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February 20, 2015

THE WOOD'S EDGE by Lori Benton




The Wood's Edge
Lori Benton
  • Number: 9781601427328
  • Release: April 21, 2015
  • Author: Lori Benton
  • Availability: Print-Book
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * ROM: Historical, * ROM: Inspirational
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press
At the wood’s edge cultures collide. Can two families survive the impact? The 1757 New York frontier is home to the Oneida tribe and to British colonists, yet their feet rarely walk the same paths. On the day Fort William Henry falls, Major Reginald Aubrey is beside himself with grief. His son, born that day, has died in the arms of his sleeping wife. When Reginald comes across an Oneida mother with newborn twins, one white, one brown, he makes a choice that will haunt the lives of all involved. He steals the white baby and leaves his own child behind. Reginald’s wife and foundling daughter, Anna, never suspect the truth about the boy they call William, but Reginald is wracked by regret that only intensifies with time, as his secret spreads its devastating ripples. When the long buried truth comes to light, can an unlikely friendship forged at the wood’s edge provide a way forward? For a father tormented by fear of judgment, another by lust for vengeance. For a mother still grieving her lost child. For a brother who feels his twin’s absence, another unaware of his twin’s existence. And for Anna, who loves them both—Two Hawks, the mysterious Oneida boy she meets in secret, and William, her brother. As paths long divided collide, how will God direct the feet of those who follow Him? (copyright Night Owl Reviews)

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.

THE WOOD'S EDGE is the first of two books in the Pathfinder's Series.  The next book will be FLIGHT OF ARROWS. The author wrote a beautiful story and as the story progresses you will go back in time. The story is written so well that you believe it is real to life, even though it is historical fiction.  In America at that time, the development of the country came through challenges and changes. Trials and failures of the heart and spirit face the characters.   As the reader you enter a world where just one decision, one instant, impacted so many people's lives. The setting is 1757, Fort William Henry.  A British soldier faces emotional heartbreak and sorrow for one impulsive decision. The author wrote a charming novel filled with characters that had hearts and souls that the reader will fall in love with.  The character's stories weave and twist because of a spur decision that no one could control.  The reader will find romance, suspense, tears and so much more. The most important thing they found was HOPE.  God and his forgiveness runs throughout the book even the though the odds were impossible.  The author wrote a lovely book with so many emotions, characters that were real to life and some lessons to be learned. At the back of the book is a glossary of words and a Moon Calendar.

I was given a complimentary copy of THE WOOD'S EDGE from the author, Lori Benton and Night Owl Reviews for my view of the book.  (Copyright)

I would give this book 5 STARS.


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