Love's Awakening is the second book in the Ballantyne Legacy series by Laura Frantz, and the book was just as well written, if inot better than, the first. The book follows the story of Ellie Ballantyne, as she travels' back to her family home after attending school in Philadelphia. As she is traveling home, she meets Jack Turlock, who has a less than perfect home life in a family that is the enemy of the Ballantyne family. Soon they find themselves spending more time together when Ellie opens a school for young girls and begins to teach his young sister. As a realtionship begins to form between herself and Jack, she begins to question if she could ever have a place in their family since they are pro-slavery and they make whiskey.
I really enjooyed the main characters in this story, and I liked the historical focus on the book. It was intersting to read a book that contained information about the Underground Railroad because I don't often have a chance to read those types of books. In terms of the characters, Jack is a great example that no matter what type of family you come from, you are able to overcome and move beyound your background. I'm looking forward to the next book in this great series.
Available September 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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