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An Uncommon Woman - Laura Frantz

Saturday, February 29, 2020


My Rating

★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book

Unflinching and plainspoken, Tessa Swan is not your typical 18th-century woman. Born and bred on the western Virginia frontier along with her five brothers, she is a force to be reckoned with.

Quiet and courageous, Clay Tygart is not your typical 18th-century man. Raised by Lenape Indians, he returns a hero from the French and Indian War to the fort that bears his name, bringing with him Tessa’s long-lost friend, Keturah, a redeemed Indian captive like himself.

Determined to avoid any romantic entanglements as fort commander, Clay remains aloof whenever he encounters the lovely Tessa. But when she is taken captive by the tribe Clay left, his hand–and heart–are forced, leading to one very private and one very public reckoning.

Intense, evocative, and laced with intricate historical details that bring the past to life, An Uncommon Woman will transport you to the picturesque and dangerous western Virginia mountains of 1770. (from the author's website)

My Thoughts

Oh, my giddy heart! What passion! What romance! What heart-pounding, breath-stealing, jaw-dropping adventures. Reader be warned...Once you reach chapter 28...you WILL have to finish the rest of the book in one sitting.

The layers of story woven together into a single book is brilliant! Although I am now ready for about 15 more books with all of these amazing people that I never want to leave! Ms. Frantz is the Queen of Swoon. Clay and Tessa's relationship was full of beauty and tenderness and all the sizzling passion (appropriate for clean inspirational read hehe).

His slow smile making her wish she could sit her woozy self down.

I love the details in this book. They are so vibrant and rich that I felt like I could hear the forest...Smell the harvest...and feel the frontier. I have read several of Laura Frantz's novels now and each one seems to linger for days. They are books to savor. To let sink down into your soul. The #bookhangover was bad with this one.

If you love the Colonial Era...set on the frontier...with richness and passion...I highly encourage you to pick up this book and get lost within these pages with Clay and Tessa...who knows...maybe you will find something as well. 

I received a copy of An Uncommon Woman as partner of JustRead Tours. Being a publicity company, JustRead Tours received money to promote this book. However, this did not influence my review. I was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.


About the Author

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.


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