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Love's Reckoning by Laura Frantz
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This novel made me quite breathless and I had that aching feeling in my chest that rarely happens these days. I love it when I care so much that I can barely breath while reading perilous scenes. I didn't want to stop reading because the author's plot kept me turning the pages. The story was not at all predictable, which increased my anxiety over Eden's future as well as what would happen to Silas. The story can best be described as achingly beautiful. The last time I had this ache in my heart was while reading Courting Morrow Little, another novel by Laura Frantz. The plot was solid and the angst very believably written. The sweetest part of the story was how it was their faith that brought their hearts together in the beginning. What a beautiful expression of faith. The reader can see how a tender and sweet spirit if far more attractive to man that a comely appearance. It was hard not to love a man like Silas. He had me from the beginning because he was a man of honor.

There is something wonderful about sacrificial love that makes me think of Christ's ultimate sacrifice for us all. True love does the right thing, and that's what is best for the loved one, not the person who has strong feelings for the person holding their affection. That always makes for a heart-wrenching love story. The prose of this book was beautiful, but the deep love of the story was what stole my heart. The romance was more about spiritual beauty and a giving spirit than about mere attraction. When Eden and Silas finally had a chance to be alone...wow. I was feeling Silas's pain myself. Eden was a treasure, thus hurting him all the more when things went south for them. Not wanting to post a spoiler here, I'd encourage historical fiction lovers to read this wonderful story for themselves and be inspired to be a more loving and humble person; for a good woman is more precious than rubies. A powerful story full of emotion that made my pulse race at times, Love's Reckoning is making my top fiction list for 2012. It's awesome!
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Reading Progress

August 13, 2012 – Shelved
August 13, 2012 – Shelved as: historicalfiction
August 13, 2012 – Shelved as: forreview
August 13, 2012 – Shelved as: forpleasure
August 13, 2012 – Shelved as: christianfiction
August 13, 2012 – Shelved as: blog-tour-book
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September 3, 2012 – Shelved as: favorite-2012
September 3, 2012 – Finished Reading
December 30, 2012 – Shelved as: big-book-2012

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Catherine Richmond I agree, Michelle! Absolutely the best!

Michelle It made my top fiction list for this year. I'm compiling it soon.

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