Though Magnus MacLeish and Lark MacDougall grew up on the same castle grounds, Magnus is now laird of the great house and the Isle of Kerrera. Lark is just the keeper of his bees–and the woman who could provide an elixir to help his ailing wife conceive and bear him an heir. But when his wife dies suddenly, Magnus and Lark find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of accusations, expelled from their beloved island, and sold as indentured servants across the Atlantic. Can they make a new beginning in this New World? Or will their hopes be dashed against the rocky coastline of the Virginia colony?
Laura Frantz’s prose sparkles with authenticity as she digs into her own family history to share this breathless tale of love, exile, and courage in colonial America.
My thoughts and giveaway:
This is a beautiful story or how God can work things together for our good and His glory.
Laura painted a beautiful landscape of Scotland and then the horrific picture of what can happen if you are a criminal, or thought to be.
I had no idea how this book was going to all work out, but of course it did.
Laura’s writing dives into the deep and I don’t find her books a quick, easy read but highly satisfying and enjoyable.
And if anyone else watches Poldark I can’t help but think the girl on the cover looks like Demelza 🙂
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A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own.
Love her books
She is extremely talented!
I also have a bit of Scottish blood in my veins. This looks interesting. Adding to my Wish List.
Hope you get a chance to read it, Judy!
Thank you , looking forward to reading this book! Happy New year
Happy New Year to you as well 😉
ooh! This sounds like a wonderful adventurous story. I can’t wait to read it. Laura has a great talent for story telling.
Yes, she does!
I’m glad to hear you liked the book! I’m excited to read it!
Thanks for commenting!
I’ve been LONGING TO READ THIS since JUNE! 😀
HAPPY NEW YEAR! ❤
Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
I hope you get the chance.
I love Laura’s books, and have been eagerly awaiting this one! I too was reminded of Demelza with hair that color. Thank you for the chance to win and read Magnus and Lark’s story.
I always love Laura’s books. Thanks for your review and chance to win A Bound Heart.
You’re welcome, Pam.
From the first time I saw the cover of A Bound Heart I was captivated! The girl on the cover instantly reminded me of Demelza from Poldark. 🙂 The storyline sounds so good! I am looking forward to reading it!! Thanks for your wonderful review and a chance to win a copy of this book!!!
The story gets better and better the more you get into the book 🙂
Thank you for the information and review – this sounds a fascinating story. I love history and have done quite a bit of genealogical research in Scotland and VA, during the 1600-1700 time periods.
Need to read this! I love the background information! Love stories based on real happings. Thanks!
I was already excited to read this book before, but now that I know that it has something to do with Laura’s own family history, I really can’t wait to read it!! I’m a huge genealogy buff, and this kind of story appeals to me so much!
Very cool 🙂
I love books written on the spiritual theme that you mentioned, “how God can work things together for our good and His glory.” I’m looking forward to reading this book. Thank you for offering a chance to win a copy.
Me too 🙂
I love that God can work things together for us and his glory! We may not always realize it at the time, but it is always the truth!
Sounds like a must read!
Laura Frantz is one of my favorite authors! I excited to read A Bound Heart!
Laura’s books are the best! The kind of book you take time to read and savor.
I have recently started reading Laura’s books and this one looks delightful!! Would love to win.