About the Book:
When colonial Williamsburg explodes like a powder keg on the eve of the American Revolution, Lady Elisabeth "Liberty" Lawson is abandoned by her fiancé 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?
First, I want to comment on this novel's gorgeous cover design! The delicate blue gown and beautiful lace swept my imagination to ballrooms and tea parlors and was, in fact, one of the things that drew me to this book. Set in colonial times, the plot centers on the rising tensions of the colonial patriots wanting to tear away from the king of England establishing a new system of government and the loyalists vowing to keep the status quo in tact. While I understand the need to secure in the reader's mind the setting of this volatile period in history, I felt in this instance Frantz's keen attention to detail bogged down the plot through a significant portion of the first part of the book. The pace of action in the story was slow. Likewise, Elisabeth and Noble's relationship seemed to stall at friendship with very little outward displays of affection or even inner musings of their feelings. Just as I wondered if the story would continue at a snail's pace, the plot picked up speed almost too quickly and the novel ended. Although I felt this left the plot a little imbalanced, the tail end of the story- action, tension, and romance- led to a satisfactory conclusion.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. A review was not required but was voluntary and contains my own thoughts and opinions regarding this literary work.
Laura Frantz is a Christy Award finalist and the ECPA bestselling author of several books, including The Frontiersman's Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, The Colonel's Lady, The Mistress of Tall Acre, A Moonbow Night, and the Ballantyne Legacy series. She lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky. Learn more at www.laurafrantz.net.
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