September 27, 2017

Fall Reads: Many Sparrows by Lori Benton

Waterbrook; 392 pages; $15.99; Buy Link; Blog Tour
Now available from Waterbrook, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, is the historical-drama Many Sparrows by Lori Benton.

Set in 1774, the novel centers on Phillip Inglesby, his pregnant wife, Clare, and their four-year-old, son, Jacob, who are traveling from the Ohio-Kentucky frontier to the west. After an accident occurs, Phillip is forced to leave his family behind in the covered wagon, while he journeys back to Redstone Fort for help.

Meanwhile, shortly after Phillip leaves, Jacob is kidanpped by the Shawnee Indians during the night. Now all alone, Clare goes into labor and somehow she must find a way to save her son before giving birth to her second child.

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Final Thoughts: Typically, I can pretty much figure out what a book is about just by glancing at the cover art and/or reading the blurb on the back cover, but that isn't the case with this novel. Many Sparrows is an epic historical-drama with a little bit of supense tossed around.

I had never heard of the author before reading this, but I'm now a fan of Lori Benton's writings. She has created an intriguing story with great characters with plenty of emotional depth to them. The descriptions are topnotch, making feel like I was right there on the frontier with Clare.

Overall, Many Sparrows is a well-written historical novel, and is one of my favorite reads from 2017, so far anyway.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my review. All 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."

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