Though Magnus MacLeish and Lark MacDougall grew up on the same castle grounds, Magnus is now laird of the great house and the Isle of Kerrera. Lark is but the keeper of his bees and the woman he is hoping will provide a tincture that might help his ailing wife conceive and bear him an heir. But when his wife dies suddenly, Magnus and Lark find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of accusations, expelled from their beloved island, and sold as indentured servants across the Atlantic. Yet even when all hope seems dashed against the rocky coastline of the Virginia colony, it may be that in this New World the two of them could make a new beginning–together.
Laura Frantz’s prose sparkles with authenticity and deep feeling as she digs into her own family history to share this breathless tale of love, exile, and courage in Colonial America.
A Bound Heart by Laura Frantz is an emotionally gripping story. One that lead me on an adventure after adventure. From exploring the castles and communities in Scotland to traveling to America, I was captivated. Laura Frantz also took me to Jamaica. I wasn’t expecting that journey at all.
The main characters were at one time on the same side of society until one of them fell apart. Then everything changed. New roles and demanding positions lead to a vast of emotions. Like the Laird thinking more and more about a particular lass. Lark is a young lass who makes herbal remedies. Everyone likes her. I enjoyed watching, listening, and following these two destined characters to their fate.
Humor, warmth, and intrigue captured my full attention. Immediately, I could not stop reading this action-packed romantic Scotland tale. Some scenes were heartbreaking and other were funny and sweet. Hope managed to carry through as a main theme throughout the book. A Bound Heart is similar to Poldark in ways. Both capture historical movements and new opportunities.