Love's Reckoning

Love's Reckoning

On a bitter December day in 1785, Silas Ballantyne arrives at the door of master blacksmith Liege Lee in York, Pennsylvania. Just months from becoming a master blacksmith himself, Silas is determined to finish his apprenticeship and move west. But Liege soon discovers that Silas is a prodigious worker and craftsman and endeavors to keep him in York. Silas becomes interested in both of Liege's daughters, the gentle and faith-filled Eden and the clever and high-spirited Elspeth. When he chooses one, will the other's jealousy destroy their love?

In this sweeping family saga set in western Pennsylvania, one man's choices in love and work, in friends and enemies, set the stage for generations to come. "Love's Reckoning" is the first entry in The Ballantyne Legacy, a rich, multi-layered historical quartet from talented writer Laura Frantz, beginning in the late 1700s and following the Ballantyne family through the end of the Civil War.

Title:Love's Reckoning
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780800720414
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    Love's Reckoning Reviews

  • Michelle

    This novel made me quite breathless and I had that aching feeling in my chest that rarely happens these days. I love it when I care so much that I can barely breath while reading perilous scenes. I di...

  • Hannah

    Wheesht. One of the worst books I’ve read and the worst of this year. The gripe list is so long on this one! If you’re not in the mood for a rant, folks, move along. I don’t feel like discussing...

  • Jocelyn Green

    I am a Frantz Fan Forever. The depth of character, the spiritual insights, the glorious settings... the words! It's not just the story that I fall in love with every time, it's the very words she uses...

  • ? Gramy ?

    .This definitely took awhile for me to get interested in. But once I did, I was hooked! Love's Reckoning was laced with faith, but not at all preachy. On a bitter December day in 1785, Silas Ballanty...

  • Julie

    Stunning. Heart-wrenching. Breathless. Not since Gone With the Wind have I read an epic novel that has stolen my heart, my breath, my sleep to such a jolting degree. Love’s Reckoning marks Laura Fra...

  • Melanie

    Review on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1VGAS49...Review on my blog (to be posted 9/3): http://christianbookshelfreviews.blog... Love's Reckoning is the second book I've read by Laura Frantz...

  • Jane

    This review originally appeared on the Historical Novel Society website. Review copy received from publisher via HNS.Eden Lee’s tyrannical father is determined that his new apprentice, Silas Ballant...

  • Valerie L

    2 main reasons for giving it only two stars. The rape scene - besides being bad enough, it seemed really out of place - like the author threw it in to make it a climax and then could end the story. Ne...

  • Leona

    Excellent storytelling. I was captured on the first page and read it in one sitting. The ending (epilogue) was abrupt. I couldn't tell if my version got truncated, but otherwise a great story. ...

  • Margaret Chind

    Coming into reading this book I already knew a handful of things. One, I already consider Laura's previous books to be on my keeper shelf and consider her a favorite author. Two, Courting Morrow Littl...