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Love's Reckoning

Ballantyne Legacy, Book 1
Narrated by: Angela Brazil
Series: Ballantyne Legacy, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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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  • 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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  • DaLock
  • 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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  • KactusKelley
  • 23-04-2019

Enjoyable and Predictable

This book was entertaining and enjoyable yet somewhat predictable. It is very much a romance novel, and will not disapoint romance novel enthusiasts. The main female's character was confusing to me as at first she was presented as one who loved books and ideas and dreamed of a better life. However, those types of characters usually have back bone. This character did not. She did have fortitude and a strong desire to do the right thing, or at least what she thought was the right thing. The hero of the book, on the other hand, was strong and straight forward. Another character that bothered me was David. He was presented as a good person yet ...Maybe it will be explained more in the next book. The narrator's voice took some time getting used to as it was a stern, emphatic voice. It grew on me though, and I ended up thinking her voice was fitting for the story's stark setting. This book was fairly well written but nothing stood out as superb or unique. It is just a good story. Of course the ending of the book made me want to listen to the next book to find out what happens.

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  • Peggy Freeman
  • 04-02-2019

Excellent Plot and Characters

Excellent Plot and Characters, not to mention well crafted writing, Love’s Reckoning takes the Ballantine name to Pittsburgh. Salas is a great Hero, even though the narrator didn’t do him justice. Frantz creates excellent bad guys/sisters. I wish the book’s order was listed. I listened to this out of order but still thoroughly enjoyed it. The passion is heartfelt but sweet. The prayers and scripture is presented in believable ways. I love the scenes where he translates and writes scripture for her. I have to go back and read the next book. The epilogue is ok in this book. I don’t mind a hook but hate a book that ends on a cliff.