Vacation Reading: Love’s Awakening
My vacation reading has slooooowwwweeeeddddd down considerably. And the books that I have read, well, there is a stack of them waiting to be showcased on the blog. A tall stack. Books that I read weeks ago.
Love’s Awakening, by Laura Frantz, is the second book of the Ballantyne Legacy. While I am curious about the first novel, Love’s Reckoning, I was able to pick this book up without prior knowledge of what previously occurred in this family.
Main character, Ellie Ballantyne, leaves finishing school (do those still exist today?) and returns home to Pittsburgh. She is distressed because her parents are away on a rather mysterious trip and her bossy sister is in charge. Ellie soon discovers that her family is part of the underground railroad, you might say, and she quickly becomes involved. Her nights are spent nursing sick slaves and her days are spent educating local young females, one of which comes from a rather tarnished family who makes whiskey. Not to be daunted by the talk of others, Ellie takes on this Chloe Turlock as a promising student, only to find herself often around Chloe’s dynamic brother, Jack Turlock. Jack finds himself surprisingly walking away from his old sinful life, and performing rather altruistic acts that surprise all who know him. But does he take it too far?
Great vacation reading. You’ll wish you didn’t have to stop at a rest stop to go potty!
Love’s Awakening can be found on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle. Thank you Revell for providing me with this book to read. I was not paid for this post and all opinions expressed are mine.