Siskel & Ebert graded movies of the 80's with thumbs.
I review with the best descriptive words I can imagine.
Lori Benton's The Wood's Edge is:
~Sweeping & Inthralling
~Detailed & Heart-Deep
Setting: In pre-Revolutionary New York, from 1857-1776, Benton weaves a story of forgiveness and faith between the wood's edge and the settlements, and the settlers, British, and Indians. If you love forrest and fauna, rocks hills & trees, conquest and old maps, generational secrets and healing faith--then you'll be lost in great fiction in Benton's latest release.
Plot: A desperate Redcoat soldier's choice to offer hope, instead poisons the future for years and generations to come when he switches is dead son with that of an Indian woman's twin while fleeing the fall of Fort William Henry. In the wake of violence and destruction that follows, the Major Reginald Aubrey alone knows his sin, while his wife and fondling daughter, Anna, and stolen son, William, partake in the unwinding plot unaware of their role to play. All while William's Indian mother is grief stricken and his father is rage-filled and bent on vengeance. As the two families's lives unravel and the truth comes to light through an unlikely friendship between Anna, and William's twin, Two Hawks--can faith in the Creator and Jesus-who-walked-on-earth-as-man's "red blanket of his goodness" be enough to cover the sins of that that desperate day that reached to the next generation?
"As paths long divided collide, how will God direct the feet of those who follow Him?"
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 the Oregon wilderness with her husband. She is the author of Burning Sky, recipient of three Christy Awards, and The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Have you ever shot a bow and arrow?
Ever been to New York's Adirondack Mountains?
Ever ridden in a canoe?
If you had lived in pre-Reveloutionary times would you have been a Brit? A colonial midwife? or a Settler pushing west into the wood's edge where settlements meet Indian lands?
Blog post by Anne Love-
Writer of Historical Romance inspired by her family roots.Nurse Practitioner by day.Wife, mother, writer by night.Coffee drinker--any time.