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On a bitter December day in 1785, Silas Ballantyne arrives at the door of master blacksmith Liege Lee in York, Pennsylvania. Just months from becoming a master blacksmith himself, Silas is determined to finish his apprenticeship and move west. But Liege soon discovers that Silas is a prodigious worker and craftsman and endeavors to keep him in York. Silas becomes interested in both of Liege's daughters - the gentle and faith-filled Eden and the clever and high-spirited Elspeth. When he chooses one, will the other's jealousy destroy their love?

©2012 Laura Frantz (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Frantz begins her new Ballantyne Legacy series with a detailed story full of memorable characters." ( RT Book Reviews)

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  • 🌸DARA
  • 22-08-2016

Clean Romance with Substance 💓

This well written and narrated hstorical romance takes place in Pennsylvania, USA. This book has memorable characters, a touch of mystery and a story that is both heart wrenching and triumphant. It is a clean Christian read that includes true to life events, which I'm sure, some Christians may find unappealing. I applaud the author for allowing these characters to sin and not be perfect. These imperfections enhanced the believability and made for a better story. Yes, bad things happen to good people....and this book shows that although God may allow a bad situation to happen He still holds our hand and guides us through it. I will definitely be getting the next book in this series.

If you enjoy clean romances with substance.......give this one a try. 😉

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  • AudioBookChik
  • 20-08-2015

Wholesome, yet Romantic

First book I've listened to from this author and just loved it! Wholesome, yet romantic. Loved the story and characters. The narrator was great also. Can't wait to read #2 in this series.

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  • Brandy
  • 09-11-2019

Very sad story...

This was not a typical ending of a story. it was definitely very sad and at times hard to listen to. 😔😔😔

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  • Royce Van Tassell
  • 19-01-2019

Narrator sounded like a news reporter

I have enjoyed the storyline, but can’t get past the odd emphasis, strange pauses, and overwhelming inflection in the narration. I may try to read the rest of the book, but will not be finishing it on Audible.

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  • Jacquelyn Tschudy
  • 18-05-2021

excellent story

After reading this book I immediately bought it from Amazon. I have listen to it several times and am never bored. I will definitely buy the next book in this series.

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  • Create the Perfect Space
  • 20-02-2021

Adventures of the heart poignantly set in days gone by

What I personally love most in a book is for the faithfulness of God and the power of this Word to shine through without being presented in an unpalatable way. This book is all that and a full day of skiing in powdery snow... or whatever brand of adventure you love most. Laura Franz is a top notch storyteller who is poetic with her words, though they ring true as opposed to flowery. Every character comes to life and the main characters are the ultimate hero and heroine. I was truly transported as I listened. I’ve noticed that my life and others’ lives rarely run smoothly—and that is certainly the case in this story. A powerful touch of Grace is always present, which is also true of real life as a Christian. In many ways, this book is a school on how satisfying life is with God and how utterly empty it is without Him.

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  • tonia Blount
  • 10-09-2020

so-so

first of all it's called a sugar tit not a sugar treat don't try to church it up. so far it has been touching and poignant. I however have been wanting to give the evil sister the Scarlett letter. And a slap for good measure! it starts getting tedious around chapter 32. I thirty second skipped through some of it after that. the only part I was interested in hearing after that was where Elissa gets her comeuppance. I don't think I'll be listening to the other two books in the series.

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  • JLW
  • 31-08-2020

An unforgettable love story.

Laura Frantz has taken history and fiction and made a novel featuring story characters, a compelling story line and an opportunity to view life after the Revolutionary War. One of my favorite books.

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  • GHS
  • 21-04-2020

First Laura Frantz book, but not the last

Love’s Reckoning was my first foray into Laura Frantz’s books. It was tender and heartbreaking, real and alive. I found myself feeling every pang of sadness and frustration with the characters while hoping for redemption for their disappointments. The book was well written and narrated, and held my interest throughout. I look forward to acquainting myself with the rest of Ms. Frantz’s books.

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  • Lisa S
  • 22-03-2020

Great story, horrible narrator.

I almost quit listening MANY times Bc of the narration. If you can deal w that, it’s a great story.

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