The Lacemaker

Narrated by: Aimee Lilly
Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (115 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 fans who long to feel they are a part of the story.

©2018 Laura Frantz (P)2018 Two Words Publishing LLC

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Great Historical Fiction!!! Highly recommended!!!

Loved it! Never wanted it to end! Highly recommended! Fantastic portrayals. Loved all the characters...

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The lace Maker

Laura Frantz and Aimee Lilly paired together makes for an exceptionally well told book !!! I was smitten and engaged from beginning to end !! I love being inserted into history with such realistic characters ,brought to life by Aimee Lilly .

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Good Plot

While this book has a good plot, I could not give it a five because it was too sappy. The narrator has a pleasing voice and does an excellent job of acting, but I struggled to see the characters as they were written because her voice for Elizabeth sounded like she was in her late thirties or early forties, and for Noble... What can I say? I've heard Welsh accent from all parts of the country, and this narrator could not do it well. It was very much the accent of someone who comes from India, creating cognitive dissonance when we're talking about Patriots in the Revolutionary War.

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Good storyline narrator...not so much

Story is great, beautifully done. The narrator seems confused between a Scottish accent and an Indian accent. Makes it hard to picture the characters as they should be. Might be a better book to read then listen to.

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The Male Welsh Accent was a Fail

I could not get past the horrible accent of one of the lead male characters. It ruined the story for me, which was predictable and more frustrating than interesting.

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Disappointing

I was sincerely looking forward to reading a book from this era in history. Unfortunately the accents of the various characters were so irritating that it detracted from the story. Noble, a Welshman sounded as if he were from India. other characters were equally given dreadful accents. I wanted a lot more history than this book offered. The characters were headed in one direction with their beliefs, then suddenly, for no apparent reason suddenly headed in the opposite direction. most of the story was just irritating. Sorry I wasted my time and money.

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"Scottish" Brogue??

I'm still in the process of reading this book. So far the story is pretty good, but every time the narrator speaks in a "Scottish" accent I CRINGE! I swear until the booked commented on the character's Scottish brogue, I thought the character was from Indian. Which in my mind was really strange considering the time period and the place. I want to keep listening but I don't know how much of that "brogue" I can take. Also the southern accents..... not sure they would have been quite so strong during the revolution. I could be wrong.

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Excellence Plot and Charters

The plot weaves a web of spies, heroes and patriots. Perhaps, (or should I say, May chance, ) the plot was too intricate for the length of the book. The ending is complete but the scenes flash by too quickly. I still highly recommend it. I’ve grown fond of Laura Frantz’s work. Aimlee Lilly performs the female voices to protection. However , the males voice lack a base tone. I look forward to more Frantz books set in this time period.

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Sometimes 'Fair' is the best there is.

Well developed at its beginning I expected a thorough definition of both history and characters. Instead it seemed the author lost interest in both the meaty account of our nation's origin and the people who stood fast to its founding. The last chapter was rushed and nebulous. I won't be rushing on to read another of Frantz's novels neither will I ignore them. I'd rate this book as fair with the exception of the narration quality of Aimee Lilly which alone merited the listen.

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Fantastic!

I didn't think I was going to resonate with this one as much as I had her others, but I ended up loving it!

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Accents - NO

The attempt at a Welsh accent is dreadful, and so jarring considering its the accent of one of the protagonists. Can't make it through the rest of the book. I'm not even nit picking, if it even sounded remotely Welsh I'd be okay but it's a weird almost comical cross between offensive Indian stereotype accent and Chinese. Was no one in or around the booth listening in when this started and decided perhaps best to scrap it? How do you record hours upon hours of this and at no point did someone intervene? If you can't do an accent, just don't do the accent. Hardly anyone would have complained about a Welsh protagonist speaking with a plain English accent. But THIS abomination??