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Love's Fortune

Ballantyne Legacy Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Angela Brazil
Series: Ballantyne Legacy, Book 3
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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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 that she may never be comfortable in high society. Will she go her own way...to her peril?

©2014 Laura Frantz (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Frantz does an outstanding job on the historical details." ( RT Book Reviews)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-2019

Love's Fortune

I have enjoyed this series so much that I hate to see it end. The narrator was very good too, I liked the fact that she used different voices for the characters in the book.

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  • The Voracious Reader
  • 13-11-2018

Ending Left Me with Questions

Because of threats and danger, Rowena Ballantyne’s father had moved to Cane Run, Kentucky, and she grew up there. When he decides to return to Pittsburg, Wren finds her backwoods culture not acceptable to the high society of the Ballantynes, but James Sackett ends up helping her to navigate it all. Yet, danger still persists, and relationships become confusing and complicated. Can a simple woman find the life she wants amid all the glitz, glamour, and intrigue?

I enjoyed this book, but it wasn’t as good as Love’s Awakening. The middle section of the book moved too slowly and included too much that didn't move the story forward. The ending didn't tie up all the loose ends, either. For example: What happened about the Ganare and Nightingale violins? What about Manning (who was gunning for James)? I don't think he would have been one of the henchmen caught, and the book didn’t say. Will James will stay in Scotland when the war comes, and what will Wren do? Still, it was an enjoyable novel that is still better than most. I gave it 4.5, which rounded up to a five.

It appeared to me the series was set up to continue, perhaps with Bennett in California, but this didn't happen. I did feel this one left too much hanging with the whole Ballantyne family to be the last in the series. But since no other one has come out, I wonder if Frantz didn't run out of ideas or get tired of the series herself. #Nostalgic #PreCivilWar #FamilyDrama #Perservance #HappyEnding

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-10-2018

Love the book

Awesome Written well. Love the book Great Characters. left me wanting to here more. Love the story

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-06-2018

Absolutely wonderful

A lovely end to a wonderful series. The narrator was excellent. I highly recommend the whole series and other books by this author.

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  • carey
  • 22-03-2017

Stepping into the past

Always enjoy the colorful characters and the quotes from my favorite authors like Jane Austen and Mark Twain. I loved the Rowena and James characters. I like stepping back in time with Laura Frantz's books.

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  • sbs
  • 04-03-2016

worth a listen

great narrator. personally I felt the quotes at the beginning of each chapter tedious and boring but the story was good.

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  • Gail
  • 11-02-2016

Enjoyable

This story was enjoyable with several twists and turns. The characters are well developed and the discriptions of society added interest.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-12-2015

A wonderfully touching book

Loved it, loved it, loved it! The entire series is an absolute must-read; great story, great historical detail.

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  • AudioBookChik
  • 29-08-2015

Book 3 just as good as first two

3rd book I've read in this series and liked it just as much as books #1 & #2. Great characters & story. Clean, yet romantic. Would read more from this author.