The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz

June 7, 2018

Title: The Lacemaker
Author: Laura Frantz
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9780800726638
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018

About the Book:
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 Thoughts:
Laura Frantz is an author who I anxiously await new books from. She has such a poetic way of writing. It flows and carries the story to so many avenues, all while keeping you hooked. 

I've flowed Laura's writings for a long while now. I have to say, I've fallen in love with her books that focus on and around the Revolutionary War. The Lacemaker is set during the start of the war, and we are shown what it was like for a family that is very complex. A father that is an assistant Governor of Virginia to the King of England, a mother who even though is England born, who is all for liberty. Then, there is the daughter, who has had all of her decisions made for her by her father. She has not had the ability to think for herself. 

Noble Rynallt is a man who has just come out of morning for his sister. He was born in Wales and now calls the coloney's his home. He loves his now home country and his closest friends and acquaintances are those who are well known for wanting to separate from the king. Though more of a quiet temperament, he is a man of determination and kindness. That kindness leads him to Elizabeth Lawson. 

The characters of this story had a great background and were pretty complex. I loved how some of the Welsh language was woven through the story. I'm also glad I listened to the audiobook, because I know on my own, I probably would have said them wrong. 

This was an enjoyable story all around. The history of this time is so rich and Laura Frantz is able to bring it alive.

4 out of 5

About the Author:
Laura Frantz is a Christy Award finalist and the ECPA bestselling author of several books, including The Frontiersman's Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, The Colonel's Lady, and The Lacemaker. She lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky. 
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