Author: Lori Benton
Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah
Frontier dangers cannot hold a candle to the risks one woman takes by falling in love
In an act of brave defiance, Tamsen Littlejohn escapes the life her harsh stepfather has forced upon her. Forsaking security and an arranged marriage, she enlists frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina. But shedding her old life doesn’t come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance.
Convinced that Tamsen has been kidnapped, wealthy suitor Ambrose Kincaid follows after her, in company with her equally determined stepfather. With trouble in pursuit, Tamsen and Jesse find themselves thrust into the conflict of a divided community of Overmountain settlers. The State of Franklin has been declared, but many remain loyal to North Carolina. With one life left behind and chaos on the horizon, Tamsen struggles to adapt to a life for which she was never prepared. But could this challenging frontier life be what her soul has longed for, what God has been leading her toward? As pursuit draws ever nearer, will her faith see her through the greatest danger of all—loving a man who has risked everything for her?
|Lori Benton ~ Author|
Welcome today, Lori! Readers will be eager to read The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn considering the success of your first book Burning Sky. Can you tell us about the awards its received?
~ "Thanks for having me on your blog today, Pat! My sophomore novel, The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn landed on store shelves last month. On the day that book released I received news that my debut novel, Burning Sky, was a double finalist in the 2014 Christy Awards (Historical and First Novel categories). Burning Sky has also made the shortlist in the Debut Fiction category for the 2014 Inspy Award, the Blogger’s Award for Excellence in Faith-Driven Literature. And Burning Sky received a Grace Award, a reader driven award in faith-based literature."
Congratulations Lori, and thank you for being with us today. Blessings and much success on your writing as we look forward to you next novel!
Other sites you can read about and discuss Lori's books...
Lori's Website link: http://loribenton.blogspot.com/
A link to the first two chapters of The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn:
A link to Lori's Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLoriBenton#
Included with a copy of Lori's "The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn" .... A gift giveaway of a hand-crafted necklace from Misty Isles Design (that's me!) of iridescent blue and ceramic beads, with a ceramic floral pendent. At 28" long (opera length) it can be slipped easily over the head without struggling to close a clasp.
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