The Rose and the Thistle by Laura Frantz | Historical Romance Review

The Rose and the Thistle by Laura Frantz

The Rose and the Thistle
Historical Fiction

In 1715, Lady Blythe Hedley's father is declared an enemy of the British crown because of his Jacobite sympathies, forcing her to flee her home in northern England. Secreted to the tower of Wedderburn Castle in Scotland, Blythe quietly awaits the crowning of a new king. But in a house with seven sons and numerous servants, her presence soon becomes known.

No sooner has Everard Hume lost his father, Lord Wedderburn, than Lady Hedley arrives with her maid in tow. He has his own problems--a volatile brother with dangerous political leanings, an estate to manage, and a very young brother in need of comfort and direction. It would be best for everyone if he could send this misfit heiress on her way as soon as possible.

In this whirlwind of intrigue, ambitions, and shifting alliances, Blythe yearns for someone she can trust. But the same forces that draw her and Everard together also threaten to tear them apart.

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My Thoughts

I love a well written historical fiction story. I especially enjoy it when it is full of Lords and Ladies and all things aristocracy. Add in the writing talent of Laura Frantz and I'm just over the moon.

All the delightful aspects are involved in this tale. The newly titled Lord Wedderburn is a mixture of brooding intrigue and rugged determination. He is thrust into the situation and is none to happy about it but he has such high esteem for his father that he chooses to honor his wishes.

Lady Hedley is the epitome of stoic grace as she is whisked away from her home to be delivered to a strange castle in Scotland. So much is different and she can't help but long for home but as Lord Wedderburn she also dearly loves her father and respects his wishes.

This is a fascinating time in history and I enjoyed traveling along with these two as they traversed the tricky situations and found common ground. If you enjoy historical fiction just go ahead and add this title to your list. You will not regret it.

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Laura Frantz


I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.


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