Thursday, January 12, 2017

A Moonbow Night

GIVEAWAY

FRANTZ, LAURA
A MOONBOW NIGHT

In an uncertain time, she faces a choice that will change her life forever

After feeling Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It's a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling the wild Cumberland region of Kentucke - men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his crew, looking for an experienced guide.

Though he balks when Tempe is appointed to lead his team through the wilderness, it isn't long before Sion must admit that her abilities may outmatch his own. But can the tenuous tie they are forming survive the dangers waiting just around the bend?

With her signature sweeping style and ability to bring the distant past to vivid life, Laura Frantz beckons you to join her in a land of Indian ambushes, conflicting loyalties, and a tentative love that meanders like a cool mountain stream.

My Review:

Culture shock. My brain is all befuddled as I try to get my bearings in this foreign twenty-first century world after losing myself in the wilds of the Kentucke frontier. Frantz writes with such authority and passion that I don't doubt a single word. I love her lyrical style. The way she paints pictures with her words and breathes life into characters that will long live in my memory as cherished friends.

But as much as I enjoyed immersing myself in the 1770s for a time, I can say with utter conviction that I do not possess an ounce of hardy frontiersman stock. I cannot fathom how they survived. What fueled their desire to eke out an existence in such hostile territory. But this author understands that pre-pioneering spirit and all the intricacies that go along with divided loyalties and an ever changing landscape. Mercy, but I have the greatest of respect for these early settlers. (And I wish Laura Frantz had been my history teacher!)

There is a sorrowful air about this tale -- especially in the beginning. Both Sion and Temperance have suffered great losses. Tempe in particular seems to have a dark cloud hanging over her and that makes for a sobering start to their story. She can't let go of the past, and it shadows her future...until Sion breaks through the wall around her heart.

A Moonbow Night is a sweeping, exciting, terrifying whirlwind of twists and turns that pay tribute to the legendary heroes who settled America.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  A Moonbow Night 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 January 15 2017. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

51 comments:

  1. Don't you just love when a historical immerses you so much in the story that it's a long journey back to the 21st century? One certainly does have culture shock...great way to put it :-)
    I've already heard great things about this new release & some wonderful promotion from other bloggers and reviewers. You simply can't go wrong with Frantz's writing!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Yes -- there's something about the way Laura tells a story. She just sink deep into it and forget everything else. Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. You had me at Laura Frantz. :) I remember asking you about Laura's books long before I ever picked one of up. Thank goodness for your recommendations. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Ohh...glad I could introduce you to her work. She's awesomesauce! Good luck, Terrill.

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  3. "There is a sorrowful air about this tale...".

    Exactly how I felt about it. In part of my review I said, "a tragic tale in many ways, realistic in its depiction of the events of the era".

    Like you I cannot imagine how they survived, but I guess they knew no different.

    This is only my third Frantz book, so I'm still working through her backlist. I think The Colonel's Lady is up next.

    Terrific Thursday all!

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    1. Yes -- tragedy was almost commonplace. And I so admired the way they could celebrate life at the fort. A people of unspeakable strength. Thanks for sharing, Tracey. Must run and check out your review.

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  4. I even grew up on a farm with not much extra and I KNOW I'd fail at surviving in the 1770 times. LOL. I like my conveniences. :) lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Those settlers had an amazing drive! Good luck, Susan.

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  5. Laura Frantz has written such wonderful books. l love to read them and I agree with you. I would not have made a good frontiersman either!!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Honestly, it still boggles my mind how they did it. LOL Good luck, rubynreba.

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  6. Have been hearing lots of good things about this book, Kav. Throw my name in the hat, please! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. They are all true, Cheryl. Good luck.

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  7. I have seen a lot of great reviews about this book. I don't know how some of the frontiersmen survived either. Thanks for this giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. It has collected an amazing number of five star reviews already. And for good reason. Good luck. Donna.

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  8. Just got this in the mail(launch team) and am anxious to get into it! I love her books and enjoyed your comments as well as others' comments here! Thanks!

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  9. This sounds REALLY good! I feel like I've read about this book somewhere before... Anyway, enter me! This sounds exciting!
    Elly -Indiana-

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  10. Have been wanting to read this book.....

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. You really must, Mindy. Good luck!

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  11. I've especially loved Laura's Kentucke novels--there's just something about the wild frontier and bittersweet stories it inspires. I'm excited to see this one takes place there too!

    rachaeldalquist AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. You will love this one then, Rachael. Lots of Kentucke history. Good luck!

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  12. KAV, thank you for the beautiful review. I LOVE Laura's books. I.MUST.HAVE.THIS.ONE.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes you MUST!!!! Good luck, Caryl.

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  13. I'm big fan of Laura Frantz's books. I would love to win A Moonbow Night. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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  14. I haven't read any of Laura's book before, but this one sounds like one I would like! I love how books give you the opportunity to live different lives.

    jdennis298(at)gmail.com

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    1. Oh -- you have lots of reading pleasure in store, J Dennis. Good luck.

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  15. Iamshortanoteatyahoodotcom
    Thank you for your giveaway. I am looking forward to reading this book. I find it interesting the guide was a woman. A totally capable woman..

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    1. Yes -- Tempe is very capable!!! Good luck, Melody.

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  16. I can't wait to read this!!!! Laura is one of my favorites!!!

    kathrynlvoss(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's soooooooo good! Good luck, Kate.

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  17. I've often wondered the same thing, however did they survive. Especially mothers with young children.
    I have thoroughly enjoyed each of Laura's standalone novels, haven't read her Ballentyne Legacy series yet.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I know -- it boggles the mind, doesn't it? Such fortitude and faith!!!! Good luck, Patty.

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  18. I have been seeing this book and the cover pulled me in, then the author hooked me and the blurb sunk me. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. You're a goner for sure! Good luck, Wendy.

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  19. I would love to read this!! I have family in Kentucky that goes way back, probably some of its earliest settlers. I'd love to read more about what my ancestors might have gone through!! mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. That's a rich heritage you have, Karen. You'll appreciate them all the more once you've read this book. Good luck.

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  20. Would love to read this one!
    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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

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  21. You do feel immersed in the struggle to live during the time period of her novels. My family in VA had some members plus neighbors/friends who moved to adjoining frontier areas in the 1700's, and I admire their fortitude. Beautiful cover. Thanks! dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. I find that reading books like this really help me appreicate where we come from. This world needs that frontiering spirit. Good luck, CC.

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  22. Wow this sounds great I have never read anything by Laura though I've definitely heard of her. Thanks so much for the chance to win. iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You're in for a treat, Linda.She writes a gripping story! Good luck.

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  23. Would love a copy; Frantz writes beautifully!
    LITTLEMISSLYDIAATGMAILDOTCOM
    thanks!!

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  24. My oh my! Thanks to our brave and determined ancestors for their strength and dedication or none of us would be alive today. I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for your great review, Kav!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  25. I enjoy her books. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Dear Kav, There is no book missionary better than you and your beautiful blog here. Revell took notice too and rightly so. Your own writing style - your signature style - shines bright as you bring out the best of A Moonbow Night. So interesting to read your insights. I don't have that pioneering spirit either but am so grateful to be able to write about it. Heartfelt thanks to you and your readers here - and for this very generous giveaway. Blessings on your ministry!

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