Williamsburg lovers and those captivated by exceptionally well-crafted historical story will luxuriate in this novel as though they dined upon a fine feast that spared no expense! Laura’s turn of phrase, the exceptional beauty of her descriptions that blends seamlessly into the storyline is her ongoing trademark of being the exquisite teller of stories. Yes, I received a free copy of The Lacemaker with no fear of disappointment. Laura is dedicated with her efforts and owns the blessed ability for crafting stories that hook my heart and attention and spur my imagination.
Elisabeth “Liberty” Lawson’s tale begins in May 1775 during a delicate and quite interesting time period in America’s Colonial history. With the joy I’ve come to expect from Laura’s stories, I dipped my toe over the timeline of years and culture to find myself in the brewing and uneasy circumstances between Independence Men and Tories.
Laura’s characters are wonderfully dancing on the pages of this believable and page turning tale. Each one—be they the hero, Nobel Rynallt or Elisabeth’s French maid, Isabeau, or beautiful Cressida or even Miles Roth and several of the famous persons of this time period are so well presented they may as well be sitting at table with you and taking tea. Oh, excuse me, if you are not of Torie leanings—coffee.
The Lacemaker holds a depth that grabbed and held onto both my desire to finish the story to know what would happen to my new friends on the pages and yet, at the same time, caused me to wrestle with the ‘I don’t want Elisabeth’s and Nobel’s story to end.” Let it be known that I sent Laura a message begging for a sequel as was also suggested strongly by my sister, Pat! We expect it in a year. 😊 What do you say reader, shall we contact the fine publisher, Revell, and let them know our desires for future reads? I’m game if you are!
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“Tis a wonder and pleasure to mix extraordinary times, with exceptional telling and Laura Frantz brings life to imagination.
I highly recommend Laura Frantz and The Lacemaker as well as all of her other fine reads!
Susan Marlene Kinney is published in Splickety Love magazine and newspapers. She writes devotions, fiction, and nonfiction. She is a member and co-founder of Pens of Praise Christian Writers and is a member of Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers, ACFW WISE, and Lighthouse Christian Writers. She speaks at writers groups and prepares devotions and teachings often for Pens of Praise Christian Writers. She is a wife, mother, grandmother and At-Risk Teacher’s Aide. She loves antiques and training her Leonberger, who in turn loves to train her. But don't tell the cat, she thinks she has everyone under control.