Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Many Sparrows By Lori Benton

In 1774, the Ohio-Kentucky frontier pulses with rising tension and brutal conflicts as Colonists push westward and encroach upon Native American territories. The young Inglesby family is making the perilous journey west when an accident sends Philip back to Redstone Fort for help, forcing him to leave his pregnant wife Clare and their four-year old son Jacob on a remote mountain trail.
When Philip does not return and Jacob disappears from the wagon under the cover of darkness, Clare awakens the next morning to find herself utterly alone, in labor and wondering how she can to recover her son...especially when her second child is moments away from being born.

Clare will face the greatest fight of her life, as she struggles to reclaim her son from the Shawnee Indians now holding him captive. But with the battle lines sharply drawn, Jacob’s life might not be the only one at stake. When frontiersman Jeremiah Ring comes to her aid, can the stranger convince Clare that recovering her son will require the very thing her anguished heart is unwilling to do—be still, wait and let God fight this battle for them?
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Lori Benton was born and raised east of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by early American and family history going back to the 1600s. Her novels transport readers to the 18th century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history, creating a melting pot of characters drawn from both sides of a turbulent and shifting frontier, brought together in the bonds of God's transforming grace. 

Lori's debut novel, Burning Sky, earned the 2014 Christy Award for First Novel, Historical, and Book of the Year.

My Thoughts....

Lori Benton has wrote a well rounded and dynamic novel. The book flows so well that you won't get to much historical information and get lost. She introduces the characters with such grace that you feel you know them. You can tell she did her research of history because she goes into such detail of historical events. The story has love, heartache, faith, hope and grace. I enjoyed reading it and I am sure you will also.
I gave this book 4 stars and recommend this book to Historical book lovers.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. Oh, I like the sound of this one. I will check it out.

  2. I don't care for historical fiction.

  3. This is one my better half will want to read I am guessing.

  4. I will add this one to my library list, Every Friday I go in with a very long list of books to get.

  5. You had me at Kentucky. I want to see what all the hype is about with this book.

  6. Mary, I would love to win a copy of this book.

    1. Miss. Jean you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  7. This one makes me happy, I want to read it. I am putting it in my cart.

  8. I just recently won this one on another blog, but haven't read it yet. Your review makes me want to put aside all other books and dive right in :-)

  9. I am looking forward to read it! I hope I win a copy! This is the only Benton book I haven't read.

  10. This is one book that I definitely want to read! Thank you Mary for bringing it to my attention thru this review!

  11. Thank you for your review, Mary. I can't wait to read this one.

  12. I love historical fiction and this one is on my to-read list.