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Publisher's Note:

When colonial Williamsburg explodes like a powder keg on the eve of the American Revolution, Lady Elisabeth "Liberty" Lawson is abandoned by her fiancé and suspected of being a spy for the hated British. No one comes to her aid save the Patriot Noble Rynallt, a man with formidable enemies of his own. Liberty is left with a terrible choice. Will the Virginia belle turned lacemaker side with the radical revolutionaries, or stay true to her English roots? And at what cost? Historical romance favorite Laura Frantz is back with a suspenseful story of love, betrayal, and new beginnings. With her meticulous eye for detail and her knack for creating living, breathing characters, Frantz continues to enchant historical fiction readers who long to feel they are a part of the story.…

The Lacemaker

by Laura Frantz

Overall Book Review:

The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz is a standalone novel set during the early days of the American Revolution.  As one might expect from such a time period there is a lot of unrest and uncertainty.  This story really touches on the emotional aspects of this tumultuous time in American History.

The story that unfolds of Elisabeth “Liberty” Lawson is moving and inspiring.  It really leads one to question how one might react under similar circumstances.  The author has given readers a chance to place themselves in this time in history and to contemplate how things could have felt to those who actually lived during that time.

The writing of the story allows readers to connect not just with history, but with the characters and their emotions.  The character of Noble Rynallt is intriguing and romantics will have much to enjoy as they read about him.  More than anything this story reminds us that basic human wants and desires are no different now than they were in the fledgling days of America.

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Revell

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language: None

Violence/Gore:  A home is ransacked by mobbers, only property is damaged; a home is burned, but no injuries reported; a person threatens to drug another, if he is not obeyed; men fight with their fists; a woman is grabbed by a man to prevent her from leaving; report of soldiers engaging in warfare. 

Sex/Nudity:  Several references are made to a married mans mistress; a woman wonders what will happen on a honeymoon night; it is implied that a married couple has sex; couples kiss and embrace.

Mature Subject Matter:

Traitors, familial discord, Revolutionary War.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

Person has been drinking; people consume spirits in private and in social settings.

Overall Book Rating
Profanity/Language
Rating:
0
10
Violence/Gore
Rating:
2
10
Sex/Nudity
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3
10

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I primarily read fiction from all genres. I have six children and many happy hours have been spent reading together. I also love quilting, hiking, and camping.