Monday, September 25, 2017

Many Sparrows

Many Sparrows
Lori Benton
(WaterBrook Press)
ISBN: 978-1601429940
August, 2017/400 pages/$15.99

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?

Read the first chapter.


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.. Learn more at her website.


This is the first book I've read by this author but it won't be my last. Lori Benton masterfully portrays the realities of life on the Kentucky frontier in the late eighteenth century and the harrowing and tragic events experienced by both the settlers and the Native American peoples. Meticulously researched and populated with compellingly authentic personalities, Many Sparrows tugs at the heart and triggers a plethora of emotions. This stirrinng tale reminds the reader that conflicts and battles are often impossible to resolve with human effort but require us to simply be still and allow God to work. Don't miss this stunning work of heart.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from WaterBrook Press and Litfuse Publicity Group for a blog tour. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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