This novel takes you back in time to the day that Fort William Henry falls. Major Reginald Aubrey is distraught when his son, born the night the fort is under siege and is taken, dies. Seeing it as his only option to keep his wife’s week sanity, he steals a baby from another woman who gave birth to twins—one white and one dark. The baby is named William. While fleeing the fort, Major Aubrey also finds and rescues a baby girl from her dead mother’s arms, whom he names Anna, taking her as his own daughter. Major Aubrey’s wife and daughter do not even suspect that William is not who they think he is.
Good Voice, of the Turtle Clan and Oneida Tribe, grieves for her lost son, as well as for her husband, Stone Thrower, who has lost his way, constantly getting drunk, due to not knowing the whereabouts of their son. At a young age Two Hawks, twin to the missing son, must take on manly responsibilities, such as hunting and taking care of his mother, while his father drinks or squanders the money they get from their fur trades. One day Two Hawks meets Anna, Major Aubrey’s daughter, at the edge of the woods. The begin as friends as children, but it grows into much more as they continue to see each other as they grow older.
But, all is not as it seems. Will Good Voice be reunited with her long-lost son and twin brother of her Two Hawks? What will become of Stone Thrower; will he be completely consumed by vengeance and justice or come to peace with what has taken place? Will Major Aubrey allow the truth of his son’s birth and birth family to set him free or continue to inflict pain upon his life? Will Anna, a friend to all, may be able to help them unite and bring peace to one grieving family and one tormented Major Aubrey, or will everything fall apart, bringing both families more pain and suffering?
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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.
Christy Award winning author of Burning Sky, Lori Benton, has composed a deeply, historically, intriguing novel. Although there are quite a few characters to keep track of, Lori makes it easy to follow each character’s story, intertwining them with the other characters in the novel. Lori brings not only her characters to life, but the historical events taking place throughout the story. This novel will absorb readers from page one, leaving readers wanting to read the next novel in the series that will come out.
Series: The Pathfinders
Genre: historical; Christian; romance
Publisher: WaterBrooks Press
Publication date: April 2, 2015
Number of pages: 400
Other books in the series:
2-A Flight of Arrows (spring, 2016)
A review copy of this book was provided by Blogging for Books.