Many Sparrows

September 26th, 2017. Filed under: Tuesday's Tempting Reads.

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?


Clare didn’t really want to go, but her husband was determined to move west. It’s a rough journey that Philip is taking his pregnant wife and small son on – especially when he chose not to stay with a wagon train.

During the journey Clare ends up alone and in labor. Fortunately Jeremiah Ring comes along. Neither Clare nor he really wants him to become her midwife, but he is caught in the middle of either helping Clare or leaving her alone in the wilderness when her baby insists on being born.

I don’t really want to go into more detail as I’m afraid I’ll get carried away and spoil the story for you. Just know that it’s a real page turner with a surprise ending. And no, you can’t look at the ending first, because 1) it will spoil the story and 2) you won’t understand it anyway.

This is the first book of Ms Benton’s that I’ve read. I’m looking forward to reading many more.

***I received this book free of charge from Litfuse.***


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.”

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