Lori Benton receives Publishers Weekly’s highest praise with a starred review for her latest book Many Sparrows, calling it “an excellent addition to the author’s inspirational frontier histories.”
About Lori Benton
LORI BENTON was raised east of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by early American history going back three hundred years. Her novels transport readers to the eighteenth century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history. When she isn't writing, reading, or researching, Lori enjoys exploring and photographing the Oregon wilderness with her husband. She is the author of Burning Sky, recipient of three Christy Awards; The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn; Christy nominee The Wood's Edge; A Flight of Arrows; and Many Sparrows.
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About Many Sparrows
Either she and her children would emerge from that wilderness together, or none of them would…
In 1774, the Ohio-Kentucky frontier pulses with rising tension and brutal conflicts as Colonists push westward and encroach upon Native American territories. The young Inglesby family is making the perilous journey west when an accident sends Philip back to Redstone Fort for help, forcing him to leave his pregnant wife Clare and their four-year old son Jacob on a remote mountain trail.
When Philip does not return and Jacob disappears from the wagon under the cover of darkness, Clare awakens the next morning to find herself utterly alone, in labor and wondering how she can to recover her son…especially when her second [ … ]
At the woods edge cultures collide. Can two families survive the impact?
The 1757 New York frontier is home to the Oneida tribe and to British colonists, yet their feet rarely walk the same paths.
On the day Fort William Henry falls, Major Reginald Aubrey is beside himself with grief. His son, born that day, has died in the arms of his sleeping wife. When Reginald comes across an Oneida mother with newborn twins, one white, one brown, he makes a choice that will haunt the lives of all involved. He steals the white baby and leaves his own child behind. Reginalds wife and foundling daughter, Anna, never suspect the truth about the boy they call William, but Reginald is wracked by [ … ]
Frontier dangers cannot hold a candle to the risks one woman takes by falling in love
In an act of brave defiance, Tamsen Littlejohn escapes the life her harsh stepfather has forced upon her. Forsaking security and an arranged marriage, she enlists frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina. But shedding her old life doesnt come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance.
USATODAY.com recommends Burning Sky by Lori Benton stating, With a flow of tale reminiscent of the brilliant Laura Frantz, Burning Sky is, by and far, a story in the best sense of that word and debut novelist Lori Benton is a storyteller who should earn reserved seating in the historical romance section of your bookshelf.
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The Historical Novel Society recommends Burning Sky by Lori Benton stating, “This story is well written and researched. Even those who do not read Christian fiction will find Willas story compelling. Recommended to anyone who enjoys the frontier and Revolutionary War period.”
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Author Lori Benton’s debut novel Burning Sky is featured in USATODAY.com’s “What’s coming from Colonial American Christian Writers.”
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“The intricate exploration of human emotion is riveting, evoking strong sympathetic responses,” writes Publishers Weekly about Burning Sky.
Look for author Lori Benton’s debut novel, available August 6, 2013!
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