There are three things I look forward to every year with great anticipation:a new season of Downton Abbey on PBS, summer, and the release of a new Laura Frantz novel. (aside from my anniversary and my children’s birthdays, of course!) I stumbled across her first published book, The Frontiersman’s Daughter in our local library. I was searching for something new to read and was desperate for a great novel. I found it! I literally could not put it down. I stopped doing laundry and forfeited sleep for two days to finish it. As soon as I was done, I ordered Courting Morrow Little. Morrow has to be one of my favorite characters in historical fiction. When I run out of things to read, I read Courting Morrow Little again. (three times so far) Her next novel, The Colonel’s Daughter is also a favorite. ( 3 times as well) This past year she released Love’s Reckoning.(I have lost count) It is another stellar work of fiction. I instantly fell in love with Eden and Silas. There are books I buy on my Nook, and then there are books I buy in paperback because I know I am going to read them over and over. Laura’s books are always purchased in paperback to be placed on my shelf of favorites. Now that Downton Abbey Season 3 is over and summer seems within reach, I am counting down to Laura’s new book, Love’s Awakening. Check her out at Laurafrantz.net and happy reading.