23 September 2017

Highly, Highly Recommended | Many Sparrows by Lori Benton


Either she and her children would emerge from that wilderness together, or none of them would… 

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?


Like every other Lori Benton novel, Many Sparrows does not disappoint. Benton transports her readers to the American frontier of the late eighteenth century with skill and tells a story that fans of historical fiction absolutely must read. Her characters move through the pages with depth and clarity, their circumstances heartbreaking and full of adventure, their scenery vivid and well suited to every moment. Captivating and compelling as it engages so many emotions and portrays powerful themes, Many Sparrows is a marvelous read—I loved it and didn’t want it to end. I highly, highly recommend it.


Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group, I received a complimentary copy of Many Sparrows and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Lori Benton was raised east of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by early American history going back three hundred years. Her novels transport readers to the eighteenth century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history. When she isn't writing, reading, or researching, Lori enjoys exploring and photographing the Oregon wilderness with her husband. She is the author of Burning Sky, recipient of three Christy Awards, The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, Christy-nominee The Wood's Edge, and A Flight of Arrows.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the info about this author and this book. Looks very good. I will have to add the book to my "to be read" list. :-)