About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Saturday, January 21, 2023

The Rose and the Thistle by Laura Frantz

The Rose and the Thistle

In 1715, Lady Blythe Hedley's father is declared an enemy of the British crown because of his Jacobite sympathies, forcing her to flee her home in northern England. Secreted to the tower of Wedderburn Castle in Scotland, Lady Blythe awaits who will ultimately be crowned king. But in a house with seven sons and numerous servants, her presence soon becomes known.

No sooner has Everard Hume lost his father, Lord Wedderburn, than Lady Hedley arrives with the clothes on her back and her mistress in tow. He has his own problems--a volatile brother with dangerous political leanings, an estate to manage, and a very young brother in need of comfort and direction in the wake of losing his father. It would be best for everyone if he could send this misfit heiress on her way as soon as possible.

Drawn into a whirlwind of intrigue, shifting alliances, and ambitions, Lady Blythe must be careful whom she trusts. Her fortune, her future, and her very life are at stake. Those who appear to be adversaries may turn out to be allies--and those who pretend friendship may be enemies.


Romance, adventure, and intrigue in the 1700s! What more could a fan of historical fiction ask for? Author Laura Frantz blends fact and fiction to create a time and place that I'd love to visit, and her descriptive words make me long to stay! I visualize the castles and beautiful gardens, hear the Scottish brogue, experience the political turmoil, and feel the intense feelings between Blythe and Everard.

The Rose and the Thistle is a spellbinding story with engaging characters and a lovely romance that made me swoon. Blythe and Everard share a special chemistry but they genuinely like each other, and I adored the humor and banter between them. There's also a faith message that can't be rivaled. We need to trust, we must accept God's Plan, and even though a man and woman love deeply, their deepest love must be for their Heavenly Father!

This is fantastic historical fiction! Grab a copy of The Rose and the Thistle and prepare to lose yourself to another time and place.

I received a complimentary copy courtesy of Revell through Interviews & Reviews. I am voluntarily sharing my honest review.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Laura Frantz is a Christy Award winner and the ECPA bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including An Uncommon WomanTidewater BrideThe Frontiersman’s DaughterCourting Morrow LittleThe Colonel’s LadyThe Lacemaker, and A Bound Heart. She is a proud mom of an American soldier and a career firefighter. When not at home in Kentucky, she and her husband live in Washington State. Learn more at www.laurafrantz.net.

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