Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Moonbow Night

On the vast, uncharted Kentucky frontier of 1777......

Her wilderness survival skills are without rival.
But her greatest talent is keeping other people's secrets.

After fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It's a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucke--men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his crew, looking for an experienced guide.

Though he balks when Tempe is appointed to lead his team through the wilderness, it isn't long before Sion must admit that her abilities may outmatch his own. But can the tenuous tie they are forming survive the dangers waiting just around the bend?

Published January 3rd 2017
 by Fleming H. Revell Company  

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Meet the Author:

Laura Frantz 
Laura Frantz is a Christy
Award finalist and the author of several books, including The Frontiersman's Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, The Colonel's Lady, The Mistress of Tall Acre, and The Ballantyne Legacy series. She lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.

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I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, 
how you followed me in the wilderness, 
in a land not sown. 
~Jeremiah 2:2 (ESV)

My Opinion:

Laura Frantz is a talented author known for her historical novels and loved by many readers.  For me she is so much more than that.  Yes, she is well known and loved by many, but to me she is a fellow Kentucky girl who loves God, her family and state.  I don't want to sound cliche`, but you really have to be from Kentucky to truly realize how deep her roots run.  
This story takes place starting in the spring of 1777 in a new area through the "Gap" which is now known as Kentucky.  As a child growing up in Kentucky I loved learning about Boone and his many adventures and I can't begin to count how many times I have visited
Fort Boonesborough.  Here is a map that shows a little about the setting of this story:

This story centers around Temperance Tucker and Sion Morgan.  Temperance is a unique, young woman.  She and her family fled from Virginia under a cloud of suspicion and settled along the Shawnee River.  Out of necessity she has developed wilderness skills that will rival any man.  The description of Temperance in the first few pages just pulled me in.  She an Sion are not so different, both portray characters with a softer side and tough exteriors.  
As Sion arrives along the Shawnee River he has a job to do, but knows that to accomplish it he needs to hire a guide to lead them through this vast wilderness.  Temp Tucker is the name he is given, but is hesitant at first.  As their journey begins a friendship is established between these complex characters, but suddenly there is an attraction that neither want o admit.  
For me this was a spectacular read!
Some books you read and love, then there are others that swallow you heart and soul. Well this one swallowed me heart and soul. 
The cover is beautiful and gives just a hint at the wonderful story it contains.  The author's ability to weave words together and bring both setting and characters to life is amazing.  The plot is engaging and flows effortlessly. The story accurately portrays the rugged frontier life.  The characters are well developed and found myself thinking of the characters even after closing the last page.  This is a book I would recommend to anyone who loves history, romance or just a great read.  
**I received this book from the publisher as part of their book bloggers program.  All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.  

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