Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Tidewater Bride Review



About the Book

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. (Goodreads)


 My Thoughts

This was the much anticipated Laura Frantz book that I simply didn't want to end. I get plain giddy over a new Frantz book and hesitate starting to read it because I know I will have to wait another year for the next one. This story was wonderful and met all expectations. I loved the characters and the setting. Xander and Selah's relationship develops differently and while this isn't my favorite couple of Laura's I still enjoyed their characters. I loved the secondary characters and also there are a few twists and turns you might not expect in the latter part of the book. I will say that there is a lot crammed into this story and honestly I think it could have been split into two novels. The end of the story just has SO much going on and the timeline seems to be a little tricky as the course of events play out. So while I so enjoyed this book I do wish the last part of the book flowed a bit better. Also, I personally think we need a sequel about Oceanus and the Powhatan nation.

So I highly recommend to all Laura Frantz and historical fiction fans! 

Five Stars.

"I received this book from Revell for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."







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