Tidewater Bride

By: Laura Frantz

Publisher: Revell

Release Date: January 5th, 2021

Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

Pages: 416 pages

Where You Can Buy It: Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Christian Book, Lifeway, and everywhere else books are sold!

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Selah Hopewell seems to be the only woman in the Virginia colony who has no wish to wed. True, there are too many men and far too few women in James Towne. But Selah already has her hands full assisting her father in the family’s shop. And now she is in charge of an incoming ship of tobacco brides who must be looked after as they sort through their many suitors.

Xander Renick is perhaps the most eligible tobacco lord in the settlement. His lands are vast, his crops are prized, and his position as a mediator between the colonists and the powerful Powhatan nation surrounding them makes him indispensable. But Xander is already wedded to his business and still grieves the loss of his wife, daughter of the Powhatan chief.

Can two fiercely independent people find happiness and fulfillment on their own? Or will they discover that what they’ve been missing in life has been right in front of them all along?

Bestselling and award-winning author Laura Frantz takes you to the salty shores of seventeenth-century Virginia in this exploration of pride, honor, and the restorative power of true love.

My Review

Oh my word, I am in love!! Laura Frantz does it again, y’all! She has masterfully ingrained yet another beautiful story into my heart. At the beginning of this book, I was a little overwhelmed by everything because my brain was automatically attempting to figure out how this book would go, which was not the brightest idea because Mrs. Frantz took me on a roller coaster of twists, turns, and emotions.

Like in all her books, the characters were amazing and I want to know them in real life. Selah was such a sweetheart and I saw a lot of myself in her (although I would probably have been married sooner than her, I am far from an independent woman like herself, lol). Selah’s character blended so well the Xander’s character which made for the perfect chemistry. Speaking of Xander, Xander was a sweetheart from the beginning and I just knew that I would love him. Although he is not my all-time favorite Frantz men, he definitely is higher up on the list! He was so complex yet so loveable.

The romance in this book made cause my head to spin. It was a slow burn, cat and mouse, we’re going to dance around one another for a good portion of the book type of romance, but it fits perfectly with this story. It was so adorable!!

The faith in this book was stronger than the others (from what I can recall), not that I complained in the past nor am I complaining now. I feel like this story called for more faith content though.

Everything about this book has me in book heaven. I love Laura Frantz’s books and I do not think I will ever stop loving them. I honestly am already counting down the days till her next release and this one just was released today!! I highly recommend this book to everyone. It.is.amazing!!

*FTC: I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own. I was NOT required to write a positive review.*

About the Author

Laura Frantz

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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