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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Love's Awakening ~ Laura Frantz







Title: Love's Awakening
Author: Laura Frantz
Publisher: Revell


Author: Laura Frantz




Ellie Ballantyne, youngest child of Silas and Eden, has left finishing school. But back at her family home in Pittsburgh, Ellie finds that her parents are away on a long trip and her siblings don't seem to want her to stay. When she opens a day school for young ladies, she begins tutoring the incorrigible daughter of the enemy Turlock clan. The Turlocks are slaveholders and whiskey magnates, envious of the powerful Ballantynes and suspicious of their abolitionist leanings. As Ellie becomes increasingly tangled with the Turlocks, she finds herself falling in love with an impossible future--and Jack Turlock, a young man striving to free himself from his family's violent legacy. How can she betray her family and side with the enemy? And will Jack ever allow her into his world?

Masterful storyteller Laura Frantz continues to unfold the stirring saga of the Ballantyne family in this majestic tale of love, loyalty, and the makings of a legacy. With rich descriptions of the people who settled and civilized a wild landscape, Frantz weaves a tapestry of characters and places that stick with the reader long after they turn the last page.



As Frantz takes you into the romance of the past, she digs deep into her characters' psyches, weaving tales that will keep you enthralled to the last page, and then waiting impatiently for her next release.

Along with a copy of Laura's latest book this week, you will receive a 15" Federalist period "Ellie" doll for the Hope Inspired Stories giveaway. "Ellie" is dressed in a blue floral day dress with a lace-brimmed bonnet and carries a matching purse. Please leave your e-mail address in your comment! (only those living in the U.S. and Canada are eligible). To visit Laura: http://www.laurafrantz.net 
 

"Ellie"




31 comments:

  1. I love Amish stories, so I would love to win the new book and the doll.
    Thank you,
    wandrnlady@aol.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping and entering Pat's wonderful drawing. The doll is just exquisite! She looks like she just stepped off the cover of the book. I'm so blessed and honored to be here!

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  2. Can't wait to read this next book in the series! Thanks for the giveaway.

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Cathy, So good to see you again:) I remember your great reviews from past books and so appreciate them. Thanks for wanting to meet Ellie and Jack and be in the giveaway!

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  3. I have found your other novels to be well written with rich characters. I expect the same from Love's Awakening. Appreciate the opportunity to perhaps receive a copy.

    AJHawkeauthor at aol dot com

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    1. AJ, So good to see you, another author, here:) I really appreciate that you say my characters are rich. That's my intent and I hope you find it true of LA. I'd love to send a book your way!

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  4. I would love to read the rest of these characters stories! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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    1. Martha, Can't wait for you to meet Ellie and her Jack! Thanks for being here and sharing the joy of a new release:)

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  5. I've enjoyed several of Laura's books, and I am very much looking forward to reading Love's awakening! Thanks for telling us more and giving us an opportunity to win a copy.

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  6. I haven't read one of Laura's books yet but I am hoping to start with this one. It sounds like a great book! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Wanda Barefoot
    flghtlss1(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. Wanda, Great to see you here and know you'd like to read one of my stories. If so, I hope you enjoy it very much! Thanks for entering the giveaway!

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  7. Hi All--

    I work mornings, and have been having some serious issues with my computer AND landline phone (bundled). I'm up at my local library where we have an hr. on the computer--so I'm just letting everyone know where I've been hanging out.

    Thank you for stopping in!

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    1. Dear Pat, So sorry about those computer issues. I understand that all too well! I am just really honored by your beautiful doll and the obvious time and care you spent crafting it for the giveaway. Just perfect, colors and hat and all. Truly Ellie! One winner is going to be very pleased with her.

      Thanks again for your unfailing support and encouragement. The Lord is really using you and I'm so thankful I know you.

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    2. P.S. I just copied "Ellie" for my Pinterest board with a link to your site here, Pat, and am so smitten with how lovely her face is. You are a true artist!

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  8. Another beautiful doll, Pat! Ellie is a perfect accompaniment to Laura's newest release!!

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    1. Carla, Thrilled to see you here! I agree about Ellie and Pat's craftsmanship. She's just perfect all the way from hat to toe! Love the blue!

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  9. Gorgeous doll and I know Laura's story will be fantastic. Thanks for entering me! twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Pegg, So good to share a new release and giveaway with you here at Pat's. Feel like we're all nearly here in person as I'm so giddy over this lovely doll and giveaway! Thanks for your gracious words and for stopping and entering in.

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  10. Ooh, another chance to win a Laura Frantz book! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. And what a lovely doll! My email is cclark207(at)gmail.com

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    1. So happy you're joining in on Pat's wonderful giveaway! Thanks very much!

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  11. I would love to win this book and doll.

    my email is wwchildren at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Wilani, Great to see you here! Your name is in the hat :)

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  12. Love the Ellie doll and her dress! I look forward to reading her story..

    pattymh2000(at)Yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Patty, Isn't the Ellie doll amazing?! I am already envious of the winner - but in a good way :) Thanks for being here!

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  13. Pat's dolls are so gorgeous! A wonderful God-given talent! This book sounds really good. I love the name Jack as a main character. Could be because I am married to a Jack. :)

    debsbunch5[at]jesusanswers[dot]com

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    1. Debbie, Beautifully said - Pat's dolls are a lovely manifestation of her gifts and her giving spirit. Priceless, both!

      Glad you like the name Jack. It was my dad's name and was going to be my son's name but he turned out to be Paul instead, thanks to my husband! Love that your real-life hero is Jack, too.

      Thanks so much for being here!

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  14. I'm so excited about Love's Awakening release. The doll is gorgeous!
    Thank you!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Amy, Welcome here! That doll is a keeper, for sure!
      Bless you for being in the drawing and making it more fun!

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  15. This looks like a really good story. I love the doll. She is precious.

    susanmsj@msn.com

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    1. Hi Susan, I'd love for you to meet the Ballantynes. Thrilled you want to read. And I so agree - the doll is precious! Thanks for stopping!

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  16. So excited to read this book! Can't wait to get my hands on it!
    candicervaldez at gmail dot com

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