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NEWS: Burning Sky ECPA 2014 Christian Book Award Finalist

Author Lori Benton’s debut novel Burning Sky: A Novel of the American Frontier (WaterBrook Press, August 6, 2013), has been announced as a Finalist for The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) 2014 Christian Book Awards®, honoring Christian publishing’s best book and Bible releases of the year.  Winners will be announced at the ECPA Awards & Anniversary Banquet, April 28, 2014, at Focus on the Family’s campus in Colorado Springs, Color.

Benton’s writing transports readers to the 18th century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history. Masterfully creating a melting pot of characters drawn from both sides of a turbulent and shifting frontier, Benton skillfully brings them together in the bonds of God’s transforming grace. 

“Before WaterBrook Press acquired Burning Sky, historical novelist Lori Benton had been on a nearly 20-year journey [ … ]

Sneak Peek: The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton


Frontier dangers cannot hold a candle to the risks one woman takes by falling in love

Click here to download chapter one of The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn.

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 doesn’t come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance.

Click here to download chapter one of The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn.

 

 

NEWS: “Burning Sky” Recommended on USATODAY.com

 

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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NEWS: Historical Novel Society Recommends “Burning Sky”

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 Willa’s story compelling. Recommended to anyone who enjoys the frontier and Revolutionary War period.”

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SNEAK PEEK: Burning Sky by Lori Benton

I remember the borders of our land, though I have been gone from them nearly half the moons of my life. But who there will remember me? What I have seen, what I have done, it has changed me.

Click here to download chapter one of Burning Sky.

Abducted by Mohawk Indians at fourteen and renamed Burning Sky, Willa Obenchain is driven to return to her family’s New York frontier homestead after many years building a life with the People. At the boundary of her father’s property, Willa discovers a wounded Scotsman lying in her path. Feeling obliged to nurse his injuries, the two quickly find much has changed during her twelve-year absence—her childhood home is in disrepair, her [ … ]