Love's Reckoning is the first book in The Ballantyne Legacy series. In it, Silas Ballantyne is determined to finish his blacksmith apprenticeship, but to do so, he must go to York, Pennsylvania to work under master blacksmith Liege Lee. Lee has two daughters, and it has long been a custom to marry a daughter off to one's apprentice. Lee hopes to marry his oldest daughter off to Silas, but the two daughters are as different as night and day. Will Lee have his way, or will Silas be able to choose his own bride. Will a sibling rivalry turn one sister against the other in hopes of winning Silas' heart?
The first half of the book went rather slow for me. It was easy to put down, but once I got halfway into it, I didn't want the book to end. I look forward to the other books coming out and following Silas Ballantyne and his family through the next 50+ years to the end of the Civil War.
I give this book 4 stars.
I received a free copy of this book from Revell for the purpose of this review.