Sunday, October 27, 2013

Burning Sky by Lori Benton

Burning Sky: A Novel of the American Frontier is Lori Beton's debut novel.  This novel is about a young girl named Willa Obenchain who was kidnapped by Mohawk Indians when she was only 14 years old.  After 12 years of being away with the Mohawks, Willa makes a return to the land she grew up on hoping to be reunited with her family.  Not too far from where she grew up, Will finds an unconscious man and takes pity on him.  Willa pulls him on a travios the rest of the way home only to find her home abandoned and run down.  Now, she must nurse a stranger back to health and uncover the mystery of where her parents and grandmother have gone.

Lori Benton has a done a great job of weaving this story together.  I haven't read too much about the Indians' part in the American Revolution.  I think the emotions were written well and helped to stir up the strong feelings that would of been present during that time.  So much was unknown about the Indians and would of caused a lot of fear among the settlers.  The storyline was strong and kept me wondering throughout what would happen in the end to Willa's land.  I think that Lori has a done a great job with her first novel and I look forward to reading the next one, The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn  coming April 15, 2014.

Lori Benton has made a pinterest board of what she envisioned in writing this book.  She has pictures of  Willa Obenchain, Neil MacGregor and others.  So head over to pinterest and see Burning Sky in pictures.  Lori also has a page on her blog that has lots of extras about Burning Sky.  You can find that page here.

If you are interested in learning more about the American Frontier along the New York/Canadian border, pick up this book and enjoy a story that is filled with mystery, suspense and American history.

More Information:
Click here to learn more about the author and here to read the author spotlight.

Buy the book.

Click here to read the first chapter to Burning Sky.


***I received this book free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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