WIN a copy of “Love’s Reckoning” by Laura Frantz!


Want to win a copy of Laura Frantz’s newest novel “Love’s Reckoning”?  Read my blog to find out!

Buy on!

Buy on!

Usually when I give away a free copy of the book, it’s because I received the book for free, have two copies, or I have a paper copy and also a digital copy.  Sometimes my motivation for giving away a book is because I want more readers for my little blog.  Well, you can check “None of the above” with the next book I’m giving away.   Not only did I buy my own personal copy that will now sit prettily on my shelf, I also bought a copy for YOU!  I simply love this book, love everything this author writes and I want to share it with you.  Regardless of whether you win or lose, I hope you will pick up or download a copy of this fabulous book.

Laura Frantz has published three previous stand-alone novels that are all based in Kentucky (her former home-state and my current stomping ground) during the late eighteenth century.  Set during the same time in history “Love’s Reckoning” branches out and away from the others: It’s set in Pennsylvania and is Book One in the Ballantyne Legacy (meaning that Book Two will be centered on the same family that you will surely come to love in the first).  Just the idea that I get to enjoy a sequel to “Love’s Reckoning” makes me giddy with glee.

Eden Lee, an even tempered and slightly naïve daughter of a blacksmith, slowly and carefully befriends her father’s apprentice, Silas Ballantyne.  Her father, a brutal but aging man, is holding strong to the tradition that the apprentice marries one of the master’s daughters and continues the family business.  Eden’s older sister, selfish and spoiled Elspeth, is more than willing to offer herself up in the name of family, as long as Silas is the prize.  Silas, unaware of his master’s plan, is disenchanted by Elspeth’s antics and prefers to keep to himself. After all, after his apprenticeship in ten months, he’s moving on to bigger and better things in Pittsburgh.  Eden, who is taken with Silas’s compassion and steady faith, begins to see him in a different light and prays that when her father forces Silas to marry, that he will choose her.

Learn more about Laura!

Learn more about Laura!

Reading a well-written book is like indulging in your favorite dessert:  your mind tells you to slow down and savor it bit by bit, to make it last.  But your taste buds give in to the temptation and you devour it in two seconds flat.  “Love’s Reckoning” is one such book.   When I pick up any novel by Laura Frantz, I know that she has poured her heart and soul into the pages I’m turning.  Her attention to detail, from the type of dress they wore when and for what (I’m so glad I live in the day and age of sweat pants!) to the difference in their day to day speech (aye?), is unrivaled.  (Sometimes I wonder if Laura talks like her characters in real life?)  If you haven’t read a book by Laura Frantz yet, I urge you to.  Borrow one of my copies, check one out from the library or hole yourself up in a bookstore for 7 or 8 hours (just keep saying that you’re “browsing”).   No matter what, let one of her novels be your next indulgence.

Learn more about: 

The Frontiersman’s Daughter

Courting Morrow Little

The Colonel’s Lady

Want a chance to win your own copy?  Earn up to THREE entries!

1) Answer this question: Which of Laura’s Frantz’s novels have you read and which one do you plan to read next?  Which one is your favorite?  If you haven’t read any of her novels, which one do you most want to read?

2) Follow my blog and let me know about it!  If you already follow, you get an automatic entry!

3) Share my post on Facebook!  I’m relying on your honesty here, so let me know if you did share it.

Winner will be drawn Friday evening, September 7th and notified via email.  The winner will then have three days to respond, otherwise they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be drawn. (Please add to your “safe” email list!)


66 responses »

  1. I haven’t read any of her books yet. I think Love’s Reckoning looks amazing!! That cover is gorgeous!

    I follow your blog.

    I shared on FB.


    • Isn’t the cover gorgeous??? I think it’s the best so far! 🙂 You’ll have to pick up one (all!) of her novels and give it a try! You’ll be hooked! Thanks for sharing on your fb!

  2. Oh, Erin!! WOW – what an awesome review! I’m not the only writer in the group here:) You express yourself beautifully and I love the way you’ve worded things. Plus that very creative banner with my KY books just makes me want to shout, lol! With glee:) Waving at Ladette! Thanks so much for your support and encouragement. You make it possible for me to write on:) Bless you for your generous spirit and for sharing the JOY.

    • Thanks Laura! I have a really hard time writing reviews for books I don’t enjoy. But when the writing is good, my words just flow off of the keyboard! 😀

      Do I really have to wait a year for the next in the Ballantyne Legacy?

      • Oh, I wish the wait wasn’t so long but hope its worth the wait! Some readers tell me they’re going to reread the first one right before the 2nd one releases. A fine idea, I think:) Erin, I’m so impressed with all these comments and so delighted by your thoughtfulness. You’re such a blessing! Hugs and happy reading to all here!

  3. I’ve read all of Laura’s books! Boy, am I glad I saw The Frontiersman’s Daughter on the shelf in the library!! I cannot wait to read Love’s Reckoning!!! And I follow your blog! 🙂

  4. I haven’t read any of your books yet either but I am looking forward to doing so! I am following your blog and have shared on Facebook! I love the covers of your books, I most definitely will be reading them!

  5. I read ‘The Frontiersman’s Daughter’ and loved it. I am an email follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of “Love’s Reckoning”. It sounds great. Shared your facebook post on my page.

  6. I would love to read all of her books but I really want to read Courting Morrow Little. I already follow your blog! I hope I win!

  7. 1. I want to read “Love’s Reckoning” because I enjoy series.
    2. Will be following – though I think I already am
    3. Will share on Facebook tomorrow when. I am back on my computer.

  8. 1. i read the frontiersman daughter….it was great!
    2. already follow! 🙂
    3. shared on facebook!

    pick me!! pick me! i really liked the book i read by this author….can’t wait to read more!

  9. I have not read any of Laura’s novels, but I look SO forward to it. I really am excited about reading Love’s Reckoning. It sounds so good!
    I’m a follower!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  10. I haven’t read any yet, I just found out about them.. Courting Morrow Little is the first one I will look for.

    I look forward to following your blog and I will share it on facebook as soon as I figure out how 🙂 Can’t wait to add these 4 books on my list to find at the library 🙂

  11. I haven’t read any of Laura’s books yet but I’m about to start The Colonel’s Lady and hope to read Love’s Reckoning soon!

    I’m following your blog.
    I shared on Facebook.


  12. Erin – I’ve never read any of her books but I’m interested to read this one… Love’s Reckoning. It sounds like something I’d enjoy. 🙂

    I followed your blog and shared on FB.

  13. Please enter me in the drawing. What fantastic covers—if I win how will I ever choose??????? If I win I’ll decide. I haven’t read Laura before but long to. Blessings. I am pretty sure I follow your blog.
    Thanks for this opportunity! Darlene
    spangldlady(at)gmail(dot) com.

  14. I’ve read Courting Morrow Little and the Frontiersman’s Daughter. The Colonel’s Lady is in my pile of to reads. But I think I’d read Love’s Reckoning first just because I love the cover.

    And I now follow you. 🙂

  15. 1) I have read “The Frontiersman’s Daughter”. What a good book. I look forward to reading more by this author. Please Enter me in the contest.

    winterrose at comcast dot net

  16. Thanks for an opportunity to win Laura’s new book. I’ve been drawn to it by the cover and it does sound very interesting. I haven’t read any of Laura’s books yet. She is a new author to me and one I’d like to read. Thanks for entering my name in the this drawing.

  17. I have read all three of the stand alone novels but I don’t think I can really pick a favorite! 😉 If I had to pick just one I think I would choose Courting Morrow Little.
    I also follow your blog and I shared this on FB.
    Thank you for have this giveaway! 🙂

  18. I was looking at the authors books the other week and was wanting to read them all but I couldn’t afford it at the time. So I would love to read “Love’s Reckoning”.

    I already follow your blog and I am sharing on Facebook!

  19. My hubby had the privilege of drawing the name and he drew melissajagears! Melissa, I will be emailing you to so watch your inbox! I hope you love “Love’s Reckoning”!

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