Sunday, January 31, 2021

"Tidewater Bride" by Laura Frantz -- Book Review

About the Book
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 Thoughts

It took a little bit to get into the rhythm of "Tidewater Bride" with it being set in early colonial America. But it didn't take long and I was immersed in the story and not wanting to put it down. It was very intriguing to me to read about James Towne and their life and dealings and the interactions with the "Naturals" and early slave trade. I liked that it was based on John Rolfe and his second wife. I found the book to be well written and had a subtle biblical thread woven through it. I loved the historical details and research that went into the story. I look forward to reading more books by Laura Frantz.

About the Author

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. When she’s not at home in Kentucky, she and her husband live in Washington State.

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. Foreign language editions include French, Dutch, Spanish, Slovakian, & Polish.

Readers can find Laura Frantz at

"Tidewater Bride" is available in paperback:
  • Publisher : Revell (January 5, 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0800734963
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0800734961
  • Item Weight : 12.7 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.04 x 8.5 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • ASIN : B08CJ3TY6T
  • Publisher : Revell (January 5, 2021)
  • Publication date : January 5, 2021
  • Language : English
  • File size : 9182 KB
  • Print length : 415 pages

I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.

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