A Sea Captain & A Chocolatier—with Laura Frantz

A Sea Captain & A Chocolatier—with Laura Frantz


Today I share a conversation with historical fiction author Laura Frantz. I also had Laura on the show in late 2020. You can find that episode here. Today we discuss her newest book, A Heart Adrift. We also talk about the history of Acadia and how we can learn from our mistakes throughout history

Here’s a description of Laura’s novel from Revell, the publisher:

Award-winning author Laura Frantz has a passion for bringing the distant past to life in her enchanting novels. Her signature style sweeps readers away in a whirlwind of romance, adventure, and rich history. In
Frantz’s newest novel, A Heart Adrift, readers will step back in time to the 1700s—a time fraught with peril both on the sea and in the heart.

In 1775, the threat of war with France is looming over York, Virginia. But Esmée Shaw is fighting her own battle of the heart. Although she is reconciled to live life alone, she still struggles with the loss of a decade-old
love affair that she has never quite recovered from.
Captain Henri Lennox has returned to York after a lengthy absence. He is determined to finally complete the lighthouse in the dangerous Chesapeake Bay—a dream that he and Esmée shared. Although Esmée initially avoids Henri, her desire to make a difference in life entices her to join his undertaking. However, when the colonial government asks Henri to lead a secret naval expedition against the French, Henri’s future is plunged into uncertainty, and he is torn between his feelings for Esmée and his call to duty.

Will a war and a cache of regrets keep Esmée and Henri apart, or can their shared vision and dedication to the colonial cause heal the wounds of the past?

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Novels Laura mentioned about Acadia:

Promises to Keep by Genevieve Graham (affiliate)

Jeanne Degas of Acadia by Cassie Deveaux Cohoon (affiliate)

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  • Rhonda Giesbrecht
    Posted at 18:20h, 21 March Reply

    I listened to this episode recently and in it one or both of you mentioned wanting to know of any other novels about Acadia. I would recommend the Song of Acadia series by Janette Oke and T. Davis Bunn, followed by the Heirs of Acadia series by T. Davis Bunn and Isabella Bunn. Maybe you can pass this on to Laura Frantz if she wants to know, too. Thanks! I enjoy listening to your podcast 🙂

    • Alison Treat
      Posted at 05:27h, 22 March Reply

      Thanks so much for the recommendations, Rhonda! I can’t believe we didn’t know about those series. I’m so glad you enjoyed the podcast!

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