Love’s Reckoning by Laura Frantz is one of those books you absolutely cannot wait to finish reading, in a good way! I found myself wanting to read at every spare moment, I stayed on the bicycle at the gym longer to read, I couldn’t wait until my lunch break to read more about Silas Ballantyne and Eden Lee, and I stayed up late into the night to learn who Eden would end up spending her life with.
Silas comes to the Lee family to serve as a blacksmith apprentice to Liege Lee, Eden’s father. As is customary, the apprentice typically marries a single daughter of his apprentice, and Liege has it in his mind that Silas will marry Elspeth. Unbeknownst to Liege, Silas is just planning on serving the final year of his apprenticeship in order to travel West of York County, Pennsylvania. As he spends time with the family, Silas learns about Eden’s desire to read and learn more of the Bible. He begins to read to her from his Gaelic Bible and share inspirational verses with Eden who is constantly working to keep the home in order. Elspeth, on the other hand, seems to flirt with all men and has more of a mind for business than helping her mother take care of their family, which includes Elspeth’s son who is being raised as her brother.
I absolutely loved this story, and could not have anticipated the events that would happen to test the faith and feelings toward one another. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series...hopefully the next year goes quickly!!
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