Thursday, February 3, 2022

Book Review - A Heart Adrift by Laura Frantz

My Review

A Heart Adrift is a historical novel set in Colonial Virginia.  Esmee Shaw is a chocolatier who surprisingly meets her long lost love Captain Henri Lennox again.  As they both work for the Colonial cause, will they also find love again?

I wanted to read this novel because I love historical fiction.  I don't see a lot of historical novels set in Colonial America, so I found the setting particularly intriguing.  I have also read (and enjoyed) fiction by Laura Frantz before.

This is such a wonderful, swept away type love story.  It was such an engrossing story.  I loved the aspect of the old loves reuniting and trying to see if their romance will work out a second time around.

Esmee was a fascinating protagonist. I enjoyed reading about her work as a chocolatier and admired her strength and courage.

I really enjoyed A Heart Adrift and recommend it for other fans of historical fiction.

Book Synopsis

It is 1755, and the threat of war with France looms over colonial York, Virginia. Chocolatier Esmée Shaw is fighting her own battle of the heart. Having reached her twenty-eighth birthday, she is reconciled to life alone after a decade-old failed love affair from which she's never quite recovered. But she longs to find something worthwhile to do with her life.

Captain Henri Lennox has returned to port after a lengthy absence, intent on completing the lighthouse in the dangerous Chesapeake Bay, a dream he once shared with Esmée. But when the colonial government asks him to lead a secret naval expedition against the French, his future is plunged into uncertainty.

Can Esmée and Henri'sshared vision and dedication to the colonial cause heal the wounds of the past and reunite them? 

Author Bio

Laura Frantz is a Christy Award winner and the ECPA bestselling author of a dozen novels, including An Uncommon WomanTidewater Bride, The Frontiersman's DaughterCourting Morrow LittleThe Colonel's LadyThe Lacemaker, and A Bound Heart. She is a proud mom to an American soldier and a career firefighter. When not at home in Kentucky, she and her husband live in Washington State. Learn more at