Friday, January 4, 2019

A Bound Heart by Laura Franz



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 but the keeper of his bees and the woman he is hoping will provide a tincture that might 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. Yet even when all hope seems dashed against the rocky coastline of the Virginia colony, it may be that in this New World the two of them could make a new beginning--together.

Laura Frantz's prose sparkles with authenticity and deep feeling as she digs into her own family history to share this breathless tale of love, exile, and courage in Colonial America.


Loved Loved this book!! 
I stayed up til 3 am to try and finish this awesome story about Lark and Magnus!! 
I also loved that this was based on the author's ancestors. How truly fascinating!! I wish I knew my family history!! But alas I am adopted.
However I do know that my adopted father's family came directly from Germany! 
But anyway, I held my breath in some places and was rooting for the characters the next. 
Lark is a magnificent woman!!! Her faith just astounds me!! It's like o wow!! I admired how she got through the tough times.
Little Larkin bless his soul. I think he had to be my little hero!!! Be times I wanted to reach into the story and hold him myself!! Makes me sometimes miss having a little one to hold!! So I imagined getting to hold him in the story. It's funny how babies sense things. I loved how Larkin didn't like certain men but he took to others. Smart baby I hope his story continues!!
Magnus is something else. He knows how to get things done!! I love how he loved the Lord as well as Lark did. 
I am thinking that this story is telling us not to marry someone that is unequal or an unbeliever I should say.
It would make a marriage more fullfilling. 
I also believe that people shouldn't own one another. It's wrong on all accounts
Sometimes waiting patiently can be very rewarding!! In my opinion it makes that person a little more appreciate the finer things in life!
Way to go Magnus and Lark!!
Oh I also loved Lark because she has red hair like me lol!!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher and was no compensations were received All opinions are my own


Laura FrantzLaura 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, , 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." With her signature attention to historical detail and emotional depth, she is represented by Janet Kobobel Grant, Literary Agent & Founder, Books & Such Literary Agency of Santa Rosa, California.Readers can find Laura Frantz at

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