Once again, this author has crafted a powerful story I won’t soon forget. After reading The Wood’s Edge – the first in this series and one of my favorites of last year – I’ve been counting down to the release of A Flight of Arrows. It proved to be so much more than even I was expecting.
Historical fiction fans must get their hands on this book. It is overflowing in fascinating details and left me intrigued to study more from this incredible time period. I did get lost occasionally in the various names and settings, but I was so impressed with the author’s knowledge and obvious research.
I recommend you read the first book in order to reap the full reward of this conclusion. I loved continuing on with Anna and Two Hawks and their families and seeing how they adapted through the circumstances around them. Talk about a journey! Each one of these characters stole my heart. The last half of the book stole my breath away as the conflict of war and loss collided. The depth of forgiveness and love shown throughout the story left me in tears. The ending was so beautiful.
I will remember this series and these characters and treasure the story they told. Thank you, Lori, for a beautiful work of art.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to Waterbrook Press and the author for my copy.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Hearts are divided.
Loyalties will be tested.
The fates of two families hang in the balance.
Twenty years past, in 1757, a young Redcoat named Reginald Aubrey stole a new-born boy–the lighter-skinned of Oneida twins–during the devastating fall of Fort William Henry and raised him as his own.
No one connected to Reginald escaped unscathed from this crime. Not his adopted daughter Anna. Not Stone Thrower, the Native American father determined to get his son back. Not Two Hawks, William’s twin brother separated since birth, living in the shadow of his absence and hoping to build a future with Anna. Nor Lydia, who longs for Reginald to be free from his self-imposed emotional prison and embrace God’s forgiveness–and her love.
Now William, whose identity has been shattered after discovering the truth of his birth, hides in the ranks of an increasingly aggressive British army. The Redcoats prepare to attack frontier New York, and the Continentals, aided by Oneida warriors, including Two Hawks, rally to defend it. As the Revolutionary War penetrates the Mohawk Valley, two families separated by culture but united by love and faith must find a way to reclaim the son marching toward them in the ranks of their enemies.
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.
When she isn’t writing, reading, or researching 18th century history, Lori enjoys exploring the mountains with her husband – often scouring the brush for huckleberries, which overflow the freezer and find their way into her signature huckleberry lemon pound cake. For more, visit www.loribenton.com.
**Lori joined me recently on the blog for an interview. Read more here……