Setting This legacy spans the map from 1784 York County, Pennsylvania to the growing town of Pittsburgh. This is the frontier of the 18th century with stalwart immigrants trudging westward to new unclaimed lands.
Characters & Plot Silas Ballantyne is a swoon-worthy unsuspecting blacksmith apprentice bonded to Liege Lee of York County, but his sites are set on Pittsburgh. Eden and Elspeth are the master's daughters--one gentle, humble, and kind--the other with a cunning nature and a secret agenda. You will want to move westward with this Scotsman and will be touched by the unfolding saga of God's love--a love that covers a multitude of wrongs--both willful and presumptuous. If I could sum up the theme, I'd say what Joseph said to his brothers in Genesis 50: 20: "what others meant for evil, God meant for good."
Style Laura's gift is in her balance of tension, powerful prose, enticing portrayal of the setting, and careful pacing of burgeoning love of a man, a woman, and their God and Father above. If you venture to read Laura's latest release, I've no doubt you'll be temped to charge over to amazon, order her earlier works, and share them with your friends.
Favorite's Test I'm not a big fan of re-reading books---unless they are just that good! I don't have a large list of favorites that I reread, but this book made it into my re-read pile. I'd give this a 5-star on my re-read pile.
And Laura, well I've never met her in person. But I can't wait to do so because her sweetness shines through her online virtual presence as much as it does in her fiction. You can find her at http://laurafrantz.net/. She is truly a kindred spirit. I smile often when I'm pinning on Pinterest and my gaze falls on an image I love--only to find that Laura pinned it.