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.
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.
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