Thursday, January 4, 2018

Many Sparrows

GIVEAWAY
BENTON, LORI
MANY SPARROWS

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 conflict as colonies 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, Claire finds herself utterly alone in labor, and wondering how she can 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?

My Review:


"Wait on the Lord. Be of good courage." (p 65)

I love Lori Benton's books but I have to say that Many Sparrows is by far my favourite to date. And that's saying something considering how much I adore her writing. But this story just struck a cord with me. I connected with Clare right from the start. Am in awe of her courage and determination in the face of insurmountable odds. And Jeremiah, a man of solid faith, determined to do what is right. Their breathtaking story is spellbinding. So many twists and turns and the agony of waiting on the Lord plays out in gut-wrenching ways.

Benton has a heart for this time period and the Native American people. She paints pictures with her words; creates entire scenes with a simple sentence. Rich, vivid, details make me feel like I can smell the smoke of the campfires, picture exactly what the inside of a wegiwa looks like. I'm in awe of the historical details and the care with which the author does her research. It creates a living piece of history that has the power to stir emotions. And I couldn't help but see some unfortunate parallels in past and present. A moving and uplifting historical romance that has also proven to be thought-provoking.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Many Sparrows, leave a message below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and. in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held on January 7 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

57 comments:

  1. I had won this one a while back but have yet to read it. I've heard that Lori's writing is fantastic and this one is no exception. So I must move it up a bit on my TBR pile :-)

    I love when an author paints an entire picture with just a few words, don't you?

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    1. And Lori Benton does that painting pictures thing beautifully!

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  2. Looks Great and suspenseful a bit too :)
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  3. I must have been living under a rock as I have not heard of this author before. The review sounds like it would be a book I would truly enjoy. My husband is of Native American decent.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Have you read Laura Frantz? If you have and you like her stories you'll be a Lori Benton fan too. Good luck, Cindy.

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  4. I'm not sure my mother's heart can endure a lost 4 yr old! I've heard so many rave reviews for Benton's work, but she does seem to go for the difficult subject matter which has me thinking twice. Go ahead you can say it, I'm a wimp when it comes to kids and trauma! However, I do want to try something of hers and since you say this is her best please include me in the drawing.

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    1. Yes, it will tug at those mama heartstrings but you'll be captivated anyway. Good luck, Tracey.

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  5. I have read so many good things about this book. I am certainly keeping my fingers crossed as I would love to read this one. Thank you for the opportunity, Kav. mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. They are all true -- it has a huge number of star reviews. Good luck, Melanie.

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  6. This book sounds so good and the cover is so pretty!
    Thanks for this opportunity!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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  7. This is a new author to me, but this book soumds intriguing! I love reading historical fiction set on the western frontier. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

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    1. This is historical fiction at its best, Amy. Good luck.

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  8. This sounds like an excellent book. You can reach me at mjhopper (at) cox (dot) net

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  9. New author for me. Sounds Great. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  10. Lori Benton is a wonderful author. Many Sparrows is such a great title! Can't wait to read this.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Hope you get to read it soon, rubynreba. Good luck.

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  11. I have not read this author, but after your great review, Kav, and the comments by readers....I am sure I would love to read this book! THANKS, Kav, for your giveaway.
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes, I'm pretty sure you would love to read this book too! Good luck, Jackie.

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  12. This book has been on my “wish list” for a while.
    AngBascueATgmailDOTcom

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  13. I have always loved stories about the frontier and even from read about the book I can see it in my mind (I can't say that for every book I read). I would love to read and learn more. Thank you for the chance. KEKILLGALLONATAOLDOTCOM

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    1. This one definitely builds images. It's stunning. Good luck, Kathleen.

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  14. Thank you for the giveaway.

    Melodybissonnette AT Gmail DOT com

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  15. I have two of her books and would love to add this title! Thanks Kav paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. Yes -- must keep your library well stocked in Lori Benton books! Good luck, Paula.

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  16. this sounds like a great book. I have heard that Lori's books are fantastic. I would love to try one.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  17. MANY SPARROWS sounds awesome – one of the best of the best type book.

    Trying to imagine the horrors Clara must have gone through – husband that’s not returned, missing son, giving birth in the wilderness all alone – are almost unfathomable. However, in your review, how you told about how eloquently written it was and how vivid the detailing is, I know that it has to be a beautiful story to read.

    Opening your review with the phrase "Wait on the Lord. Be of good courage." had me from the get go.

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book which I would love to read.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. I would have failed as a frontierswoman. When I read books like this I marvel anew over the men and women who settled our countries. Good luck, Kay.

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  18. This is such a fantastic book. Good luck everyone.

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    1. Lori Benton's storytelling style is breathtaking. Glad (but not surprised) that you loved it too. It's that kind of book.

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  19. Thanks for the review and giveaway! Everyone has been raving about this book; can’t wait to read it.
    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. It's got awesome reviews! Good luck, Mindy.

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  20. OH I'VE BEEN DYING TO READ THIS! I've heard such wonderful things about it! From Diane Flowers first and now from you! :D Two of my most watched for opinions! I MUST READ THIS! :D

    Many Blessings, Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Well, Diana and I both can't be wrong, right? lol Glad you appreciate our book opinions. Good luck, Amada.

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  21. I have this book but have yet to read it. I need to move it up on my list of books to be read next! Thanks for your review and the reminder, Kav.

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    1. Oooohhhh -- yes, move it up that pile. Mind you, I don't know what else is in that pile! Maybe you should just read faster. lol

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  22. I love Lori Benton and have this book on my “to read” list! I’d love to win a copy for my birthday (1/10) :) thedesertroseATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It belongs high up on that list, Caro. Good luck!

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  23. I agree. I'm looking forward to it. Lori's writing is exceptional!

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  24. I'm looking forward to reading this book! I enjoy her writing!
    dmandres5 at gmail dot com

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  25. This in on my to-read list so would love to win it. I haven't read one of Lori's books yet but have heard great things.

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. Gasp! This would be a great place to start on Lori's books. Good luck, Cheryl.

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  26. Thanks for introducing me to a new author. Lori's book would be a wonderful addition to our church library.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Ooh, I almost missed this one, because of obligations keeping me busy. Like many others, this is one I've been wanting to read. It's on so many "best of 2017" lists. I can't wait.
    tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hard to keep up with them all, isn't it? Good luck, Terrill.

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  28. What a great giveaway! This book is on my wish list—intriguing premise and interesting time period. Would love to win a copy!

    jcmichigan at gmail dot com

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