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 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.
Convinced that Tamsen has been kidnapped, wealthy suitor Ambrose Kincaid follows after her, in company with her equally determined stepfather. With trouble in pursuit, Tamsen and Jesse find themselves thrust into the conflict of a divided community of Overmountain settlers. The State of Franklin has been declared, but many remain loyal to North Carolina. With one life left behind and chaos on the horizon, Tamsen struggles to adapt to a life for which she was never prepared. But could this challenging frontier life be what her soul has longed for, what God has been leading her toward? As pursuit draws ever nearer, will her faith see her through the greatest danger of all—loving a man who has risked everything for her?
My Take On This Book:
I am not much on reading historical books but Benton portrays the rugged North Carolina terrain in such vivid detail, I felt as if I followed Tamsen’s journey every step of the way. ”In this tightly paced flight into fear, hope, and mystery.
Benton is able to pull you into the story through her well-drawn, multidimensional characters, their emotions, motivations, and dreams.” This book is a must read! This book will be available on April 15 but you may pre-order it today if you would like to.
I received a free copy of this book for review from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, for my honest unbiased opinion.
I gave it *****
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