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A Heart Adrift

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A Virginia chocolatier and a privateering sea captain collide once more after a failed love affair a decade before. Will a war and a cache of regrets keep them apart? Or will a new shared vision reunite them?*****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.

Will a war and a cache of regrets keep them apart, or can their shared vision and dedication to the colonial cause heal the wounds of the past? Bestselling and award-winning author Laura Frantz whisks you away to a time fraught with peril--on the sea and in the heart--in this redemptive, romantic story.

Genre: Inspirational

Praise for this book

"A Heart Adrift firmly anchors readers during the stirrings of the hardly remembered French and Indian War. And in the middle of that storm, it shines a light on providential grace and the beauty of redemptive love." - Kimberly Duffy

"The perfect blend of history, faith, and love in all its forms, this tale of second chances and brave choices swept me away. Laura Frantz brings colonial coastal Virginia to life so well, I could almost taste the salty sea breeze. Expertly crafted and elegantly penned, A Heart Adriftproves once again why this author ranks among my all-time favorites. Highly recommended for fans of historical fiction." - Jocelyn Green

"A Heart Adrift is a lush treatise on love lost and found at the intersection of ambition and desire. While Esmee endeared me as a woman with agency and intellect persevering against the rigid constructs of her time period, Henri's passion to forge a life with the woman he loves while encroaching danger looms awakened every last one of my romantic sensibilities. Laura Frantz's rich tapestry of history and heroism is destined to dazzle readers of Susanna Kearsley and Diana Gabaldon-- all while luring new fans with its intricate plot, delicious pacing and welcome intrigue. This long established queen of epic historical fiction is at the height of her game. And I know I speak for many when I happily say: I cannot wait to see where she sweeps us away to next!" - Rachel McMillan

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