A Bound Heart
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"An epic journey of faith and love wrought through hardship."--Julie Klassen, bestselling author
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's prose sparkles with authenticity as she digs into her own family history to share this breathless tale of love, exile, and courage in colonial America.
"From start to finish, A Bound Heart is an absorbing, tenderhearted story about the grace of second chances."--Lori Benton, author of Many Sparrows and the Christy Award-winning Burning Sky
"A Bound Heart keeps you riveted until you've turned the last page. Highly recommended!"--Michelle Griep, award-winning author of The Captured Bride
"A soaring tale. With her trademark attention to detail and lush imagery, Laura Frantz takes readers on an unforgettable journey certain to stir the soul."--Jocelyn Green, Christy Award-winning author of Between Two Shores
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, The Lacemaker, and The Ballantyne Legacy series. She lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky. Learn more at www.laurafrantz.net.
"In the 1750s, a lass and a laird are ripped from the Scottish isle and friendship of their youth and sent to the West Indies and Virginia Colony as indentured servants. Will they ever find one another again? An epic journey of faith and love wrought through hardship. Laura Frantz is a gifted writer."
Julie Klassen, bestselling author
"Equally suspenseful and heart-wrenching, Laura Frantz's A Bound Heart takes readers on a journey that begins in the misty isles of Scotland and crosses oceans to the sun-drenched plantations of the New World, with finely drawn characters who rose from the pages to quickly capture my sympathies. From start to finish, A Bound Heart is an absorbing, tenderhearted story about the grace of second chances."
Lori Benton, author of Many Sparrows and the Christy Award-winning Burning Sky
"Make a spot on your keeper shelf, because this is one story you'll want to reread! From the Scottish Highlands to colonial America, A Bound Heart keeps you riveted until you've turned the last page. You won't want to leave Lark and Magnus behind. Classic Laura Frantz stellar writing, weaving in history and a solid biblical message. Highly recommended!"
Michelle Griep, award-winning author of The Captured Bride
"A soaring tale. With her trademark attention to detail and lush imagery, Laura Frantz takes readers on an unforgettable journey certain to stir the soul. Magnus and Lark captured my heart, and their courageous story stole my sleep until I reached the last page. Sweeping readers from Scotland to Virginia to Jamaica, A Bound Heart dazzles with authenticity. A triumph."
Jocelyn Green, Christy Award-winning author of Between Two Shores
"Every Laura Frantz novel transports readers to a place long since past, a journey Frantz always skillfully, seamlessly facilitates. A Bound Heart thrums with the pulse of both historic Scotland and colonial America, but at its center is a relatable heroine of modern sensibilities, as lovely and unusual as her name. With unbound hair and bound heart, Lark is a woman of contradictions. She has one foot in the old world and one in the new, certain of her principles and gifts but uncertain where, and perhaps with whom, she belongs. As she skillfully prepares tonics to bring comfort to others and tends to her constants--her bees, her faith--readers long for Lark's hero to be found constant too, and deliver the happiness she so richly deserves. Extraordinary storytelling in every way--a feast for historical romance lovers."
Sandra Byrd, author of Lady of a Thousand Treasures
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