Thanks to Liftuse for sending me a copy of Many Sparrows by Lori Benton. All opinions listed are 100% my own.
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 child is moments away from being born.
Clare will face the greatest fight of her life, as she struggles to reclaim her son from the Shawnee Indians now holding him captive. But with the battle lines sharply drawn, Jacob’s life might not be the only one at stake. When frontiersman Jeremiah Ring comes to her aid, can the stranger convince Clare that recovering her son will require the very thing her anguished heart is unwilling to do—be still, wait and let God fight this battle for them?
I was excited to read Lori’s newest book since I live in KY and this book is centered on the time period surrounding my area.
I really loved how well researched everything was from the plot, the dialog and the drama. I could see myself living in this time period and wanting to have these people as family, neighbors and friends.
She does a great job representing the Native American culture. Lori offers a lot of wisdom and humanity in her stories. You can see God through out each page.
This is one book you will not want to miss.
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,” and “A Flight of Arrows.”