Reading a Laura Frantz book is always an experience, one to be savored with her lyrical prose, genuine characters, and heart-journey of a story. Her latest release, A Bound Heart, is as wonderful and poetic as I expected!
About the book: Though Magnus MacLeish and Lark MacDougall grew up on the same castle grounds, Magnus is now laird of the great house and the Isle of Kerrera. Lark is but the keeper of his bees and the woman he is hoping will provide a tincture that might help his ailing wife conceive and bear him an heir. But when his wife dies suddenly, Magnus and Lark find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of accusations, expelled from their beloved island, and sold as indentured servants across the Atlantic. Yet even when all hope seems dashed against the rocky coastline of the Virginia colony, it may be that in this New World the two of them could make a new beginning—together.
My thoughts: A Bound Heart is an intricately beautiful story of strength, faith, and romance, this sweeping tale stretches from the shores of Scotland to the wild risk and unknowns of Virginia (& beyond) during the height of the tobacco trade. Through it all, Lark and Magnus become increasingly beloved characters as they endeavor cling to their faith, navigate the changing world around them, and puzzle the inexplicable tie that binds them to one another. It was a joy to read this story and feel like a firsthand witness to the quiet strength of Magnus and the intelligent fortitude of Lark, experiencing all the ups and downs of their journeys, from the amusing antics of a wee child to a seafaring voyage full of danger to the wonder of fireflies.
Oh, I so loved this story!! Wonderful review.
What a JOY you are, Trisha. Thank you so much! Your web home is so well named 🙂
Thank you, Trisha! 🙂 It is just lovely!
Courtney, You create such beautiful reviews that I had to go over and enjoy yours for The Lacemaker all over again. I can’t thank you enough for making room in your schedule and heart for ABH especially over the holidays, etc. I’m encouraged and blessed!
Dear Laura, thank you!!!!!!!! Your stories are just plain inspiring. Thank you for taking the time to drop by!
This sounds so charming, and that cover is gorgeous!
It is an epic story, Kami! I hope you take the time to check it out. 🙂 Happy weekend!
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