Let me start by saying that I have seen this book everywhere lately. So when the chance came up to be a part of the Litfuse blog tour, I jumped at the chance! For the record, it was well worth it!
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About the Book
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?
Have you ever read a book that just totally grabbed a hold of your heart and didn’t let go? That is what happened to be. When I read the first few chapters, and saw Clare’s struggles and pains as a mother, I became weepy. I just couldn’t imagine going through what she went through. Ms. Benton penned the story beautifully, and I knew this was just the beginning for my love for this book.
The historical aspect of it? Excellent. Ms. Benton knows what she is talking about. More importantly was her message. It reminds me of the song by Hillary Scott – Still. We just need to be still and let God help us, which is very hard to do. I can imagine the wrestling match that Clare must of had internally about this. Just jump at the chance to get her son, or wait and rely on God to take care of it. Such a predicament for a mother, but not to worry. Lori Benton once again took care of this in a way that just spoke to my heart.
I’m sorry to say that I had not read a book by Lori Benton until now, but I can promise you it will not be the last. I cannot wait to see what else she has in store for me as a reader! Check out this book today! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
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.”