Today I want to celebrate one of my favorite authors!
There’s a special reason why I want to celebrate her this month more than usual.
What is that reason, you may ask?
I get to spend a WEEKEND with her in her Kentucky cabin talking about life, writing, and Jesus!!!
Yes, I do!
And since I’m reading her newest novel, The Lacemaker, and have been an AVID fan of hers for a long time, I’m delighted to share with YOU a few of her books!
I read my first book of hers in 2010 – The Frontiersman’s Daughter. Woohoo! Can I just say…WATERFALLS!
The Colonel’s Lady held me spellbound. Oh my, the Colonel!!
Then there was her beautiful Ballantyne Legacy series. SILAS!!!
Sorry, I’m enthralled by well-done heroes.
All of her books hold a lyrical quality, as she not only uses words to communicate a story but create a world in which the reader is not only drawn into the Colonial era and landscape, but also experiences the emotions of her characters. The pages are thick with descriptions and historical depth. Her characters breathe.
And those amazing qualities are NOTHING compared to the actual author!
A southern Appalachian lady, her accent soothes the listener like being called to sit near a fire and hear her spin a yarn. Her heart for the Lord shines in her ready smile and gentle words. She encourages, creates, and inspires.
Now, I DO believe I’ve given enough hints for you to know the author I’m raving about!!
The amazing Laura Frantz!
Oh yes, indeedie!!!
I cannot wait to spend some time by her fire in her cabin listening to her calming accent, because…well, I’m a southern Appalachian writer/dreamer too.
In celebration of my wonderful excursion, I’m giving away a paper copy of Laura’s book, Courting Morrow Little.
Leave a comment with your answer to the following question to have your name put in the drawing.
Have you read any of Laura’s books?
If not, which one would you like to read?
If so, do you have a favorite?
Laura also has a few of her books on SALE right now too!