Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Book Review: The Lacemaker

From The Back:

It is the eve of a new age of freedom in the colonies. 

But can a proper English lady dare hope for her own independence?
Lady Elisabeth "Liberty" Lawson has nearly everything a lady of her position could want. Daughter of the British lieutenant governor of the Virginia Colony and a darling of fine society in a rugged land, she is anticipating an advantageous marriage. That her betrothed is a rake and love is lacking is of little consequence--or so she tells herself.

Though her own life seems in order, colonial Williamsburg is a powder keg on the verge of exploding, and her fiancé's cousin Noble Rynallt carries the flame of revolution in his heart. Those with connections to the British nobility are suspected as spies, and Liberty soon finds herself left with a terrible choice. Will she stay true to her English roots? Or side with Noble and the radical revolutionaries?

My Reflections:

Was this novel really a little over 400 pages, really? 
Time stood still as I devoured this classic Frantz novel! Such a funny phenomenon because when I started the novel I felt a little detached from the main character Lady Elizabeth, who evolved into "Liberty." I think the fact that in the beginning of the story, poor subdued and controlled Elizabeth was a pawn in society, something I just can't stomach. 
As her ordinary and orchestrated life crumbles, I find I like this character more and more, no I love this firey and coming into herself woman! Go, Lady Elizabeth, yes you can make decisions, it's right there for you! God gave you a brain use it wisely, oh right he also gave you a heart so love fully, not out of obligation! I digress...ops!

Nobel Rynnalt takes after his name, he is noble, kind and so dashingly sweet! I was oh so glad to see the end of The scoundrel, Miles Roth. Good riddance to his wandering eyes and stiff posturing. 
This sweet story is really about becoming the courageous person God intended and living out your life in HIS glory. 

Will Lady Elizabeth follow her dreams, or will she follow her overbearing father? Can Nobel walk through the fire and be strengthened or will he sway and follow protocol? 

Ready to be pulled into a different era, loose time without realizing it, well here you go friends. This book has the literary elements that will keep you reading, beautiful setting, plot, characterization, conflict, history, romance and coming of age drama.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc
Laura Frantz
Laura Frantz is a Christy Award finalist and the ECPA bestselling author of several books, including The Frontiersman's DaughterCourting Morrow LittleThe Colonel's LadyThe Mistress of Tall AcreA Moonbow Night,...
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