Love's Awakening

I really enjoyed reading Love's Awakening by Laura Franz.   This is the second book in the Ballantyne Legacy.  The first book, Love's Reckoning told the history of Silas and Eden Ballantyne, while this one follows their daughter, Elinor.  

Elinor Ballantyne returns home to Pittsburgh after four years of schooling in Philadelphia.  She returns to many changes and new dangers.  On the final leg of her journey home, she is caught in a storm.  Jack Turlock, from the notorious Turlock whiskey family helps her home.  When Elinor starts a day school, Jack's sister, Chloe, wants to be her student despite the tension between the families.  Jack and Elinor both struggle with what they are feeling for each other, knowing that a future together is impossible.  

Set against the backdrop of slavery and abolition, the plot is full of excitement and adventure.  I fell in love with the characters, even some of the secondary ones.  My only was complaint was that I wanted a little more detail on Jack's growth. I wish we had seen when he made his decision to change.  Other than that, I loved this book and it's predecessor.  I would definitely recommend this to all!  

I did receive my copy in exchange for my honest review.  


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