• Love's Reckoning

  • Ballantyne Legacy, Book 1
  • By: Laura Frantz
  • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (172 ratings)

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Love's Reckoning

By: Laura Frantz
Narrated by: Angela Brazil
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Publisher's Summary

On a bitter December day in 1785, Silas Ballantyne arrives at the door of master blacksmith Liege Lee in York, 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 York. 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?

©2012 Laura Frantz (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Frantz begins her new Ballantyne Legacy series with a detailed story full of memorable characters." ( RT Book Reviews)

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Clean Romance with Substance 💓

This well written and narrated hstorical romance takes place in Pennsylvania, USA. This book has memorable characters, a touch of mystery and a story that is both heart wrenching and triumphant. It is a clean Christian read that includes true to life events, which I'm sure, some Christians may find unappealing. I applaud the author for allowing these characters to sin and not be perfect. These imperfections enhanced the believability and made for a better story. Yes, bad things happen to good people....and this book shows that although God may allow a bad situation to happen He still holds our hand and guides us through it. I will definitely be getting the next book in this series.

If you enjoy clean romances with substance.......give this one a try. 😉

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Wholesome, yet Romantic

First book I've listened to from this author and just loved it! Wholesome, yet romantic. Loved the story and characters. The narrator was great also. Can't wait to read #2 in this series.

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Very sad story...

This was not a typical ending of a story. it was definitely very sad and at times hard to listen to. 😔😔😔

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Narrator sounded like a news reporter

I have enjoyed the storyline, but can’t get past the odd emphasis, strange pauses, and overwhelming inflection in the narration. I may try to read the rest of the book, but will not be finishing it on Audible.

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OUTSTANDING ATTENTION TO HISTORICAL DETAIL.

I am fascinated about historical culture. The cultural information about marriage and apprenticeships was fascinating!

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an epic love story!

An epic story of love strong enough to survive pressure, trials, and evil intentions yet still triumph. Eden is a gentle and kind heroine, and Silas is the best sort of hero with his determination and steadfast character. I will have Silas's strong Scots speech in my head now thanks to the narrator, Angela Brazil.

I can't believe it's taken me so long to read this Frantz novel! Now I can say I've read all of hers.

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Love's Reckoning

Absolutely this best novel form this author yet! A must read! Amazing narrator! Did not want to cut this Audible book off!

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Ok, but not the best

The story is ok, although not my favorite novel of Laura Frantz. I enjoyed the majority of the narration, although the French pronunciation and accent was uncomfortably bad.

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excellent story

After reading this book I immediately bought it from Amazon. I have listen to it several times and am never bored. I will definitely buy the next book in this series.

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Adventures of the heart poignantly set in days gone by

What I personally love most in a book is for the faithfulness of God and the power of this Word to shine through without being presented in an unpalatable way. This book is all that and a full day of skiing in powdery snow... or whatever brand of adventure you love most. Laura Franz is a top notch storyteller who is poetic with her words, though they ring true as opposed to flowery. Every character comes to life and the main characters are the ultimate hero and heroine. I was truly transported as I listened. I’ve noticed that my life and others’ lives rarely run smoothly—and that is certainly the case in this story. A powerful touch of Grace is always present, which is also true of real life as a Christian. In many ways, this book is a school on how satisfying life is with God and how utterly empty it is without Him.