Tidewater Bride - eBookLaura FrantzRevell / 2021 / ePub$9.99 Retail:4.5 out of 5 stars for Tidewater Bride - eBook. View reviews of this product. 57 Reviews
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BrendaLeeAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Loved This Book!March 4, 2021BrendaLeeAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Just the kind of book I love, one that catches my eye from the cover and interesting to the end.
I know it was hard times back in the 1600s but I loved the characters and the history was so fascinating. I get so close to the characters that touch my heart. I also love reading about their lives and how they lived from day to day. There is nothing like learning them through daily activities. I just love Xander and Selahs romance and the things that brought them closer to each other.
The author shows the tension between the Native people and the Jamestown people and some hard subjects are written about.
Historical Romance Fiction at its best and one I highly recommend if you like this genre at all. You might want to try it even if you are not sure. So good!!!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
Suzanne Sellner5 Stars Out Of 5Adventure Abounds in This Historical RomanceFebruary 21, 2021Suzanne SellnerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Having grown up in Virginia, I was immediately drawn to Tidewater Bride because of the setting. However, the main characters--Selah, who is intelligent, independent, and helpful with her father's general store, and Xander (short for Alexander) Renick, who is a successful tobacco farmer--are strong likeable characters. Xander is a leader in the community and a mediator between the white people and the Powhatan Indian nation; furthermore, he refuses to enslave anyone and chooses to have indentured servants work his farm rather than slaves. Adventure abounds in this historical romance set in the 1630s.
Mrs ARS5 Stars Out Of 5Danger, Love, and Tobacco BridesFebruary 20, 2021Mrs ARSQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Another author Frantz read that is rich in historical detail, concerning Jamestown in 1634. At this time the men outnumber the women and England has been sending over what has been dubbed as tobacco brides. Kind of like modern day speed dating, but where these women have especially been sent over to marry.
Selah Hopewell is probably the only single woman that is allowed to stay single, and she keeps herself fairly busy. The man that she secretly loves appears to be keeping to himself and he is very busy as well.
Xander Renick has been married before and lost his wife. He really didn't seem to be too much in a hurry to wed again. These two were so perfect for each other and their slow burn romance burned hotter and brighter every time they saw each other or spoke to one another. I could not wait until these two finally figured out how perfect they were for each other.
I watched the first season of a show about Jamestown and the brides that came and it ended up more or less being a soap opera. This story, I think really captured the ambience of the time and place, the dangers of attack from the Native Americans, or the attacks some unscrupulous men may have been plotting on the Native Americans. These were perilous times as life and land were at stake and these women willingly ventured to the New World to begin new lives with strangers. This was a very good historical with a few surprises of the life and times and the danger that the Jamestown folks face.
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
DianFlowW. Columbia, SCAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Fabulous Historical Fiction!February 12, 2021DianFlowW. Columbia, SCAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5With a glide of her seemingly magical quill, author Laura Frantz has once again written a hauntingly beautiful colonial tale--rich in historical details, colorful, realistic characters, and a burgeoning, angst-filled romance--guaranteed to cause the heart to palpitate madly on more than one occasion!
I became deeply invested in the lives of the handsome, enigmatic Xander, the pure-hearted, lovely Selah, her wonderful family...and wait till you meet charming, little Watseka! T'will be love at 1st sight for that sunny little butterfly!
Written in the poetic prose she is so well known for, Laura Frantz has outdone herself with this novel--set during the turbulent times between the Virginia colonies and the noble Powhatan. My heart was filled to overflowing and I found myself re-reading paragraphs just for the sheer beauty of them. Be sure to put 'Tidewater Bride' at the top of your wishlist...not to be missed!
*I received a copy of this novel from the author and Revell Publishing. I was not required to write a review and all opinions expressed are my own. I received no compensation for this review.*
BeccaRae5 Stars Out Of 5Loved it!February 8, 2021BeccaRaeQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As one who reads A LOT of historical fiction, I enjoy getting to dive back into time periods that are rarer to find in fiction. This story gripped me right from the beginning and I managed to read it in a single day. The characters were easy to connect with and the setting was beautifully crafted so that I felt as if I'd been sucked right into the heart of Colonial America. The author's love of history was evident through the pages and only served to further captivate me into the narrative. I liked that the romance didn't feel rushed or forced, but developed naturally through Selah and Xander's long-standing friendship. I grew so fond of the characters that I wasn't ready to let them go in the end. I liked that faith was not simply added to the story but was so richly etched into the being of the characters that it flowed through them as if second nature. I thoroughly adored this read and can't wait to see what Laura Frantz comes up with next.
*I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishers. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.