HEARTS ARE DIVIDED.
LOYALTIES WILL BE TESTED.
THE FATES OF TWO FAMILIES
HANG IN THE BALANCE.
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 a turbulent and shifting frontier, brought together in the bonds of God's transforming grace.
Lori's debut novel, Burning Sky, earned the 2014 Christy Award for First Novel, Historical, and Book of the Year.
Twenty years past, in 1757, a young Redcoat, Reginald Aubrey stole a newborn boy—the lighter-skinned of Oneida twins— during the devastating fall of Fort William Henry and raised him as his own.
No one connected to Reginald escaped unscathed from this crime. Not his adopted daughter Anna. Not Stone Thrower, the Native American father determined to get his son back. Not Two Hawks, William’s twin brother separated since birth, living in the shadow of his absence and hoping to build a future with Anna. Nor Lydia, who longs for Reginald to be free from his self-imposed emotional prison and embrace God’s forgiveness— and her love.
Now William, whose identity has been shattered after discovering the truth of his birth, hides in the ranks of an increasingly aggressive British army. The Redcoats prepare to attack frontier New York and the Continentals, aided by Oneida warriors including Two Hawks, rally to defend it. As the Revolutionary War penetrates the Mohawk Valley, two families separated by culture, united by love and faith, must find a way to reclaim the son marching toward them in the ranks of their enemies.
- Series: The Pathfinders
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: WaterBrook (April 19, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1601427344
- ISBN-13: 978-1601427342
Lori Benton hasn't disappointed. Again, another strong book that will send the reader through all kinds of emotions. This is book two in The Pathfinder's Series. The first book gave us Reginald Aubrey, who has traded his newborn son, who died, for a little baby boy whose father was an Indian and mother was white. This story continues in this book.When he did this, lives were affected forever. Not just his but Stone Thrower, Good Voice and others. Twenty years later when William Aubrey, the twin? finds out his true past he leaves his family and joins the British. This is where the past must be laid down and forces between Reginald and Stone Thrower combine to find William.
Two Hawks, the twin was raised with the Oneida tribe and needs to gain respect from Reginald. He is in love with Reginald's daughter Anna and wishes to marry her. The author not only gives you a fine read but adds in American history that probable most of us never knew. The book offers hope and encouragement. The Lord is always there offering us just that, hope and encouragement. Will Anna and Two Hawks marry? They are so in love, as a reader, I wanted them to be together so bad. The story moves at a fast pace and keeps the reader wanting more with each page. The author must have done some serious research with all the history that is given. Not just a love story, a faith story but a history lesson.
I received this book from the author, Lori Benton and Blogging For Books in exchange for my unbiased view.
I would give this book 4 STARS.
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