November Book Club Selection — Tidewater Bride

1 Nov

Is it really November already?! The holidays are fast approaching, and I really need to get a move on — on everything! That includes reading. This month’s book club selection is already checked off though. I read Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz some months ago. She is a new-to-us author, and I am looking forward to hearing our members thoughts. If you haven’t read this book yet, we would love for you to join us. All the details are below.

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 sort through their many suitors.

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 seventeenth-century Virginia in this exploration of pride, honor, and the restorative power of true love.


Christy Award-winning author, Laura Frantz, is passionate about all things historical, particularly the 18th-century, and writes her manuscripts in longhand first. Her stories often incorporate Scottish themes that reflect her family heritage. She is a direct descendant of George Hume, Wedderburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland, who was exiled to the American colonies for his role in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, settled in Virginia, and is credited with teaching George Washington surveying in the years 1748-1750. When she’s not at home in Kentucky, she and her husband live in Washington State. 

Readers can find Laura Frantz at http://www.laurafrantz.net

2 Responses to “November Book Club Selection — Tidewater Bride”

  1. Suzanne Sellner November 1, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

    I read this book and loved it! Having grown up in Virginia, I found the details fascinating; the book is full of history, suspense, romance, etc.–all the things that make a great read!

    • rbclibrary November 1, 2021 at 4:19 pm #

      Thanks for sharing! I will pass your thoughts along. 🙂

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