Sunday, January 22, 2023

Review: The Rose and the Thistle by:L Frantz

 The Rose and the Thistle

About the Book:

 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.

My Review:

 If historical fiction is your favorite than Laura Frantz, has to be one of your go-to's. She can write a book and her books are nothing short of amazing. She goes into great depth and detail. You will literally get a first hand experience in the novels setting. You feel like you are watching the story and are immediately taken back in time.

 The Rose and the Thistle takes place in the early 1700's and is centered around Lady Blythe, as she is the main character. As in most period novels you read or even studying about that time in history there is sure to be something amiss and tons of things happening. This story presents just that. Lady Blythe and Everard are thrown together and so begins their stories.

 The two of them have a lot of unpacking to do, figuratively for sure. So begins even more things to sort through. This story is long but worth it to set up the storyline, successfully. 

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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