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Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz

Book Review with RevellReads: Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz

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About the book:

Title: Tidewater Bride

Author: Laura Frantz

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release Date: January 5, 2021

Selah Hopewell seems to be the only woman in the Virginia colony who has no wish to wed. True, there are too many men and far too few women in James Towne. But Selah already has her hands full assisting her father in the family’s shop. And now she is in charge of an incoming ship of tobacco brides who must be looked after as they sort through their many suitors.

Xander Renick is perhaps the most eligible tobacco lord in the settlement. His lands are vast, his crops are prized, and his position as a mediator between the colonists and the powerful Powhatan nation surrounding them makes him indispensable. But Xander is already wedded to his business and still grieves the loss of his wife, daughter of the Powhatan chief.

Can two fiercely independent people find happiness and fulfillment on their own? Or will they discover that what they’ve been missing in life has been right in front of them all along?

Bestselling and award-winning author Laura Frantz takes you to the salty shores of seventeenth-century Virginia in this exploration of pride, honor, and the restorative power of true love.

Book Review:

I loved how Laura Frantz took me deep into the historical aspect of the tobacco brides. Even though Selah is not herself one of the many women who claim the title, she is charged with helping them and this allows the reader to see into the process.

Selah and Xander’s romance had a rocky start but that made the progression all the sweeter as they navigated the tricky waters of deception and jealousy in their town. Add in Xander’s past relationships and the tension with the naturals and Tidewater Bride is a barrel of gunpowder waiting for a reason to explode. I enjoyed how this tension built gradually through the story. You think you know what’s coming, but you’re not quite sure, and when you reach the final pages, everything falls into place with beautiful precision.

An excellently written novel not only about love but about finding peace.

I received a copy of this book from RevellReads. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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