Historical Fiction, Review

Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz

To my great delight and in a brilliant step outside of readers’ expectations, Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz is set in an earlier time period and more eastern locale than her other works!

about the book

 Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz

Tidewater Bride by Laura FrantzSelah Hopewell, Virginia Colony’s most eligible woman, is busy matchmaking for a ship of brides, though she has no wish to wed.

Xander Renick is perhaps the most eligible tobacco lord in the settlement, but he is already wedded to his business and still grieves the loss of his wife, daughter of the Powhatan chief.

Can two fiercely independent people find happiness and fulfillment on their own? Or will they discover that what they’ve been missing in life has been right in front of them all along?

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my thoughts

A devoted fan of historical fiction, I cherish the familiarity of literarily rambling through the late 1700 backwoods of Kentucky or Virginia. However, the heart call of storied places yet to be explored is undeniable.

Set more than 100 years earlier than any previous Frantz story, Tidewater Bride possesses a daring frontier flair. As the author invites readers to experience the early years of James Towne, heightened adversity, timeless bravery, and genuine compassion permeate the story. Engaging characters grieve, struggle, and eventually triumph. 

This inspiring story of unity, hope, and love is precisely what the world needs at such a time as this. Tidewater Bride is a story I look forward to revisiting in the years to come and I highly recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. I was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.


about the author

Laura Frantz

Award-winning, bestselling author Laura Frantz is passionate about all things historical, particularly the 18th-century, and writes her manuscripts in longhand first. Her stories often incorporate Scottish themes that reflect her family heritage. She is a direct descendant of George Hume, Wedderburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland, who was exiled to the American colonies for his role in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, settled in Virginia, and is credited with teaching George Washington surveying in the years 1748-1750. Frantz lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.

According to Publishers Weekly, “Frantz has done her historical homework.” With her signature attention to historical detail and emotional depth, she is represented by Janet Kobobel Grant, Literary Agent & Founder, Books & Such Literary Agency of Santa Rosa, California.  Visit Laura’s website!


also available

The Frontiersman's Daughter by Laura Frantz Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz A Bound Heart by Laura Frantz An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz


Do you have any of America’s earliest colonists in your family tree, reader friends?
Be sure to add Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz to your tbr! 

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