Frontier dangers cannot hold a candle to the risks one woman takes by falling in love...
last four nights, Bronchitis has kept me up until 3 a.m.--everytime I laid down to sleep, I coughed and couldn't end up falling to sleep until positive exhaustion. But... since I couldn't sleep, I devoured the newest paperback to hit my doorstep--The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn--and it was one of the most finely written pieces of literature I've read in some time! The story was woven masterfully, the picture was painted beautifully--the landscape was Tennessee, which is my favorite place in the world, and the author has a very enchanting way with words. The story was intriguing, keeping me on the edge of my seat so that I couldn't wait to see what would happen. And the story was not predictable, which is a rare find in fiction. Most of all, I loved the characters. Tamsen was just the right combination of charming and feisty, the kind of woman I would want to be friends with. And her hero was the kind of man you'd want to marry. The characters seemed very real and I cared about them. I can't wait to read Lori Benton's other book, Burning Sky!
You can read the first 2 chapters of the book by clicking the picture above, and can find it here for purchase at Amazon. Enjoy!
In an act of brave defiance, Tamsen Littlejohn escapes the life her harsh stepfather has forced upon her. Forsaking security and an arranged marriage, she enlists frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina. But shedding her old life doesn’t come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance.
Convinced that Tamsen has been kidnapped, wealthy suitor Ambrose Kincaid follows after her, in company with her equally determined stepfather. With trouble in pursuit, Tamsen and Jesse find themselves thrust into the conflict of a divided community of Overmountain settlers. The State of Franklin has been declared, but many remain loyal to North Carolina. With one life left behind and chaos on the horizon, Tamsen struggles to adapt to a life for which she was never prepared. But could this challenging frontier life be what her soul has longed for, what God has been leading her toward? As pursuit draws ever nearer, will her faith see her through the greatest danger of all—loving a man who has risked everything for her?