After three standalone novels, Laura Frantz embarks on her first series, The Ballantyne Legacy (Revell) with the release of Love’s Reckoning. “In this sweeping family saga spanning four books, one man’s choices in love and work, in friends and enemies, set the stage for generations to come,” says Laura. Blacksmith Silas Ballantyne plans to complete his apprenticeship in Pennsylvania and move west, but he doesn’t count on the determination of master blacksmith Leige Lee and his two appealing daughters to keep him from the journey.

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2012 issue of FamilyFiction digital magazine. Subscribe for free today!

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About The Author

Laura Frantz credits her grandmother as being the catalyst for her fascination with Kentucky history. Frantz's family followed Daniel Boone into Kentucky in the late eighteenth century and settled in Madison County, where her family still resides. Frantz is the author of The Frontiersman's Daughter and Courting Morrow Little and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington with her husband and two sons.