Ellie Ballantyne comes home from boarding school to find that her life has gone along without her and that her skills are not wanted by her siblings, so she opens a day school for young ladies.
One of her young student's is Chloe Turlock, the daughter of her family's old rival who has always been jealous of the Ballantynes. Ellie finds her self growing more and more involved with the Turlocks, especially Chloe's handsome older brother Jack. Will she be able to bridge the gap between the feuding families?
A fantastic addition to The Ballantyne Legacy that stands strong as a novel in its own right, but I would strongly advise against missing Love's Reckoning!
Both Ellie and Jack were strong and showed their mettle by breaking free of their family's prejudices. Love's Awakening drew me in from the page, sweeping me away to a young America, fraught with taunt tensions running high and young men and women forging their own futures.
Overall, an epic historical drama that took me with Ellie and Jack every step of their journey, and was nearly impossible to put down--it really made me hate my homework more than usual! Ms. Frantz brought to life a world from years gone by, that realistically brought to the life the struggles and heartaches of the human condition. Highly recommend!
Available from Baker Publishing Group at your favorite Bookseller September 2013
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