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Selah Hopewell seems to be the only woman in the Virginia colony who has no wish to wed. True, there are too many men and far too few women in James Towne. But Selah already has her hands full assisting her father in the family's shop. And now she is in charge of an incoming ship of tobacco brides who must be looked after as they sort through their many suitors. 

Xander Renick is perhaps the most eligible tobacco lord in the settlement. His lands are vast, his crops are prized, and his position as a mediator between the colonists and the powerful Powhatan nation surrounding them makes him indispensable. But Xander is already wedded to his business and still grieves the loss of his wife, daughter of the Powhatan chief. 

Can two fiercely independent people find happiness and fulfillment on their own? Or will they discover that what they've been missing in life has been right in front of them all along? 

Best-selling and award-winning author Laura Frantz takes you to the salty shores of 17th-century Virginia in this exploration of pride, honor, and the restorative power of true love.

©2021 Laura Frantz (P)2021 Recorded Books

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  • Lisa A. Scruggs
  • 26-01-2021

Sad and disappointed

I usually like Frantz’s books, light hearted and clean but this one was disappointing. The storyline was single dimensional, the characters were shallow and overly dramatic imo. Everything was sad and foreboding. No humor, no fun, nothing good happened to the characters. I kept waiting to find depth, to see the reason the main characters were attracted each other but found no chemistry there. Sorry but I found it to be sad and it felt never ending in misery. I did not enjoy it.

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  • WeRLoved
  • 08-04-2021

Narrator detracts from a good story

Although this was a good story, the odd cadence and intonation this narrator always uses made it a bit wearisome. She does not give the very dramatic parts the intensity they deserve, and she needs a lot of work on accents. Some character's who should have had an accent didn't, and those who did sounded like someone trying to do an accent but not mastering it.

I liked the story enough to persist to the end, but oh how I wished for a better narrator!

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  • Sharon
  • 06-03-2021

One of her best

I enjoyed this book set in Jamestown during the Tobacco Brides period. Great characters and exciting plot, a lot of interesting historical details, and a sweet love story make it easy to recommend to Christian historical fiction readers. Really, all of Laura Frantz books are very good. You can’t go wrong with any of them.

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  • LaGail
  • 22-01-2021

Always a great read

I enjoyed listening to this story. Mrs. Frantz never disappoint. It was like watching a good tv show. The narrator did a good job.

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