Publisher's Blurb: On a bitter December day in 1784, Silas Ballantyne arrives at the door of blacksmith Liege Lee in York County, Pennsylvania. Silas is determined to finish his apprenticeship quickly and move west. But because he is a fast worker and a superb craftsman, Liege endeavors to keep him in York by appealing to an old tradition: the apprentice shall marry one of his master's beautiful daughters.
Eden is as gentle and fresh as Elspeth is high-spirited and cunning. But are they truly who they appear to be? In a house laced with secrets, each sister seeks to secure her future. Which one will claim Silas's heart--and will he agree to Liege's arrangement?
In this sweeping family saga, one man's choices in love and work, in friends and enemies, set the stage for generations to come. This is the Ballantyne Legacy.
My review: I liked this book. It had a nice balance of mystery, revenge, love, intrigue and scandal. The story was well defined enough to keep me reading to see what happened next. It had several interesting characters. Even though it takes place in the 1700s, it is a bout real live and the drama that often comes with it. A few things bothered me, certain people not getting their just desserts, but I suppose that is rel life too, people don't always get what they deserve.
At the end of the book, there is an excerpt from the next book in the series which focuses on Silas & Eden's daughter. It too looks like it will be a good book. I would definitely recommend this book to others.
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