Monday, May 23, 2016

A Flight of Arrows

GIVEAWAY

BENTON, LORI
A FLIGHT OF ARROWS

It is said that what a man sows he will reap--and for such a harvest there is no set season. No one connected to Reginald Aubrey is untouched by the crime he committed twenty years ago.

Not William, the Oneida child Reginald stole and raised as his own. Identity shattered, enlisted in the British army, William trains with Loyalist refugees eager to annihilate the rebels who forced them into exile. Coming to terms with who and what he is proves impossible, but if he breaks his Loyalist oath, he'll be no better than the man who constructed his life of lies.

Not Anna, Reginald's adopted daughter, nor Two Hawks, William's twin, both who long for Reginald to accept their love despite the challenges they will face, building a marriage that bridges two cultures.

Not Good Voice and Stone Thrower, freed of bitterness by a courageous act of forgiveness, but still yearning for their firstborn son and fearful for the future of their Oneida people.

As the British prepare to attack frontier New York and Patriot regiments rally to defend it, two families separated by culture, united by love, will do all in their power to reclaim the son marching toward them in the ranks of their enemies.

My Review:

An epic family saga that will sweep you back in time to the Revolutionary War. Benton is dedicated to getting her history right but it goes even deeper than just the facts. Her talent lies in bringing it all to life through the power of her words. I'm still wrangling my emotions under control.

Such complicated characters! Realistically flawed and all the more captivating because of it. I wept. I cheered. I fumed. And spent a good deal of my reading time with my heart in my throat barely daring to breathe. I had to pace myself, taking time to pause and absorb different aspects of the story. Reading is too mundane for A Flight of Arrows. This is the kind of book you live and breathe your way through. 

Powerful inspirational threads of grace and redemption transform an already incredible read into a truly profound one. It inspires me to renew my trust in a faithful God -- even in the most difficult times. I love when a novel reaches out and touches my life in a personal way like that. Alleluia! This is why I read Christian fiction!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  A Flight of Arrows please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 29 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

43 comments:

  1. I love Lori Benton! This book is on my TBR list, and I'd love to win! Thank you!
    kathrynlvossATgmailDOTcom

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  2. Ahh... I really want to read this book!!!!!!! :) Thanks for doing the giveaway!

    rosebudsinjune at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Deborah. Good luck.

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  3. Hi Kav, I've never read Lori Benton before, but I've been hearing about her and this book. Your review sounds like this may be an emotional rollercoaster read. This may be the perfect opportunity to see what the buzz is about. Please enter me in the drawing, thanks!

    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're entered, Tracey. Good luck. I

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    2. Be sure to read the first book in the series before reading this one. Not to be missed!

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  4. Haven't read any of her books yet! cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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    1. They are incredible, Kim. Good luck.

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  5. I really love this author's books and I can't wait to read this one!
    gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Abbi, this is off the subject, but have your read any of Janice Cantore's books? Her new series' heroine is Abby Hart also, but with a Y not an I!

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    2. Oh, I like going off topic when it's about books. And who knew Abbi's been starring in her own book? I've read some of Janice Cantore's book...must catch up with all them though.

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    3. Haha yeah I haven't read them yet but I love the fact that I have the same name as the main character! I have to check them out!

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  6. I haven't read any of the books by this author yet but I'm still salivating. All the reviews I've seen have been saying this book is off the charts excellent. I know I'd love it.

    Deanne P.
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. I just read some of the reviews -- they are all fabulous! Lori Benton is definitely a talented author. Good luck, Deanne.

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  7. Oh, I love Lori Benton's books and haven't read this one yet. She is a wonderful writer.

    nina4sm/at/gmail/dot/com

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    1. I agree -- such depth and detail in all her stories. Good luck, Sylvia.

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  8. Words are so inadequate in describing this exquisite, deeply moving story! I LOVE Lori's stories!

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    1. I know -- I really floundered trying to write this review. This author knows how to deliver a deeply moving read.

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    2. i absolutely agree with you both - but you did a marvelous job, Kav!

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    3. Thanks, Carrie. It's so much better than a review can portray though.

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  9. I love family sagas and this time frame. I'm really looking forward to reading A Flight of Arrows. Thank you for offering a copy.
    Blessings...
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Kay. Good luck.

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  10. For all the readers who haven't read the first book, The Wood's Edge, buy it or find it at your library. It is such an excellent book and it will enhance your reading of A Flight of Arrows, in my opinion. I have been eagerly awaiting A Flight of Arrows ever since I finished The Wood's Edge. I'd love to win it here. Thanks for the chance.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. That's a good point, Pam. Good luck!

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  11. I love a powerfully faith-based book that reaches into your heart and changes you and makes you renew your commitment to the Lord! Those are the BEST kind of stories, it's why I read Christian fiction too....not just to feel good, but to walk away changed somehow! Seems to be too few and far between. Glad to know this is a rare gem to be treasured :-)

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    2. We're kindred reading spirits, Trixi. I love revisiting my faith through the lives of book characters. Reading Christian has made a huge impact on my life. Good luck.

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  12. I loved The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn so I think I will enjoy this book as well!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. I loved that book too. Good luck, Heidi.

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  13. Sounds intriguing. Count me in, please, Kav!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You're counted, Cheryl. Good luck!

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  14. I love your review, and couldn't agree more! This series is so raw, and yet so real! It truly is one that you live & breathe, not simply read. Lori has become my favorite author over the past couple years, and I don't think she can be beat!

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    1. Thanks, Nicole. She has created her own niche, I think. A real individual in the way she delivers a story.

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  15. Your review had my heart beating HARD in anticipation for this one. I only recently purchased The Wood's Edge, which has been on my tbr forever. Nothing like the next book being released as prompting. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Yes -- definitely read The Wood's Edge before reading this one. Good luck, Terrill.

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  16. I enjoy family sagas and reading about the Revolutionary War so I'm sure I will like this book.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Yes, it's not a time period that is covered a lot in historical fiction. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  17. Sounds like a great book!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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  18. Lori's first book Burning Sky is one of my absolute favorites! The Wood's Edge was excellent as well.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You'll love this one then, Patty. Good luck.

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