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Sheltered since birth at her Kentucky home, Rowena Ballantyne has heard only whispered rumors of her grandfather Silas's vast fortune and grand manor in Pennsylvania. When her father receives a rare letter summoning him to New Hope, Rowena makes the journey with him and quickly finds herself in a whole new world – filled with family members she's never met, dances she's never learned, and a new side to the father she thought she knew. As she struggles to fit in during their extended stay, she finds a friend in James Sackett, the most valued steamship pilot of the Ballantynes' shipping line. Even with his help, Rowena feels she may never be comfortable in high society. Will she go her own way… to her peril?
With her signature attention to historical detail, Laura Frantz brings 1850s Pennsylvania alive with a tender story of loss, love, and loyalty. Fans will cheer for this final installment of the Ballatyne saga.
I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to pick up one of Laura Frantz’s Ballantyne Legacy novels, since these novels have been sitting on my TBR list for a while now (and with such beautiful, eye-catching covers, too). But I’m definitely glad I finally had time for Love’s Fortune. Admittedly, as the third and concluding novel for the series, it may not have been the best choice for me to read first, but as I read, I didn’t feel like anything went entirely over my head. So, it is possible to read on its own – though now I am eager to read more of the Ballantyne family history in Love’s Reckoning and Love’s Awakening.
Love’s Fortune delivers a grand tale of both a family and a romance against a vivid and articulate backdrop of 1850s Pennsylvania. Rowena “Wren” Ballantyne quickly finds her simple life turned upside down and thrown completely into the high Ballantyne lifestyle. The journey into society for this admirable social misfit is not an easy one, as she must come to grips with her desire for home and the bombardment of new family obligations. But in navigating the prim and proper society of Pittsburgh, Wren begins to find a bit of solace and reassurance with James Sackett, a man deeply respectful and loyal to the Ballantyne family. Their developing relationship is slowly building and oh-so-complicated, fraught with assumptions and misunderstandings, and naturally, I couldn’t help but continually hope for and root for them to finally find a happily-ever-after romance. From beginning to end, I loved every bit of their captivating and enticing story, and I believe fans of the series will love it, too. Definitely pick up Laura Frantz’s Love’s Fortune.
Thanks to Revell Reads, I received a copy of Love’s Fortune and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.
About the Author
Laura Frantz is a lover of history, is the author of The Frontiersman's Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, and The Colonel's Lady, and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington with her husband and two sons.