Friday, September 19, 2014

LOVE'S FORTUNE by Laura Frantz

Rowena “Wren” Ballantyne is uprooted from her home in Kentucky travelling with her father to his birth home in Pennsylvania never to return. Wren meets her kinfolk and learns what being a member of the influentially rich Ballantyne family means in Pennsylvania society and abroad. Longing for the comforts of home in Kentucky and attempting to adjust to life in Pennsylvania, Wren is taught lessons on becoming a woman of society by learning etiquette techniques under the tutelage of her Aunt Andra and finds friendship with the handsome James Sackett.

James Sackett is a trusted friend and employee of the Ballantyne family who accepts the request to escort Wren during her season debut attending all social events introducing her to society and possible suitors for marriage. Sackett’s friend Malachi Cameron is another influential wealthy social tycoon who enters Wren’s world resulting in blessings from the Ballantyne clan of their courtship but Wren is unsettled with her feelings for Malachi as her heart belongs to another and unbeknownst to Wren, Malachi’s heart belongs to another just as well.

Love’s Fortune is Book 3 of the Ballantyne Legacy by Laura Frantz that concludes the series and reads as a standalone novel. The story line is enjoyable but I could not find a connection with the main character Wren Ballantyne and feeling a few scenes could have been omitted as they dragged on regarding the debut season of the Kentuckian making for a long read. However, the plot concerning a young woman thrown in the world of debutantes and high society without a clue to its inner working is well worth the read and recommended to book lovers of historical fiction and romance novels.

I received this book free from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest opinion in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission guidelines

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