Wednesday, April 30, 2014


by Lori Benton

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?

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (April 15, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307731499
ISBN-13: 978-0307731494
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces

Lori Benton was raised east of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by early American and family history going back three hundred years. 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, Lori enjoys exploring beautiful Oregon with her husband.

  The Pursuit of Tamsen LittleJohn by Lori Benton is a fantastic book full of suspense/love/hardships and history.
  I really like how Tamsen knows her mind and wants to have the life she has always dreamed of. She doesn’t want her stepfather to run her life. Tamsen runs away from home, but not until a great  tragedy  takes place.
  She gets Jesse to help her and protect her. Having Tamsen along just makes Jesse wonder who his real parents are and why was he sent away.
 This book is full of twists and turns that you won’t believe. It tells us that God has a plan for everyone of us and that He will lead and guide us.
  I love the characters in this beautiful book and how the places and scenes are described.
  I highly recommend that you buy and read this marvelous book. You will greatly enjoy it.

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Thanks to WaterBrookMultnomah for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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