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Love’s Fortune


Love’s Fortune

Laura Frantz


About the Book:


Sheltered since birth at her Kentucky home, Rowena Ballantyne has heard only whispered rumors of her grandfather Silas’s vast fortune and grand manor in Pennsylvania. When her father receives a rare letter summoning him to New Hope, Rowena makes the journey with him and quickly finds herself in a whole new world–filled with family members she’s never met, dances she’s never learned, and a new side to the father she thought she knew. As she struggles to fit in during their extended stay, she finds a friend in James Sackett, the most valued steamship pilot of the Ballantynes’ shipping line. Even with his help, Rowena feels she may never be comfortable in high society. Will she go her own way . . . to her peril?

With her signature attention to historical detail, Laura Frantz brings 1850s Pennsylvania alive with a tender story of loss, love, and loyalty. Fans will cheer for this final installment of the Ballatyne saga.


About the Author:


Christy Award finalist and 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. Her family resides in Kentucky and Virginia.

According to Publishers Weekly, “Frantz has done her historical homework.” She is known for the depth of her characterization and research. The author is represented by Janet Kobobel Grant, Literary Agent & Founder, Books & Such Literary Agency of Santa Rosa, California.
Readers can find Laura Frantz at


My Review:


Love’s Fortune is book three in The Ballantyne Legacy by Laura Frantz. If you love historical fiction, then you will love this book. Set in the 1850s in Pennsylvania, you will quickly be drawn into a wonderful story of fortune, struggles, and high society. Rowena Ballantyne knew nothing of her grandfather’s vast fortune but when her father is summoned to New Hope, Rowena accompanies him. Rowena is in a whole new world in New Hope, meeting family she knew nothing about, seeing dances she has never learned and quickly learns a whole different side to her father that she has never seen.

How will Rowena ever fit in? Will she make any new friends? Will she learn to love this new life? Love’s Fortune is a wonderful book and can definitely be read as a stand-alone but I suggest reading the first two books in the series.


Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book for my honest review.


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