Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz


Selah Hopewell, Virginia Colony's most eligible woman, is busy matchmaking for a ship of brides, though she has no wish to wed.

Xander Renick is perhaps the most eligible tobacco lord in the settlement, but he 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?

Set in James Towne in 1634, Xander has been keeping the peace between the settlers and the natives for years. His neighbor, Selah Hopewell, runs the merchant store in town with her father. During the course of time, Xander and Selah start to have feelings for each other but with so many things happening at once, it seems like love is impossible. The entire book was well researched for the time period including the foods that were mentioned as well. I enjoyed the narrative from the characters as they spoke true to their nature and time. And the cast of characters was believable in their everyday lives. If you love the colonial period, then you'll love this newest story from Laura Frantz.