Title: Many Sparrows
Author: Lori Benton
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Publish Date: August 29,2017
Rating: 4 Stars
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?
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.
I am new to Lori Benton’s works. This will not be the last Benton book that I read. I am a fan for life now. I had no idea what to expect with this book, and wow! Was I ever surprised!
The messages woven with in this story are wonderful. Watching the characters, seeing the spiritual and emotional struggles they endured, was incredible. I became them for a time, while I turned the pages of this amazingly written novel. The details that Ms. Benton adds to this story, are beautifully done and I loved the feeling I got as I was transported to another place in time.
I highly recommend this novel! Four stars, and two thumbs, this book should be on everyone’s book shelf! This book will twist you up, spin you around and leave you wanting more from this amazingly talented author. Well done, Ms. Benton!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from LitFuse Blog Tours/Waterbrook Press and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*
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I am glad to see you enjoyed this book 🙂 I haven’t read anything of hers but might have to give it a try. Great review 🙂
I love reading Lori Benton’s books! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed it!
Her first novel ‘Burning Sky’ is one of my very favorites!
“Many Sparrows” was my first read from Lori Benton too! Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
I wasn’t sure at first, with this one, but was really glad I stuck with it 🙂