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The Seamstress of Acadie
By Laura Frantz
Historical Fiction, Inspirational Fiction
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & eBook, 416 Pages
January 9, 2024 by Revell 


As 1754 is drawing to a close, tensions between the French and the British on Canada's Acadian shore are reaching a fever pitch. Seamstress Sylvie Galant and her family--French-speaking Acadians wishing to remain neutral--are caught in the middle, their land positioned between two forts flying rival flags. Amid preparations for the celebration of Noël, the talk is of unrest, coming war, and William Blackburn, the British Army Ranger raising havoc across North America's borderlands.

As summer takes hold in 1755 and British ships appear on the horizon, Sylvie encounters Blackburn, who warns her of the coming invasion. Rather than participate in the forced removal of the Acadians from their land, he resigns his commission. But that cannot save Sylvie or her kin. Relocated on a ramshackle ship to Virginia, Sylvie struggles to pick up the pieces of her life. When her path crosses once more with William's, they must work through the complex tangle of their shared, shattered past to navigate the present and forge an enduring future.

Praise for the Book

“Frantz’s atmospheric writing is easy to sink into, from the grimness of the disease-riddled voyage to the ethereal Acadian landscape. While William and Sylvie’s romance is a slow burn, there’s a rewarding payoff to this tale of second chances born from tragedy. Frantz’s fans won’t be disappointed.”— Publisher’s Weekly

“This book is undoubtably one of the best books I've ever read. I loved the faith thread, I loved the light in the darkness theme, I loved the characters, I loved the hope brimming from almost every page. I loved the growth (through every struggle and triumph), and I loved the history embedded into each detail.”— Tasha, The Clean Read Book Club

“Fantastic story! The beautiful writing engages the reader from the beginning... Laura Frantz's books are exceptional because they evoke an abundance of emotions beyond the typical novel. I highly recommend this book to all historical fiction readers.”— Milena Bookish, Goodreads

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My Review

THE SEAMSTRESS OF ACADIE is one of those books that will stay memorable for years to come. Skillfully written, with likable characters and an intriguing plot, it's a book that readers will connect with as it pulls on all their emotions. A must read for inspirational historical romance fans!

Goodness! This book! I found the time period and the historical setting intriguing and fascinating. That was in part due to the fact that I haven't read any books set in this time period in Canada and involving characters like these. More importantly, it was also in part to the author's skill in writing a story with characters and a plot that I connected with and evoked all the feels. The family relationships, friendships, romance, faith, hardship, unjust warring, contrast between good and evil men, the different groups of people, all the historical details... all made for likable, endearing characters who were fully fleshed out, and a completely immersive story where everything wasn't tied up all prettily. There were tough, hard things these characters had to face. Loss and heartache. At the same time, there was faith, help and healing in surprising ways, and love. I adored these characters. Their strength and heart amidst the choices they had to make. It was one of those stories that feels realistic and made even better by the happiness found throughout and in the end after facing so much. It was one of the most inspiring and well written books I've read in some time.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I loved every page of this book from beginning to end! Highly recommended!

Content: Some innuendo and violence, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy through Austenprose PR, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Bestselling, award-winning author, Laura Frantz, has been writing stories since age seven. She is passionate about all things historical, particularly the 18th-century and her novels 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. Proud of her heritage, she is also a Daughter of the American Revolution. Though she will always consider Kentucky home, she and her husband live in Washington State.

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. Foreign language editions include French, Dutch, Spanish, Slovakian, German & Polish.

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