About the Author:
Award-winning, bestselling author Laura Frantz is passionate about all things historical, particularly the 18th-century, and writes her manuscripts in longhand first. Her stories often incorporate Scottish themes that reflect her family heritage. She is a direct descendant of George Hume, Wedderburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland, who was exiled to the American colonies for his role in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, settled in Virginia, and is credited with teaching George Washington surveying in the years 1748-1750. Frantz lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.
According to Publishers Weekly, “Frantz has done her historical homework.” With her signature attention to historical detail and emotional depth, she is represented by Janet Kobobel Grant, Literary Agent & Founder, Books & Such Literary Agency of Santa Rosa, California. She 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, The Mistress of Tall Acre, A Moonbow Night, and the Ballantyne Legacy series. She lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.
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The novella starts in May 1775 as we follow Elisabeth “Liberty” Lawson through the trials and tribulations that were happening in the Virginia Colonies, Colonial Williamsburg. While the main characters are fictitious, the happenings and places they took place could be deemed historical fiction / historical romance along with notables touched on throughout: Patrick Henry, Thomas Gage, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental “Renegades”.
Elisabeth is abandoned by her fiancé and suspected of being a spy for the British. No one comes to her aid, even her father, except the Patriot, Noble Rynallt, a man with formidable enemies of his own. Picking herself up with poise and humility, she falls back upon her skills as a lace-maker and soon finds herself left with a terrible choice; I felt horrible for her throughout and despised all those who used her. Laura, as always, has done impeccable research and spins quite the tender romance between Elisabeth “Liberty” and Noble Rynallt. I was enraptured by their romance and read as if on pins and needles until the end!
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