Monday, January 15, 2018
The Lacemaker- Laura Frantz
Description: When colonial Williamsburg explodes like a powder keg on the eve of the American Revolution, Lady Elisabeth "Liberty" Lawson is abandoned by her fiance and suspected of being a spy for the hated British. No one comes to her aid save the Patriot Noble Rynallt, a man with formidable enemies of his own. Liberty is left with a terrible choice. Will the Virginia belle turned lacemaker side with the radical revolutionaries, or stay true to her English roots? And at what cost?
Historical romance favorite Laura Frantz is back with a suspenseful story of love, betrayal, and new beginnings. With her meticulous eye for detail and her knack for creating living, breathing characters, Frantz continues to enchant historical fiction readers who long to feel they are a part of the story.
My Thoughts: This is by far my favorite of Laura's books since Courting Marrow Little, and it may even challenge that favorite of mine. The Lacemaker is full of intrigue and romance, with hardly a dull moment. I loved the setting of colonial Williamsburg, and could not have hoped for more from a Historical Romance set at the start of the Revolutionary War.
Though my research (done to confirm whether or not these characters had actually existed) revealed that Noble Rynallt and Liberty had not been real people, I honestly for much of this book thought that they must have been. While the other patriots were all people whose names I recognized from history class, I would not have thought it beyond an author to give life to a lesser known figure. Sadly, I had to seek out that information myself rather than finding it in a historical note in the back of the book, this being the only thing I had against the book.
Beyond that exceedingly irrelevant fact, I found The Lacemaker to be a fantastic novel, one that I will gladly recommend to any Historical Romance readers, as well as many who just read Historicals. And (encase my adoration had not come across in the rest of my review) I think that anyone reading this review, should read this book.
I have provided an honest review after having received a copy of this book from the publisher.