About the Book
Western North Carolina, 1787
To escape a threatening stepfather and an unwanted marriage, Tamsen Littlejohn enlists the aid of Jesse Bird, a frontiersman she barely knows, to spirit her away from Morganton, North Carolina, west beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Trouble pursues, as the two men intent on seeing her recovered prove relentless in their hunt. Trouble awaits in the formof a divided frontier community. Across the mountains the State of Franklin has been declared, yet many settlers remain loyal to North Carolina. Chaos reigns, thwarting Tamsen and Jesse's hastily cobbled plan to keep her safe.
With her pursuers ever nearing, the region in turmoil, neighbors grown suspicious of her presence, Tamsen's safety is soon put in greater jeopardy. Gaining the freedom she longs for will mean running yet again, to the most unlikely refuge imaginable - the Cherokees, a people balanced on the knife edge of the war.
But the biggest complication of all may prove to be Tamsen's growing bond with her knight in greasy buckskins, Jesse Bird. Falling in love was never part of the plan.
Read a Sneak Peak HERE
About the Author:
Lori Benton was born and raised east of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by early American and family history going back to the 1600s. Her novels transport readers to the 18th century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history, creating a melting pot of characters drawn from both sides of the turbulent and shifting frontier, brought together in the bonds of God's transforming grace.
When she ins't writing, reading, or researching 18th century history, Lori enjoys exploring the mountains with her husband - often scouring the brush for huckleberries, which overflow the freezer and find their way into her signature huckleberry lemon pound cake.
Find out more about Lori on her website at http://loribenton.blogspot.com/
I received this book courtesy of the author as part of her influencer team in exchange for reviewing it.
You can also read my friend Starr's thoughts on this book HERE
Come back tomorrow for an interview with Lori and also giving away an autographed copy of this book!