A BOUND HEART BY LAURA FRANTZ//BOOK REVIEW

Happy New Years everybody!! I will be posting a wrap up of 2018 post tomorrow but as for today I have a lovely review to share with y’all!

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A Bound Heart

By: Laura Frantz

Publisher: Revell Company

Release Date: January 2019

Genres: Christian, Historical Fiction, Romance

Pages: 400 Pages

Where You Can Buy It: Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Christian book, and anywhere else books are sold!

Add On: Goodreads

Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)

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Though Magnus MacLeish and Lark MacDougall grew up on the same castle grounds, Magnus is now laird of the great house and the Isle of Kerrera. Lark is but the keeper of his bees and the woman he is hoping will provide a tincture that might help his ailing wife conceive and bear him an heir. But when his wife dies suddenly, Magnus and Lark find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of accusations, expelled from their beloved island, and sold as indentured servants across the Atlantic. Yet even when all hope seems dashed against the rocky coastline of the Virginia colony, it may be that in this New World the two of them could make a new beginning–together.

Laura Frantz’s prose sparkles with authenticity and deep feeling as she digs into her own family history to share this breathless tale of love, exile, and courage in Colonial America.

My Review

I honestly have no words to describe how much I loved this book. I wish I could rate it more than five stars. I wish that this book never ended. I wish Laura Frantz would come out with more book set in Scotland. 

This book took me on an amazing journey from Scotland to Virginia. I felt like I was apart of the story and was there throughout all the events. The story line, character development, setting, and just everything that went into this book was truly magical. I have also loved Scotland so when I first saw that Laura Frantz was coming out with this book I was ecstatic. She definitely did not let me down! 

This book had me on an emotional roller coaster. I am still giddy and jittery as I write this review. I was reading this book while watching Mission Impossible movies with my family and I literally was ranting and yelling at characters underneath my breathe, annoying my siblings. *whispers* Hey it’s not my fault Laura Frantz is such an amazing author! 

The characters in this book were amazing, espicically are main ones; Lark and Magnus, oh and oh could I have forgotten wee Larkin. Ugh!! They were amazing characters and I loved their faith. Even through the hard difficult times they had a realistic faith that made my heart sore. Wee Larkin has to be one of the cutest book babes ever!! I just wanted to jump into this book just to meet this sweet babe! 

Then there were characters that weren’t that amazing like Trevor. No, it was not just that he was after Lark even though her heart belonged to Magnus, it was his lack of faith that made me very angry. Now, don’t get me wrong there are LOT of people who lack the Christian faith but he just made my blood boil. At one point when Lark was asking about his faith he pretty much told her that it wasn’t important even though it WAS an important thing to her! *calms myself down before I start ranting* 

Now back to amazing characters, I really loved Flowerdew. She was just a sweetheart and I was so happy that Lark had someone like her when Magnus wasn’t there! 

Another aspect that I loved about this book was the romance. Laura Frantz is known for her realistic romance and this book definitely confirmed that. The romance between Magnus and Lark was so real that I can’t even out it into words. Let’s just say that it could actually happen in real life. It wasn’t a love at first sight or other cliche troupes in romance that are out there. It was a real love that your parents or grandparents would tell you about. 

Also the faith in this book was another AMAZING part. There was scripture and prayers continually throughout the book and that what makes Christian Historical Fiction books like these even better. Sure you get some good Historical Fiction without the faith aspect but with the faith aspect it just brings more beauty to the book. 

All in all I could go on for days about how amazing this book was. I highly recommend reading it because if you love Scotland, romance, and just an amazing historical read then pick up this amazing book!! 😀 

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. It did not have to be positive.* 

About the Author

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Laura Frantz is a Christy Award winner and the ECPA bestselling author of several books, including The Frontiersman’s DaughterCourting Morrow LittleThe Colonel’s LadyThe Mistress of Tall AcreA Moonbow Night, and The Ballantyne Legacy series. She lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.

Christy Award-winning 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.

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