Christian Romances

Lori Benton's

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Burning Sky - Audible Link     
A Novel of the American Frontier

Burning Sky  

Abducted by Mohawk Indians at 14 and renamed Burning Sky, Willa Obenchain is driven to return to her family's New York frontier homestead after many years building a life with the People. At the boundary of her father's property, Willa discovers a wounded Scotsman lying in her path. Feeling obliged to nurse his injuries, the two quickly find much has changed during her 12-year absence - her childhood home is in disrepair, her missing parents are rumored to be Tories, and the young Richard Waring she once admired is now grown into a man twisted by the horrors of war and claiming ownership of the Obenchain land.
When her Mohawk brother arrives and questions her place in the white world, the cultural divide blurs Willa's vision. Can she follow Tames-His-Horse back to the People now that she is no longer Burning Sky? And what about Neil MacGregor, the kind and loyal botanist who does not fit into in her plan for a solitary life, yet is now helping her revive her farm?
In the aftermath of the Revolutionary War, strong feelings against "savages" abound in the nearby village of Shiloh, leaving Willa's safety unsure. Willa is a woman caught between two worlds. As tensions rise, challenging her shielded heart, the woman called Burning Sky must find a new courage - the courage to again risk embracing the blessings the Almighty wants to bestow. Is she brave enough to love again? ©2013 Lori Benton (P) 2015 Recorded Books

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn - Audible Link     
Historical Romance

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn  

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 form of 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, and 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 war. But the biggest complication 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.
©2014 Lori Benton (P) 2015 Recorded Books

Many Sparrows - Audible Link     
Historical

Many Sparrows  

With stirring storytelling evocative of Diana Gabaldon and Francine Rivers, this epic 18th-century novel transports listeners to the Ohio-Kentucky frontier and a monumental encounter over a stolen child.
When settler Clare Inglesby is widowed on a mountain crossing and her young son, Jacob, captured by Shawnees, she'll do everything in her power to get him back, including cross the Ohio River and march straight into the presence of her enemies deep in Indian country. Frontiersman and adopted Shawnee Jeremiah Ring promises to guide Clare through the wilderness and help her recover Jacob. Once they reach the Shawnees and discover his own sister, Rain Crow, has taken custody of Jacob - renaming him Many Sparrows - keeping his promise becomes far more complicated, the consequences more wrenching, than Jeremiah could have foreseen.
Fearing the sacrifice required is beyond what he's willing to make, Clare devises her own plan to free her son - one that could lead to the disasters Jeremiah is trying to prevent. As feelings for Clare begin to stir his long-guarded heart, he must convince her that they will have to do the hardest thing of all if she hopes to see her son restored to her: be still, wait, and let God fight this battle for them. ©2017 Lori Benton (P) 2017 Recorded Books

The Wood's Edge - Audible Link     
The Pathfinders, Book 1

The Wood's Edge  

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? ©2015 Lori Benton (P) 2015 Recorded Books

A Flight of Arrows - Audible Link     
The Pathfinders, Book 2

A Flight of Arrows  

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.
©2016 Lori Benton (P) 2016 Recorded Books

Burning Sky - Audible Link
The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn - Audible Link
Many Sparrows - Audible Link
The Wood's Edge - Audible Link
A Flight of Arrows - Audible Link
Burning Sky - Audible Link