Selah Hopewell seems to be the only woman in the Virginia Colony who has no wish to wed. True, there are too many men and far too few women in James Towne. But Selah already has her hands full assisting her father in the family’s shop. And now she is in charge of an incoming ship of tobacco brides who must be looked after as they wade through their many suitors
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Xander Renick is perhaps the most eligible tobacco lord in the settlement. His lands are vast, his crops are prized, and his position as a mediator between the colonists and the powerful Powhatan nation surrounding them makes him indispensable. But Xander is already wedded to his business and still grieves the loss of his wife, daughter of the Powhatan chief.

Can two fiercely independent people find happiness and fulfillment on their own? Or will they discover that what they’ve been missing in life has been right in front of them all along?

Bestselling and award-winning author Laura Frantz takes you to the salty shores of 17th-century Virginia in this exploration of pride, honor, and the restorative power of true love.

 

My thoughts…
This might be my most romantic (romancey?) cover to date. It has a painterly texture, per Revell’s art director. I’ve always hoped for a cover with a historic ship and a coastal scene. Our heroine is facing away so we can’t really see her features. Some of you prefer that. Her coif or head covering and her dress are just right. I was surprised by her hair as it’s not pinned up as it might have been in the 17th-century but is falling down a bit. An intriguing detail. I’m delighted by the lovely embellishment around my name. First time for that. It’s a very different cover than my last but that’s cover art for you!

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