Monday, May 25, 2015

The Woods Edge by Lori Benton with #Review

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Wood's Edge

WaterBrook Press (April 21, 2015)


Lori Benton


Lori Benton spent her late teens and early twenties pursuing a career as a wildlife artist, attending the Maryland College of Art & Design before she began painting professionally. When not writing or researching, Lori can be found exploring the mountains of southern Oregon with her husband, Brian. Lori's first novel, Burning Sky was nominated as an ECPA 2014 Christian Book Award Finalist and also received double nominations for 2014 Christy Awards. The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn is her second novel.


At the wood’s edge cultures collide. Can two families survive the impact?

The 1757 New York frontier is home to the Oneida tribe and to British colonists, yet their feet rarely walk the same paths.

On the day Fort William Henry falls, Major Reginald Aubrey is beside himself with grief. His son, born that day, has died in the arms of his sleeping wife. When Reginald comes across an Oneida mother with newborn twins, one white, one brown, he makes a choice that will haunt the lives of all involved. He steals the white baby and leaves his own child behind. Reginald’s wife and foundling daughter, Anna, never suspect the truth about the boy they call William, but Reginald is wracked by regret that only intensifies with time, as his secret spreads its devastating ripples.

When the long buried truth comes to light, can an unlikely friendship forged at the wood’s edge provide a way forward? For a father tormented by fear of judgment, another by lust for vengeance. For a mother still grieving her lost child. For a brother who feels his twin’s absence, another unaware of his twin’s existence. And for Anna, who loves them both—Two Hawks, the mysterious Oneida boy she meets in secret, and William, her brother. As paths long divided collide, how will God direct the feet of those who follow Him?

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Wood's Edge, go HERE.

MY THOUGHTS-Wow!! I have enjoyed every book written by Lori Benton but this one just totally gripped me from the beginning. I started it in the evening, bad decision I know, and literally had to force myself to put it down around midnight. I went right back to it the next free moment I had and didn't put it down til I was finished. Lori Benton is an author with a knack for words and drawing the reader into the mind of the character. You feel their joy and happiness, their pain and their torments. and not only that but for each person you read about. Her writing style reminded me of Laura Frantz when I first started reading her books(definitely an honor as Laura is my go-to author for historical frontier novels) but now she stands on her own. This is an amazing author you will want to put on your favorites list. Loved this one!!

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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