6 01 2019

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I absolutely loved this book!  This is set in 1752-1753.  You get drawn into the lives of Lark and Magnus.  But you also wonder if they will ever get together.  Lark gets falsely accused for the murder of Lysa, Magnus’ wife.  Then when Magnus goes into court to defend her, wearing the Scottish kilt, which is against English law, he gets arrested.  Lark is exiled from Scotland to the Virginia Colony in the States, while Magnus is sent to Jamaica.  Will their love endure their separation?  You will need to read the book to find out!

Though Magnus MacLeish and Lark MacDougall grew up on the same castle grounds, Magnus is now laird of the great house and the Isle of Kerrera. Lark is just the keeper of his bees–and the woman who could provide an elixir to help his ailing wife conceive and bear him an heir. But when his wife dies suddenly, Magnus and Lark find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of accusations, expelled from their beloved island, and sold as indentured servants across the Atlantic. Can they make a new beginning in this New World? Or will their hopes be dashed against the rocky coastline of the Virginia colony?

laura frantz

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. Frantz lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.According to Publishers Weekly, “Frantz has done her historical homework.” 

A Bound Heart became available for sale January 1, 2019.

I received a copy of this book from the publishers for this review.