The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz

The Lacemaker

When colonial Williamsburg explodes like a powder keg on the eve of the American Revolution, Lady Elisabeth "Liberty" Lawson is abandoned by her fiance and suspected of being a spy for the hated British. No one comes to her aid save the Patriot Noble Rynallt, a man with formidable enemies of his own. Liberty is left with a terrible choice. Will the Virginia belle turned lacemaker side with the radical revolutionaries, or stay true to her English ...

Details The Lacemaker

TitleThe Lacemaker
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Fiction

Reviews The Lacemaker

  • Deanne Patterson
    What drew you to this book? Was it the cover,the synopsis,the author,the reviews? For me it was all of them. Just when you say to yourself that you've read all of Laura Frantz's books and they were excellent and she couldn't possibly do it again she takes the Christian fiction world by storm and turns out another masterpiece! Lacemaker Lady Elisabeth "Liberty" Lawson has been making lace since she was five years old. Her world has been turned ups...
  • Beth
    The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz brings to mind words that I don’t use in ordinary conversation – decadent, sumptuous, exhilarating – decadent romance, sumptuous historical detail, and exhilarating events captured my imagination with ease. In previous books, Frantz has proven that she has a strong knowledge of frontier life, with all the dangers and beauty that come with it. In this story, she takes on the time leading up to the American Revol...
  • Melissa Tagg
    Could. not. stop. reading. I loooooove Laura Frantz's writing and The Lacemaker reminded me just so completely transports me. It's gorgeous and lilting and perfect. I loved watching Elisabeth / Liberty transform in this story. I found myself inwardly cheering for her as she grew in strength and resolve. And of the best heroes I've read in a long time. The two things I loved most about him: How important hospitality, especiall...
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Wow. This is a book that kept me thinking about it long after I finished. The pace is somewhat slow, but steady as the characters are developed and events occur that lead us to the heart of the story. The historical details are ones to savor as the world of Colonial Virginia is richly laid out and I felt like I could step right into the setting. It was fascinating to witness the shift Elizabeth experiences from opulence to desperate circumstances...
  • Staci
    Laura Frantz has a beautiful writing style. Both main characters were lovely and noble. Reading The Lacemaker was a brief visit to colonial Williamsburg. The author does a great job of creating the mood or feel of the setting.
  • Hannah
    An absorbing and atmospheric story, set in colonial Williamsburg at the outset of the Revolution. The Tories are threatened by the Patriots, and emotions are running high. All Elisabeth Anne Lawson is supposed to be concentrating on is her imminently-approaching marriage to Miles, a local landowner, a trusted Tory.But Elisabeth's heart is drawn to her homeland and the Patriots longing for freedom. The closer it gets to her wedding-day, the higher...
  • Carrie Turansky
    Wonderful story! I enjoyed this trip back to Virginia in the 1700s. Laura's research brings the world of Colonial Williamsburg to life. The characters are memorable and unique. Well done!
  • Charlene
    Now this is what I call a beautiful Christian historical romance!! Let me start with my personal challenges: 1. I'm not a big historical fiction fan. However I have decided to step out of my comfort zone this year. So as this book was on sale and a buddy group was reading, I thought I would give it go. 2. Not being a big fan of historical fiction the "'Twas" and the old language used was extremely difficult for me at first. So I started by readin...
  • Rachel McMillan
    GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!For the love of freakin' turtles. What do we even do with a book like this? Apparently, I can only just slosh a bunch of thoughts together with little cohesion, so settle in.What I want to do is have the words at my disposal to give it douse it with the lauds and laurels it deserves. But it was such a whizbang of a finger-tip-tingling-exuberant experience that I don't know if I should try or just GUSH the HECK OUTTA IT !So b...
  • Olivia
    It's hard to know where to even begin. There's a gentleness about this book-in the writing style, characters, and storyline. I was hesitant about this book at first, because of the synopsis. I'm not a fan of bad father stories, so I was a little hesitant. Much to my relief, I found it written well. Yep, he was a bad father, but not just because he asked Liberty to do a couple things she didn't want to. I'm impressed with how deep the characters m...
  • Katie Hanna
    Mixed feelings, y'all. I enjoyed most of this book; but the second half ran into the shallows and couldn't seem to get out. *sigh* What I liked: - A+++ worldbuilding. I seriously mean that. The author did a fantastic job making Revolution-era Williamsburg feel real and lush and tangible--which, let's be honest, I hardly ever feel when I read because most literary description leaves me cold. I'm infamously picky about this stuff :-P Trust me when ...
  • Melissa
    RT Top Pick for January 2018Frantz once again pens a novel so rich in historical detail that readers will become immersed in the setting and time period. The sights, sounds, smells and atmosphere of 1775 Colonial America are beautifully woven into a captivating romance story. And ah, the romance! The relationship development between Elisabeth (Liberty) and Noble causes both sighs and goosebumps as it progresses. There are many instances of peril,...
  • Megan
    Wow, what a beautiful story! I just recently read my first Laura Frantz books and loved them (the first two books in the Ballantyne Legacy). So I had a feeling I would love this one as well, and I did—so very much!Ms. Frantz has such a way of writing and describing detail that transports the reader to colonial Williamsburg. Her setting is so well written that it takes on a life of its own and almost becomes as important a part of the story as t...
  • Loraine
    This was a truly mesmerizing story. Lady Elizabeth Lawson is the daughter of one of the Lords of England who is part of the ruling Tory government of Virginia. Genteel and pampered, she has lived a life of ease and wealth spending her days sewing, lacemaking, and partying. Noble Rynallt is a Welsh descendent with a large Virginia estate who finds himself in league with the Patriot independence seekers and is compatriots with George Washington and...
  • Michelle
    I adore every book written by Laura Frantz. Much to my delight this lovely book arrived in the mail early! I have met Laura and after meeting her it makes me love her books all the more, she is the sweetest most down to earth lady! Anywho, this book is wonderful! I LOVE this time period of 1775 and the characters are very well written. Elisabeth is such a unique character, I am not sure how to explain but she is not what you would expect. Honestl...
  • Sarita
    The cover of this book grabbed my attention and when it was on sale I purchased a copy.The historical facts in this story is detailed and very accurate. Top that with intriguing plots, characters you can love and some twists, and you have a great Historical fiction. Why then the 3 stars? I struggled to get into the story for the first half of the book. It just went so slow for me. There was some references I didn't get with my limited historical ...
  • Hannah
    Every time I finish a Laura Frantz novel I immediately feel bereft. As if a visit with an old friend has come to an end and I’m sad to say ‘goodbye’. Whether you’re a long-time fan or first-time reader, Frantz does not disappoint. Historically rich and heart-tuggingly sweet, this story will weave its way around your heart and leave you with a bittersweet but satisfied sigh.In 1775 colonial Williamsburg, Lady Elizabeth Lawson’s world has...
  • Andrea Boyd
    Noble Rynallt is just… perfect. Seriously, I can’t think of one area in which he lacks. Well, maybe one. He was a little slow starting the, um, honeymoon, but I’m sure that was for the benefit of the reader. This isn’t the first time one of Laura Frantz’s heroes has ended up on my Book Boyfriend list, and I doubt it will be the last. As a matter of fact, I don’t believe I have given one of her novels below five stars. I love how she b...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    "Her heart-her whole heart-turned over in such a poignant rush that all strength seemed to leave her."Colonial Williamsburg is 1775 is a dangerous place to be. Loyalties are divided and war is on the horizon. Lady Elisabeth Lawson, daughter of the British lieutenant governor, is on the verge of marriage to a man picked out by her father. Even though her life seems in order, the times are explosive. Her fiancé's cousin, Noble Rynallt is a Patriot...
  • Rebecca
    "Therefore my harp is turned to mourning and my flute to the sound of those who weep."Daughter of the wealthy British lieutenant governor of Virginia, Lady Elisabeth Lawson has never truly known the meaning of the name her mother once loving bestowed upon her; "Liberty". Impending nuptials manage to consume nearly all of her attention, even though her groom has been noticeably absent; humiliating both of them by sending his cousin, Noble Rynallt,...
  • Sarah Monzon
    A sweeping tale with amazing historical detail! The beginning of the book started out a little slow for my taste, but layer upon layer was served up into a delicious story that leaves the reader satisfied. Noble was definitely a swoon-worthy hero in my eyes (I think I have a thing for heroes that use terms of endearment in another language) and Libby grew into a gentle strength that she wasn't aware she possessed at the beginning. I've always wan...
  • Maureen Timerman
    The author has set this story at the beginnings of the American Revolution and soon we are experiencing it up close and personal, and walk in both Elisabeth aka Liberty, and Nobel Rynallt a patriot, shoes.We wonder for a little bit whether one or both of these people, that the author has made us care about, will live through the turmoil that is falling about them. The setting for this read is Virginia, and we are still under the Kings rule, but t...
  • Melanie
    The Lacemaker was a satisfying historical read. The characters were interesting and I enjoyed the romance greatly. The beginning of the book was a little tough for me. I'm not sure if it was some of the language that took some getting used to or just that I had to get familiar with the setting/characters. Regardless, I felt that the story continued to get better and better as it progressed...and when I got deep into the story, I enjoyed it immens...
  • Brittany
    I have been thinking for days of what words I should type to leave an adequate review of The Lacemaker. One look at the gorgeous cover and the detailed lace, and the reader can catch a small glimpse of the beauty and intricacy of the story within its pages.The pace of this book quite captivated me. While the events and situations related to the heated emotions present at the beginning of the American Revolution lent an urgency to the story, the a...
  • Jocelyn Green
    The Lacemaker is everything we've grown to love about Laura Frantz's books, with an extra dash of suspense, intrigue, and drama. I was swept from a fine English townhome in Williamsburg to a Welsh estate along the James River, to a colonial tavern, and even to a prison ship. This novel is full of heart and history, demonstrating a wonderful blend of both. Once again, Frantz proves herself to be a master storyteller, using words like a painter use...
  • Abigail
    Warning: This book is going to hit you in the heart more times than you can count. Be prepared for giddiness, but also tears. I have warned you, so read at your own risk. When colonial Williamsburg explodes like a powder keg on the eve of the American Revolution, Lady Elisabeth "Liberty" Lawson is abandoned by her fiancé and suspected of being a spy for the hated British. No one comes to her aid save the Patriot Noble Rynallt, a man with formida...
  • Clara
    Black and white. That's how Elisabeth Lawson's world can be described at the beginning of the book. Everything in her life is determined by her father - who she'll marry, where she can go, where her loyalties are. He's taken her freedom, her happiness and her mother away from her. There are few spots in her life where her father hasn't shown his fisted demanding hand. Basically, her music, her lacemaking, her gardening, and her faith. And, once h...
  • Rachael
    I’ve read all of the books by Ms. Frantz, and this one definitely falls in the top three, which is really saying something. Her books are generally very character driven. This one was, but the setting was so real it’s as if I personally saw Patrick Henry. The writing of the scenes was SO realistic it made this book come alive! As a result of this being such a tremendous read, my words fail at describing it so I highly recommend you just read ...
  • Ashley Nikole
    Anwylyd. *sigh* Goodness me, I'm shook. What a tale- what a romance- what characters. Laura has captivated me with yet another of her gloriously whimsical and utterly immsersive novels. I'm used to her books being set in the Frontier time/era/location and loved them (I'm not even a frontier type of reader but she turned me into one, ha), but she seamlessly wrote a Colonial-era read, leading into the War of Independence, and had me fall in love wi...