The Lacemaker

Revell. Jan. 2018. 416p. ISBN 9780800726638. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493412501. CF
Betrothed to a man her father thinks will solidify their Tory cause, lacemaker Lady Elisabeth Lawson is shocked when her fiancé abandons her after she is accused of being a British spy in Williamsburg, VA. It's the eve of the American Revolution, and tensions are high. But help arrives in the form of patriot Noble Rynallt. However, their relationship is fraught as their opposing political affiliations cause them to be cautious of each other. The two realize that the wrong spark can set off an epic explosion. Christy Award finalist Frantz's (A Moonbow Night) lush descriptions immerse readers in the sights, sounds, and smells of 1770s Williamsburg. The suspense is palpable as the plot unwinds into a tangle of local and global politics.
VERDICT With believable, sympathetic characters and a swoon-worthy romance, Frantz's latest is perfect for those reading for character and looking for a great historical love story.
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