Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Author: Laura Frantz


To Hope-Inspired Stories, for anyone who'd like to discover more about books and stories that uplift and encourage.

Several years ago, while teaching high school art, I found out I was as thrilled as my students when they won awards or were acknowledged for their accomplishments, and that promoting other people's good works was very gratifying. 

So it's my hope you are blessed with a message of grace through the words of authors featured here. 

Please join me each week as writers of fiction, nonfiction, and devotionals; of romance, mystery, historical and contemporary stories share their work.

My guest this week to celebrate July's Colonial America Month is Laura Frantz, author of ten historical novels, her most recent entitled, The Lacemaker.  It's Laura's hope and mine that you'll find words of encouragement in her stories.

  • Publisher: Revell (January 2, 2018)

Laura Frantz ~ Author

Exciting news! A peek at Laura's forthcoming book.... 


Releasing January 2019

Though Magnus MacLeish and Lark MacDougall grew up on the same castle grounds, Magnus is now laird of the great house and the Isle of Kerrera. Lark is but the keeper of his bees and the woman he hopes will provide a tincture that might help his aling wife conceive and bear him an heir...

Laura Frantz's prose sparkles with authenticity and deep feeling as she digs into her own family history to share this breathless tale of love, exile, and courage in Scotland and Colonial America.
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"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" ....A hymn written by Robert Robinson in 1757, and played by Taryn Harbridge captures the setting and characters of Laura's stories so well.  Enjoy! 

A reminder: The authors presented on Hope Inspired Stories value your insights, so don't 
forget to leave a comment. You will be included in a drawing for a book by the author featured during that week. 

As a follower of Hope-Inspired Stories, your name will be added to a multiple-prize drawing at the end of this month. July's giveaway: a patriotic tote filled with gifts that include DVD's--(stories of revolutionary heroes such as Sybil Ludington), a journal, a 25.00 gift card, lovely organic handmade bath soap and more, all reflecting an early American theme. 

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things and the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:8).

Hope-Inspired Stories Photo:  The beautiful photo of Sodus Bay, N.Y. during a particularly harsh storm on Lake Ontario earlier this year was taken by photographer and sister in Christ, Ginger Strom. Note the courageous lone seagull taking flight in the upper right corner of the photo.   

Thank you...May you all be blessed and inspired! 
Pat Iacuzzi 


  1. Come Thou Fount is my favorite old hymn. I love the cover of The Lacemaker.

    1. Hi Chappie--

      So-o-o good to hear from you. I just came back tonight to check in, and discovered I hadn't added info on Laura's new title! Have been busy all week, so it's been crazy. Need to get in touch with the Cap'n--wonder if she'd like to be a guest for my Federalist/Regency Era in Sept. (?) Trying to match hymns with the 'tone' of the books. Blessings--and Thank you!