friend in all of Williamsburg."
It is impossible to ignore the author's lovely lilting way with words, or the courage ingrained deep within each of her characters, or the inspiring history saturating each chapter, for "The Lacemaker" is truly an exquisite display of talent.
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions stated are entirely my own.
SO FAIR A LADY by AMBER LYNN PERRY, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise.
Against a rich historical backdrop of Boston in 1773, Amber Lynn Perry spins a tale of secrets and patriotism. This is the first book in the Daughters of the Kingdom series.
Eliza and Kitty’s father has died and unbeknownst to them he was a Patriot, not a Tory, as supposed. Eliza is almost betrothed to Samuel, a Redcoat. But is Samuel loyal to the king or just obsessed with Eliza? Thomas, a student of Eliza’s father, sets out to warn the girls about imminent danger and leads them to supposed safety.
Travel back to the founding of our country and see what a masterful tale Ms. Perry conceives. Lush with descriptions of old Boston and an exciting, dangerous tale of conflicting loyalties. The characters truly search for what God wants for a budding Nation.
*I purchased this ebook from Amazon. I was not required to give a review. All opinions are my own. *
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