Monday, January 2, 2023

The Rose and the Thistle by Laura Frantz #TheRoseandtheThistle #BookTour #AustenprosePR #HistoricalRomance


The Rose and the ThistleThe Rose and the Thistle by Laura Frantz
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Source:  Received to Review
Genre: Historical Fiction

Book Description:  In 1715, Lady Blythe Hedley's father is declared an enemy of the British crown because of his Jacobite sympathies, forcing her to flee her home in northern England. Secreted to the tower of Wedderburn Castle in Scotland, Lady Blythe awaits who will ultimately be crowned king. But in a house with seven sons and numerous servants, her presence soon becomes known.

No sooner has Everard Hume lost his father, Lord Wedderburn, than Lady Hedley arrives with the clothes on her back and her mistress in tow. He has his own problems--a volatile brother with dangerous political leanings, an estate to manage, and a very young brother in need of comfort and direction in the wake of losing his father. It would be best for everyone if he could send this misfit heiress on her way as soon as possible.

Drawn into a whirlwind of intrigue, shifting alliances, and ambitions, Lady Blythe must be careful whom she trusts. Her fortune, her future, and her very life are at stake. Those who appear to be adversaries may turn out to be allies--and those who pretend friendship may be enemies.

My thoughts:  Beautiful

Lady Blythe Hedley was forced to leave her home. Her father was Catholic and sympathetic to the Jacobites. Both were not popular or encouraged during a time of political upheaval. Her father sent her to France and then Scotland to protect her from danger.

She flees to Wedderburn Castle where the new Laird recently lost his father. He has many things on his plate and an English Lady adds to his problems.

This book is beautiful on the outside and on the inside. Laura Frantz's writing is gorgeous. Her attention to detail and her research makes the book effortless to read. I was captivated by the setting and the characters. Blythe and Everard are good and honorable.

I loved their story.

Source: I received a complimentary copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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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. Proud of her heritage, she is also a Daughter of the American Revolution. When not at home in Kentucky, she and her husband live in Washington State.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Lisa. I was intrigued by the era, location, and the romance of this new novel. I am glad you enjoyed it as well.


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