Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Coming soon from Laura Frantz!

My dear friend Laura Frantz is celebrating the official "reveal" of her new book cover today, and since I love Laura and her books and I'm super excited about her upcoming release, I wanted to share it here in the spirit of a roughly six-months early pre-release party. *wink*

Isn't it GORGEOUS? Here's a bit about the first book in The Ballantyne Legacy:
On a bitter December day in 1785, Silas Ballantyne arrives at the door of master blacksmith Liege Lee in Lancaster County, 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 Lancaster. 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.
You can pre-order Love's Reckoning here -- it has an official release date of September, which means if history holds true it should start appearing in stores mid-August! And if you've yet to read one of Laura's wonderfully rich, meaty historicals -- well, what are you waiting for? There's time. *wink* Here are links to my reviews:


Renee (BlacknGoldGirlsBookSpot) said...

I don't know who's more excited for this book you or me! Hahaha. Can't wait!!

XOXO~ Renee

Lori Benton said...

You are in for another wonderful read, Ruth. :) Now excuse me while I go stare at the cover again.

Tales of Whimsy said...

It is a gorgeous cover. I love the colors.

Anne Mateer said...

I just finished my first Laura Frantz book this week so I'm super excited to read another! :)

Unknown said...

@Renee - HA!! So true...don't mind sharing the excitement "contest" with you at all my friend! :)

@Lori - EEEK!!! I am so excited!!!

@Juju - I know, right? Love the fall color scheme.

@Anne - Oooohh, which one did you read? You are in for a treat with two more currently available! (P.S. - You're upcoming book sounds like such fun!)

Laura Frantz said...

Oh, I'm so blessed to have bibliophile friends like you all!! Thanks a million for posting this, Ruth. It slipped under the radar with all the buzz yesterday and am so happy to see it this morning! You're a gem:) You ALL are gems!!

Unknown said...

@Laura - Oh you're welcome Laura! I'm so excited -- it's more "real" now. :)

hfordice said...

I love her books! Thanks for posting her beautiful new cover and a little bit about it! Looking forward to a series from her! Can't wait!

Unknown said...

@heniebel - Great to know another Laura fan! :) And you're welcome!