Many Sparrows by Lori Benton book review.
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.”
Find out more about Lori at http://loribenton.blogspot.com.
My review: This author has not only crafted a page turning read, she has really done her research. This story takes place just before the American Revolution which was a time of great turmoil between many groups of people…most especially the Americans and the Indian nations. I love a story that not only holds my attention, but one in which I can learn something new. I haven’t studied much about the Native American Indians and this book wove their beautiful culture into this story. I enjoyed learning about the American Indians way of life.
This story also depicts just how far a mother will go for her children. When the main character’s son is taken by members of a Native American tribe she goes into the wilds, with her day old infant, determined to retrieve her child. Great story, great read, and a fun way to spend a crisp, cool fall afternoon.
I enjoyed reading this book so much that I went to the library and checked out the other four books this author has written. This author knows how to weave a wonderful story…I’m looking forward to reading books she publishes in the future.
I would give this book 5 stars!