by Laura Frantz
By now, you have probably guessed that I am a big Laura Frantz fan. Her books always enlighten me on a piece of history that I didn’t know as well as endearing characters whose struggles make the book impossible to stop reading!
A Bound Heart was such a book. I was still taking classes when first reading this book and during lunch breaks, I would rush to my room to read as long as time would allow. I was basically trying to isolate myself from others so that I could read (#SocialDistancing before it was a thing 😉)! Frantz’ description of the Scotland islands and culture compelled me to think, “Why am I not in Scotland right now!?” The beauty of the landscape, characters, and Scottish brogue made the book fascinating.
Childhood friends, Lark MacDougall and Magnus MacLeish, laird of the island, are torn apart when Magnus marries a wealthy city woman who’s inability to conceive a child leaves the island worried that they may never have an heir. BUT the story does not just end there… when Lark is falsely accused of murder, Magnus will be forced to make decisions that will forever alter his and Lark’s journey.
Lark and Magnus are steadfast and loyal whose high moral character consistently shows that when faced with difficulties, the only way forward is to do the next right thing.
The book did leave me full of questions, and in the spirit of “no spoilers”, I will not relate them now. But I do wish there was a second novel to couple A Bound Heart!
Tip: Listen to the audiobook version. The reader’s Scottish brogue during the dialogue really makes the characters and culture come to life!
Red Review: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
*** 5 Stars: Compelling Characters, Well-Written, Interesting Storyline, Unable to Stop, Desire to Re-Read