Laura Frantz faith, Memoir, Uncategorized

 Today I woke up and my first thought was, “I don’t want to live in a world without Ginger.” I don’t usually post something like this in my journal here but amid a pandemic that has suddenly turned personal, I can’t help but write in the hope it might help someone else whose heart is broken. Yesterday my dear friend …

Cover Reveal!

Laura Frantz Book Covers, Books, Colonial, Heroes and Heroines, Historical Fiction, History, Novel News, Uncategorized, Writing News

So happy to reveal the cover for my 13th historical novel releasing January 4th, 2020, compliments of my publisher, Revell. Thanks also for the novel excerpt & video! E-reader, Audio, & Large Print versions coming soon… It is 1755, and the threat of war with France looms over colonial York, Virginia. Chocolatier Esmée Shaw is fighting her own battle of …

Reader Interest Survey!

Laura Frantz at my desk, Authors, Books, Reading Friends, Uncategorized

Dear readers, I would love to get to know you a bit better! To help with that, my publisher, Revell, put together a short survey for you to share a bit more about your interests and hobbies. It should only take a few minutes to complete, and the best part is that everyone who responds can enter a special giveaway …

Supper Guests

Laura Frantz History, Travel, Uncategorized

Being a lover of all things British, I follow Lady Carnarvon’s blog and was inspired by her recent Supper Guests post here. Which led me to consider who I’d invite to supper if I could! And which reminded me of touring Inveraray Castle in Scotland and this place setting I’d captured while there. It belies the grandeur and elegance of …


Laura Frantz Uncategorized

Having been to Scotland for research and pleasure in the past and then postponing another trip last year, I’ve had time to dream & plan another venture. And I’d love to take you with me! Either virtually {we’ll be sharing lots of photos/videos} or in person, here’s an invitation to travel alongside us in May 2022… Longtime author friend, Pepper …

Fun February Giveaway!

Laura Frantz Authors, Giveaways, Historical Fiction, Uncategorized

Another fun giveaway for five winners! Just when you thought February couldn’t get any sweeter;) I’m excited to partner with some of my favorite authors to bring you more winter reading. Please follow the link below to join in the fun. I hope you win! FUN FEBRUARY GIVEAWAY

Valentine’s Day Cake

Laura Frantz Inspiration, My Kentucky Kitchen, Uncategorized

Ingredients 1 package white cake mix (regular size) 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin 3 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup water 1/2 cup canola oil 2 large eggs, room temperature 1 cup finely chopped strawberries FROSTING: 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup crushed strawberries 4-1/2 to 5 cups confectioners’ sugar Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Line the …