Friday, March 14, 2014

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton

About the book:

Genre: Historical

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?

My Review:

4 Stars

Lori Benton debut novel was fantastic but I think she stepped up her game with her second and it is just as god if not better than her first.

There is something great about Lori's books, its that she writes in settings not nearly as common and really packs a ton into her books. From the beginning I knew it was going to be a fantastic book and I was right. Many books out there are very predictable but not this one with so many twists and turns it is hard to figure out all that will happen which really kept the flow of the book moving. I will warn that this book would not be great for younger readers as it does contain mature content, but nothing offensive and still reflects on Christian principles. 

Overall, great second book and I know I look forward to reading more from her in the future.

*I received this book through Blogging for Books for the purpose of this review.

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