Friday, October 6, 2017

Many Sparrows Book Review

I got a chance to review three books all together and two were my favorites that I loved authors and sounded great.  Many Sparrows: A Novel by Lori Benton sounded interesting but I wasn't sure if it was a book that I would enjoy because it was a historical book which usually takes awhile to but I decided that it still seemed interesting.  I realized that I normally jump into a book and figure out which characters I immediately but the change in time period makes it a little more challenging except there is a mother who is protecting her children who seems to be the obvious choice going forward.

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?

 Set in 1774 makes this book very different to relate to but quickly drawn in to the small family struggles while traveling across the country before it was settled.  Clare begs to hold off the trip until she delivers her baby but her husband refuses.  While on the trip, their wagon breaks and her husband goes for help, a horse wanders off and her son Jacob is taken while she is delivering her child.  There is an amazing amount of bad things that happen at the same time making this the perfect storm and then you won't be able to put the book down.  Although you need to pick up the book to find out what happens with Mr. Ring coming to Clare's rescue and what he does to protect her.  I know that I enjoyed this book and I hope that you check it out for yourself and enjoy it as much as I did.

**I received a copy of this book for my review but all opinions here are honest and my own.

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