Straight Flies the Arrow (People of the Book #3) by Sydney Tooman Betts -- Book Tour Review + Giveaway
About the Book
During the winter of 1841, Pacing Wolf, the esteemed leader of the Many Lodges, follows the trail of a brutal murderer, leaving behind his beloved woman, Small Doe. When his tracking party returns without him, the Sparrow Hawks’ Real Chief pronounces him dead, insisting Small Doe grieve, but she cannot bring herself to give up hope her husband will return. The coming spring offers her few choices. She can accept the courageous new warrior chosen for her or risk falling prey to his war-society rivals.
Vengeance and loyalty, hatred and faithfulness, all vie within two enemy villages, one belonging to the Sparrow Hawks and the other the Allies, threatening to crush every hope of happiness for Small Doe and everyone she loves.
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About the Author
Sydney Tooman Betts and her protagonist-husband currently reside near the extensive cavern system that inspired the setting for several early chapters of this book.
While single, Ms. Betts (B.S. Bible/Missiology, M.Ed) was involved in a variety of cross-cultural adventures in North and Central America. After marrying, she and her husband lived in Europe and the Middle East where he served in various mission-support capacities. Her teaching experiences span preschool to guest lecturing at the graduate level and serving as the Sunday School Superintendent, Children’s Church Director, or Women’s Ministries facilitator in several evangelical denominations.
Before penning her first novel, A River too Deep, she ghost-wrote several stories for an adult literacy program.
Guest Post from Sydney Tooman Betts
You know you are created for a purpose, but honestly, how much of a difference can one person make in a life filled with one foot put in front of another, cooking for a family, washing clothes, combing out tangles… You know you are created for a purpose, but honestly, how much of a difference can one person make in a life filled with one foot put in front of another, cooking for a family, washing clothes, combing out tangles… Come walk alongside one woman whose singular choice changes life for generations.
Rich historical details and plenty of action bring to life the third book in the People of the Book trilogy, Straight Flies the Arrow, by Sydney Tooman Betts. This story once again continues the trilogy and brings the series to a sad, but delightful end. Betts has a way of bringing writing her characters as if they are jumping off the pages and coming to life. Fans of historical fiction will love this deeply research historical novel. Once again, the story tends to drag a little bit in places, but if readers will push on, they will come to love this novel. Readers interested in Native American history will thoroughly enjoy this story.
Series: People of the Book
Genre: historical, romance, Christian
Publisher: Stonebridge Publications
Publication date: July 8, 2017
Number of pages: 297
A review copy of this book was gifted by the author for the CelebrateLit Tour via the author. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
To celebrate her tour, Sydney is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed, soft-back set of The People of the Book trilogy!!
Click HERE enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!
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