Nashville, TN (January 3, 2023)
Christy Award–winning Christian fiction author Laura Frantz delves deep into her Scottish heritage to create a story that is rich in historical detail and accuracy. In her new book, The Rose and the Thistle, Frantz takes readers to her ancestral home, Wedderburn Castle in Berwickshire, Scotland, to bring a breathtaking tale of intrigue, shifting allegiances, and temptations of the heart.

The Rose and the Thistle
Laura Frantz
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance
Release Date: January 3, 2023

ISBN-10: ‎ 080074067X
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0800740672

Book Summary:
Amid the Jacobite uprising in 1715, Lady Blythe Hedley’s father is declared an enemy of the British crown because of his Jacobite sympathies. Forced to flee her home, Blythe is secreted away to Wedderburn Castle in the Scottish Lowlands to stay with longtime allies of her powerful Northumbrian family. While she awaits the crowning of the new king, she becomes acquainted with the Humes, the “Spears of Wedderburn,” who call the castle their home.

Of the seven sons, it is Everard, Lord Fast, who intrigues Blythe the most. But their faith and their politics divide them. Everard is also grappling with his own problems—a volatile brother with dangerous political leanings, an estate to manage, and a very young brother in need of comfort and direction in the wake of losing their father. It would be best for everyone if he could send this misfit heiress on her way as soon as possible.

In this whirlwind of intrigue, ambitions, and shifting alliances, Blythe yearns for someone she can trust. But the same forces that draw her and Everard together also threaten to tear them apart.


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About The Author

Laura Frantz is a Christy Award finalist and the ECPA bestselling author of several books, including The Frontiersman's Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, The Colonel's Lady, The Mistress of Tall Acre, A Moonbow Night, and The Ballantyne Legacy series. She lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.