The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz
About the book:
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 readers who long to feel they are a part of the story.
Looking at the cover was what first drew me in, and made me want to read this book…how can you not like it?! It’s so elegant and rich! I love historical fiction because it is a fun way to delve deeper into history. This book is set in those early days in American history—the days of the American Revolution. The main character, Elizabeth “Liberty” finds herself caught in the middle of it all. Her father is a staunch Tory, and she is to be married to another.
And then. Williamsburg ignites with the sparks of the war. Her home is destroyed. And she is left with nowhere to go. Enter Noble (doesn’t that just sound like a completely heroic name?!) Rynallt. He rescues her, gives her a place to go when she doesn’t know where to turn.
She must make a decision—which side will she go with. Can she find the courage within herself to stand up for what she believes?
This book displays character growth. Elizabeth goes from being timid and quiet to…well, yeah, I don’t want to give away the story…but let me just add that…I grew to really appreciate her character.
Intriguing, realistic, a delicious way to enjoy history! If you are a fan of reading about the colonial days of America, you won’t want to miss this one!