Author: Laura Frantz
Series: The Ballantyne Legacy series
Chapters: 36 plus epilogue
Genre: Christian Historical Romance, Christian Historical fiction
Rating: 5 stars
Where to begin with Love’s Awakening is the question. Another great novel written by Laura Frantz. Though different than Love’s Reckoning, Love’s Awakening kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading it. It was hard to put down which was a good thing, but it was also a bad thing when you have homework to do.
I love that(spoiler alert) Love’s Awakening focuses on Eden’s and Silas’s children especially Ellie the youngest. The One that whole family has their hope on marrying well. The family especially her sister wants her to marry Daniel Campbell. Ellie just wants to enjoying being back home and teaching school. But things have changed.
Jack Turlock has had the unfortunate nature of being a Turlock he is more like his grandfather O’Hara the judge. Jack is proof that a bad name can follow you for years. Jack for all his faults seems to want to change. There are a few times in the novel that show Jack changing but for bad or good.
He loves his sister Chloe and will do anything for her. Even if means letting her attend Ellie’s school and learning to dance in order to attend a ball. Jack reminds me a little bit of Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. Especially during a ballroom and dancing scene.
Being a Kentucky girl I kind of enjoyed the “feud” between The Turlock’s and the Ballantyne’s While Silas will always be my favorite hero of Laura’s novels Jack now a holds a special place in my heart.
One young woman and two suitors. One wants her hand and family name but not her heart. The other wants her heart, and love but doesn’t feel that he is good enough for her hand. Love’s Awakening is a great second book in The Ballantyne Legacy series. I cannot wait till the third book. Next fall is a long wait.
I received an e-copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I also won a copy.