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Lovely but tough as nails, Lael Click is the daughter of a celebrated frontiersman. Haunted by her father's former captivity with the Shawnee Indians, as well as the secret sins of her family's past, Lael comes of age in the fragile Kentucky settlement her father founded. Though she faces the loss of a childhood love, a dangerous family feud, and the affection of a Shawnee warrior, Lael draws strength from the rugged land she calls home, and from Ma Horn, a distant relative who shows her the healing ways of herbs...
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Overview

Lovely but tough as nails, Lael Click is the daughter of a celebrated frontiersman. Haunted by her father's former captivity with the Shawnee Indians, as well as the secret sins of her family's past, Lael comes of age in the fragile Kentucky settlement her father founded. Though she faces the loss of a childhood love, a dangerous family feud, and the affection of a Shawnee warrior, Lael draws strength from the rugged land she calls home, and from Ma Horn, a distant relative who shows her the healing ways of herbs and roots found in the hills. But the arrival of an outlander doctor threatens her view of the world, God, and herself--and the power of grace and redemption.

This epic novel gives readers a glimpse into the simple yet daring lives of the pioneers who first crossed the Appalachians, all through the courageous eyes of a determined young woman. Laura Frantz's debut novel offers a feast for readers of historical fiction and romance lovers alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441204547
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 121,639
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Laura Frantz credits her 100-year-old grandmother as being the catalyst for her fascination with Kentucky history. Frantz's family followed Daniel Boone into Kentucky in 1792 and settled in Madison County where her family still resides. Frantz is a former schoolteacher and social worker who currently lives in the misty woods of Port Angeles, Washington, with her husband and two sons, whom she homeschools.
Laura Frantz is a lover of history, is the author of The Frontiersman's Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, and The Colonel's Lady, and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington with her husband and two sons.
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  • Posted August 24, 2009

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    Wow--if you like James Thom, this is another greatly detailed historical frontier book!

    As a Kentuckian, I am proud of my heritage and Daniel Boone is close to my heart. I am very hesitant when historical fiction has an agenda--and because this has been tagged as "religious" fiction or "Christian romance" I was concerned--but didn't need to be.

    The author has written not only in great detail regarding life on the frontier but has done so with a real mastery of word-play. The characters were original, seemingly real, and while there is a very obvious spiritual theme, the book is not overcome by this.

    What a great surprise to find in this day and age of "easy reads". Especially surprising to find this was a first-time author. I have no doubt that we will hear more from her in the future.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

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    Great historical epic!

    Ahhh, sweet peace in my soul... that is what I'm experiencing in the wake of closing the back cover of "The Frontiersman's Daughter" after finishing the last page. A sense that all is right with the world because Lael Click is going to be alright. How is it that in just a day I can care about Lael so much that it matters to me that she is going to be okay? It is possible because Laura Frantz has penned a beautiful historical epic that sent me back in time to get familiar with Lael as she is growing up in the wilds of Kentucky (Kentucke) starting at age 13. The book ends with her a mere 21, but she has lived and loved a lifetime by then. I can't begin to explain the story without spilling more than I should and I don't dare say something that would take any joy out of you delving into this precious story yourself. If you like historical fiction with some romance, then this book needs to join your keep shelf at home so you can enjoy this book again and again.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2010

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    Amazing Novel- I Couldn't Put it Down!

    I had heard wonderful things about this book, but really wasn't prepared for how blown away I was going to be!
    THE FRONTIERSMAN'S DAUGHTER has it all. Adventure, romance, grudges, war, a gutsy heroine and not one, but two awesome heros!
    From the first page where Lael let down her hair in the presence in a war party of Shawnee I was hooked. Usually in a romance I can ultimately tell who will be the heroine's choice- I had no idea in this novel! It kept me completely entranced in the story. The waterfall scene was gripping and had me gulping air like a fish out of water. At another point in the novel, I was so shocked I couldn't believe what I was reading and was turning pages until they were warm beneath my fingers.
    Lael is an amazing heroine. Her strength and determination in life make her seem invincible in the world of Kentucky of the 18th century. But it's the grudges she has buried deep that make her human. And her gentle discovery of Christ's love make this story touching and real.
    This isn't a novel to blaze through. It is meant to be savored, each page read thoroughly and enjoyed to its fullest potential. Because each page holds a treasure, a key to unlocking the tapestry of Lael's life. I would whole heartedly read this book again and again and highly recommend it!
    This debut novel by Laura Frantz is incredible and she can only get better from here. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of her second novel, Courting Morrow Little. Laura Frantz has found herself a new fan!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2009

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    Kentucky in the spotlight

    I was honored to receive a review copy of Laura Frantz's first novel, The Frontiersman's Daughter. I first discovered Frantz's wonderful prose on her blog, Imagination, and was pleased to learn her first book was being released in August. We have become "bloggy" cyber friends and I look forward to meeting her in real-life at the Kentucky Book Fair in November.

    The Frontiersman's Daughter is the story of Lael Click, a strong frontierswoman who battles life while dealing with many family secrets. Her father, a celebrated frontiersman - think Daniel Boone - is a former captive of the Shawnee Indians, a fact that haunts Lael throughout her childhood. She grows into a young woman while battling the hostile settlement her father founded in "Ken-tucke" - think Old Fort Harrod in Harrodsburg, Kentucky - the demons of family secrets and the destruction caused by a family feud.

    Ma Horn is a great role model for Lael, teaching her how to heal with medicinal herbs. Simon, Doctor Ian Justus and Captain Jack make excellent heroes because they are all multi-dimensional characters, although I would have like to have seen more of Capt. Jack. Maybe there is a sequel in the near future? Lael finds it hard to decide between the three possible love interests.

    The main focus of the book is Lael sometimes wavering faith in God. We watch her grow in her religious beliefs to become a strong Christian woman.

    Frantz did an excellent job researching Kentucky history for this fictional biography; and of course, she is a Kentucky native, so the interest was natural. I think her details of the white man vs. Indian conflict were spot-on and she was able to give us both sides of the issue. Her writing prose is beautiful and flows from page to page and she has created a book you want to read from cover to cover without putting it down.

    **In full disclosure, I live in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, so I am very familiar with The Old Fort Harrod - the oldest settlement in Kentucky. Growing up in Harrodsburg, I've had a natural love for all things related to Daniel Boone and James Harrod. I have read many non-fiction books on Kentucky history, but there are very few creative non-fiction books on the market. The Frontiersman's Daughter is one of those books. I cannot recommend this book highly enough - to my family and friends, and to people who have a natural curiosity about Kentucky, or just want to learn a little more. You will not be disappointed.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Great read!

    It was hard to put this book down even though it started out a bit slow. I fell in love with all of the characters, but was disappointed that one of the characters that seemed to be an important part of the story seemed to just disappear. I would have loved for this character to have been more developed into the storyline otherwise it was a bit confusing.........unless there is going to be a book two!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2009

    Inspiring Frontier Romance

    In her soaring debut, THE FRONTIERSMAN'S DAUGHTER, Laura Frantz sets a high standard for others to follow. With enviable skill as a story teller, Ms. Frantz draws us into the tumultuous, inspiring life of Lael Click. We are privileged to follow Lael from age thirteen to age twenty-one. A span of just eight years, but an eventful and amazing time in the rawness of Colonial America. Lael is the daughter of a legendary frontiersman, who parents her with love and influences her thoughts and actions throughout her life. At times Lael cannot understand her father's ways, and it takes the maturity of years and her own life experiences for her love for her father to come full circle. Lael cannot fully adapt to "civilized life", for she loves to wander her Kentucky woods barefoot and free of heart. Taught the skill of herbal medicine by her wise old great-aunt, Lael becomes sought after as a medicine woman. For her safety, her father sends Lael to Virginia to a well-respected ladies school where she remains for five years. Lael's father dies in a tragic accident, and her mother remarries and leaves their home place, taking along Lael's younger brother. Lael returns to Kentucky and begins her life alone at her family home. Two men had loved Lael all of her life. The russet-haired, larger than life Simon was a neighbor and successful land owner. Enigmatic Captain Jack was raised by the Shawnee and lived among them as a chief. Both men had a place in Lael's heart. It is the arrival of a handsome Scottish doctor which forever changes the course of Lael's life. Ian Justus is a man of great healing ability and also of great faith. He wants Lael in his life as his helpmate in his medical practice, combining her folk medicine with his traditional methods as a physician. He also wants Lael's love, but she does not easily accept and understand his deep, abiding faith. Lael and Ian overcome many obstacles on their way to forming a lasting bond of great love, hope and belief.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

    Powerfully moving historical romance

    The Frontiersman's Daughter by Laura Frantz is a haunting western romance readers won't soon forget. Lael Click lives in the shadow of her father's captivity with the Shawnee Indians as well as several family secrets. While living in bondage to the past, she has to somehow make a way for her future. Frantz' writing is lyrical and beautiful, every page is a pleasure to read. She creates an atmosphere of dread that follows Lael throughout much of her life, making it difficult for her to trust. I loved Lael; she was fully realized, and I ached for her losses and desire for love. Full of rich historical detail and realistic characters, this novel will leave readers wanting more from Frantz!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

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    An Epic Tale of Life and Love in Early Kentucke

    Debut author Laura Franz writes like a seasoned professional. The Frontiersman's Daughter melds powerful characters, artistic description and a captivating storyline into a feast sure to satisfy readers who crave stories with heart. Told through the eyes of the strong, determined, courageous daughter of one of the first white men to settle in Kentucke, the story follows Lael Click's journey from a girl of thirteen to a woman of twenty as she deals with loss, love and the need of the Lord in her life.

    The tale takes place during the time of the American Revolution when tensions between the settlers and Indians were high. Lael's past is stained by the sins of her pioneer parents, and she must overcome bitterness and vengeful longings as she seeks to find her own place in the world. Her biggest choice concerns matters of the heart. Three men have laid claim to her affections: her childhood sweetheart, a mysterious white man captured and raised by the Shawnee, and a Scottish doctor whose firm faith forces her to face her past and choose the course for her future. Through her friendships with Simon, Captain Jack and Doctor Ian Justus, Lael learns of life, love and the saving grace of the Lord. But which man will ultimately capture her heart?

    As I began The Frontiersman's Daughter, it became clear this story wasn't exactly what I expected. It's so much more. While there is a satisfying romance with a hero I fell hard for, the epic tale is deeper and richer than many stories I've read. The reader is taken on a journey as Lael lives life in a period rarely featured in a romance. Because of Frantz's meticulous research, I learned a great deal about what life was like for those brave souls who ventured into the frontier. With words as her medium, she paints pictures so vivid I felt I was right there with Lael. If you like emotional depth to your stories, you'll be rewarded as you laugh, cry and sigh with the rich cast of characters. And the romance is as sweet as the bee gum honey Lael loves. I highly recommend this book and look forward to Frantz's next release, Courting Morrow Little.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2009

    WANT a historical romance? WANT a story you can get lost in? Well here it is. EXCELLENT READ from a first time author.

    The characters in Mrs. Frantz's debut novel captured my heart and imagination from the very beginning. Her story took me back to a time past and I felt that I was right there with each and every one of her characters, experiencing their joys and their sorrows. Now I can not wait until her next book comes out. I'll be the first in line to buy it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Highest rating. A nook you don't want to miss. No bad language or specific sex. Certainly not the norm in this day and time.

    Great reading. Love this author. Wish she had more books to read

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  • Posted February 8, 2014

    Rarely does a novel leave me guessing...but this one did! Frantz

    Rarely does a novel leave me guessing...but this one did! Frantz paints a lovely picture of frontier towns, the scandals and gossip that I'm sure truly ensued, the struggles and the loves of those first fearless people that settled in the 'wilderness'. I was touched by the way Frantz grew and developed the characters into 'real' people--I felt connected. 

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  • Posted December 11, 2013

    Predictable

    Just a predictable story and I was disappointed in it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    good read

    This was a good book. There was a lot of suspense to keep me interested. The people were all interesting. I would recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    8-)

    This novel is amazing! ~giggles~

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  • Posted July 14, 2013

    Laura Frantz is a master wordsmith, painting vivid settings, mul

    Laura Frantz is a master wordsmith, painting vivid settings, multi-layered characters and spellbinding plots. The research required for this story left me in awe--I'm a Laura Frantz fan for life. Can't wait to get started on her next novel.
    ~Jocelyn Green, author of Widow of Gettysburg

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  • Posted April 23, 2013

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    This novel was amazing. What i absolutely loved about the book w

    This novel was amazing. What i absolutely loved about the book was that I could not predict what the upcoming occurrences would be.  Lael has three love interests in the novel and you do not have an idea till the end portion of the book who she chooses. Lael is a complex character: she is very strong, a trait given to her by her infamous father Ezekial Click, yet at the same time she is ladylike and passionate in all areas of her life. I like that when she discovers herself, the "new Lael" as she calls it, she finds herself true love and builds a relationship with God that she could never have dreamed of. This book has an utterly addictive quality, for me started in the second third of the book. I would recommend this book: it is hard not to love and enjoy it.  

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  • Posted January 21, 2013

    It was a good book, but it needs a sequel.

    It was a good book, but it needs a sequel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Must Read!

    This was one of the best books I have ever read. I found myself saying "just one more chapter". This lead to some very late nights for me. I have already recommended this book to several friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Great book!!! I have read it several times and love it!

    Wonderful book. I feel like i am living in the time and story. Will read it again and again. Put together very well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    Good Christian Read!

    There is so much to this book...it is one u cant put down... Just when u think she will do one thing she does another..

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