A Heart Adrift by Laura Frantz: Book Review
About the book:
Title: A Heart Adrift
Author: Laura Frantz
Release Date: January 4, 2022
Genre: Historical Christian Fiction
A Virginia chocolatier and a privateering sea captain collide once more after a failed love affair a decade before. Will a war and a cache of regrets keep them apart? Or will a new shared vision reunite them?*****It is 1755, and the threat of war with France looms over colonial York, Virginia. Chocolatier Esmée Shaw is fighting her own battle of the heart. Having reached her twenty-eighth birthday, she is reconciled to life alone after a decade-old failed love affair from which she’s never quite recovered. But she longs to find something worthwhile to do with her life.
Captain Henri Lennox has returned to port after a lengthy absence, intent on completing the lighthouse in the dangerous Chesapeake Bay, a dream he once shared with Esmée. But when the colonial government asks him to lead a secret naval expedition against the French, his future is plunged into uncertainty.
Will a war and a cache of regrets keep them apart, or can their shared vision and dedication to the colonial cause heal the wounds of the past? Bestselling and award-winning author Laura Frantz whisks you away to a time fraught with peril–on the sea and in the heart–in this redemptive, romantic story.
Deeply immersive storytelling with a slow burn, second chance romance that will knock your socks off. Chocolate melts in the heat between chocolatier Esmee and Captain Lennox as they work their way through past hurts and new obstacles to pursue a happily ever after that’s worth swooning over. I love this tale of intense independence that clashes with a desire to be loved and to have the one person who though they hurt you in the past is still the one to hold your heart. This tale weaves its way through personal emotions that grab the reader and hold them captive. It’s a read you won’t regret and will greatly enjoy as you meander through the history and detail the author pours onto the page. I received a copy of this book through RevellReads. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.