A Gilded Life

Laura Frantz Books, faith, Heroes and Heroines, History, Inspiration, Novel News, Reading, Uncategorized, Writing

Authors have vivid imaginations which is why I envision the rest of the story with my 6th great-grandfather, George Hume, the inspiration behind my new release A BOUND HEART. As I was researching and writing this story of my heart & heritage, I kept wondering what might have happened to me as a direct descendant if ‘Immigrant George’ as he …

Christmas Punch

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A family favorite! 2 (2 quart) bottles chilled Cran*Raspberry juice (no-sugar-added but sweetened with fruit juice), 1 (1 liter) bottle of chilled club soda, 6 cups orange juice (we like fresh squeezed but that’s a lot of oranges!) Fresh oranges {thinly sliced}, raspberries or cranberries for garnish In a large punch bowl, mix together Cran*Raspberry juice, soda and orange juice. …

George who?

Laura Frantz Books, Heroes and Heroines, History, Inspiration, Uncategorized

Every century has its name preferences. The 18th-century is full of Marthas and Anns and Janes. I even have my hero jest about it in novel 11 when he meets the heroine whose name is more uncommon. As far as manly names, George reigns! Indeed, King George fought a war with America over its independence and now there’s the present …