07 January 2019

A Bound Heart | Book Review


Though Magnus MacLeish and Lark MacDougall grew up on the same castle grounds, Magnus is now laird of the great house and the Isle of Kerrera. Lark is but the keeper of his bees and the woman he is hoping will provide a tincture that might help his ailing wife conceive and bear him an heir. But when his wife dies suddenly, Magnus and Lark find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of accusations, expelled from their beloved island, and sold as indentured servants across the Atlantic. Yet even when all hope seems dashed against the rocky coastline of the Virginia colony, it may be that in this New World the two of them could make a new beginning--together.

Laura Frantz's prose sparkles with authenticity and deep feeling as she digs into her own family history to share this breathless tale of love, exile, and courage in Colonial America.

Publisher: Revell
Release Date: January 1, 2019


A Bound Heart is another stunning, captivating story from Laura Frantz, and at this point, having read most of her books, I expect nothing less.

The plot centers on the friendship between Magnus MacLeish and Lark MacDougall. Though they have been friends since childhood, Scottish societal expectations limit their interactions, as well as the possibility of romance growing between them. Tragedy strikes, and scandal soon follows to disrupt life as they know it, sending them to begin again in the New World.

A Bound Heart is a sweeping tale with lush historical descriptions, strong characterizations, and faith and danger aplenty. There is a lot to keep Magnus and Lark apart, and while reading, I turned pages anxious for reunion and hope, yet never sure what would happen next. Their story kept me completely engaged, and I loved it. Highly, highly recommend. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book 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.

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