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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

"A Bound Heart" is Sure to Warm Your Soul--"A Bound Heart" by Laura Frantz--Review

My Review:

“A Bound Heart” by Laura Frantz was one of my most anticipated reads of 2019.  Christian historical fiction that is partly set in Scotland?  Sign me up!  From the settings to the characters, I fell in love with this book!

Ms. Frantz’s descriptions of the scenery are lyrical and breathtaking (certainly doing Scotland justice).  The first part of the book that is set in Scotland reminds me of Poldark with the smuggling and the rugged coastlines.  Ms. Frantz also has an amazing grasp of the Scottish culture. 

The two main characters, Lark and Magnus, are so likable and well written.  Lark instantly became a favorite for me.  She is so sweet, innocent and Godly.  I love watching Lark’s struggle with her faith when her life is turned upside down.  She asks some frank and honest questions of God.  I especially love seeing that despite their troubles, both main characters praise God and count their blessings when going through suffering and loss.  What a wonderful encouragement and reminder to Christians! 

I loved this book and highly recommend it!  You won’t be disappointed!

Content: I give this book a PG-13 rating.  Some examples of the content are: mention of brandy and smuggling; a man has a reputation for wenching; a man swears but the word isn’t actually written; a person is possibly addicted to opium and may have committed suicide; men smoke; a baby is born out of wedlock; men take women as lovers on a ship; a man attempts to rape a woman but does not get far.
Rating: I give this book 5 stars!

Genre: Christian fiction; Historical fiction; Romance; Scotland

I want to thank Revell and Laura Frantz for the complimentary copy of this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express in this review are my own. This is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR 16, Part 255.

About the Author:

Laura Frantz is a Christy Award finalist and the ECPA bestselling author of several books, including The Frontiersman’s Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, The Colonel’s Lady, The Mistress of Tall Acre, A Moonbow Night, and The Ballantyne Legacy series. She lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.

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  1. 5 stars from me as well. I LOVED this book. It was very different for me. SO Good :)

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Do you mean it was different from what you normally read or that you had a different reading experience? Thanks so much for your comments!

  2. Hmmmmm.....Christian historical fiction partly set in Scotland. That's a fastball right down the middle of the plate! ☺️ This book sounds amazing. I love how you characterize Ms. Frantz' scenery descriptions as "lyrical and breathtaking!" Beautiful. And the characters seem very well developed and extremely likable. All of this, along with the wonderful Christian overriding themes makes this book sound very very enticing. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and that you brought it to our attention. Thanks for the great review! ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿงš๐Ÿป‍♀️

    1. It is quite an amazing book! I absolutely love the characters and descriptions of the settings! It is also very filled with encouraging faith content. Thank you so much for reading my review and for your comments : )