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In the year 1774 in the Ohio Kentucky frontier, the Colonists begin taking over the Native American territories. Philip must leave his pregnant wife Clare and their four-year old son Jacob, alone on a mountain trail. The Shawnee Indians take Jacob and hold him captive. Philip does not return and Clare must find the best way possible to get her son back.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: WaterBrook
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1601429940
ISBN-13: 9781601429940

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Publisher's Description

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?

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

"Stunning. Many Sparrows is everything I want in a book: settings that spring to life, characters I love, rich historical context, heart-wrenching drama, timeless spiritual insights, and prose that reads like poetry. Lori Benton handles the conflicted eighteenth century with sensitivity in this tender tale of hope and fear, faith and doubt, loss and new life. Truly, this is an inspired masterpiece sure to stir the soul."
—Jocelyn Green, award-winning author of The Mark of the King

"Intense. Enlightening. Lustrous. Many Sparrows is a lesson in early American history wrapped up in a beautiful romance, one not only of the human heart but of God’s heart for His creation. I cherished Clare and Jeremiah’s quietly blossoming love and deeply felt their struggle to trust and reach that painful yet unburdening place of surrender. Many sighs. And many thanks to the author."
—Tamara Leigh, USA Today best-selling author of The Vexing and Lady Betrayed

"Lori Benton vividly portrays characters wrestling with a God they can’t explain but desperately need to trust. Many Sparrows is a heart-searching story where love trumps hate, and hard-won forgiveness leads to soaring hope. Held captive to the end by the characters’ inescapable conflicts, I shouted for joy when I read the masterful ending. Truly, this is history made personal and believable."
—Mesu Andrews, author of Miriam

"Lori Benton weaves a beguiling tapestry of prose, pathos, and faith in Many Sparrows, a story as hopeful as it is heartrending. Shedding light on the ferocity of a mother’s love and the beauty and complexity of Shawnee culture and community, Benton’s boundless talent shines ever brighter as a rich and mesmerizing story unfolds. Each character is wonderfully authentic and honestly drawn, but it is Jeremiah’s devotion to God, the tension between his two worlds, and the vow he made to a grieving woman that caught my breath many times over. Exquisitely told, Many Sparrows reaches all the deep spaces of the heart, abiding long after the last page is turned."
—Rel Mollet, RelzReviewz.com

"Many Sparrows is a beautifully threaded tapestry, rich with spiritual imagery and relatable characters, set in the boiling-pot world of the pre–Revolutionary Ohio-Kentucky frontier. With her customarily poetic voice and singular ability to bring eighteenth-century America to sparkling life, Benton weaves a story of fierce loyalty, breathtaking love, and the battles waged when faith is in crisis and survival is unlikely. Another burn-the-midnight-oil piece of literary fiction from one of the finest writers in inspirational fiction."
—Rachel McMillan, author of the Herringford and Watts series

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  1. Millstreetreader
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A powerful narrative of a mother's desperation to find her child amid volative relations between whites and natives
    October 16, 2017
    Millstreetreader
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Lori Benton explains in an afterward to her new book that she feels a kinship to those fantasy/dystopian authors who create whole worlds for their characters. In a similar fashion, Lori

    has created whole worlds for her colonial and Native American characters, except she must hold

    true to what actually happened when these distinct cultures intersected. I've learned so much about various native nations and the spread of the colonials in the 1600's and 1700's through her books. I confess that sometimes I balk at the slow reading pace needed to keep all the characters, complicated plots and historical details straight, but by the end of the book I am so pleased that I persevered. MANY SPARROWS, her newest title, is my favorite Benton book yet, and I look forward to her next endeavor. Just two years before the Revolutionary War, a young colonial family is pushing westward along the Ohio-Kentucky border, hoping to join up with a group seeking new lands a bit further west. Husband Philip leaves his pregnant wife and four year old son alone after their wagon breaks an axle, hoping to find help if he backtracks. Only Philip does not return and wife Clare discovers that their son has disappeared in the night. As the labor pains begin, Clare fears all hope is lost. When Jeremiah Ring, a frontiersman who moves freely between the Shawnee and the whites discoveres their disabled wagon, she must trust him or perish. Soon you will see how strong a grieving, determined mother can be.

    Benton has taken the factual details of the massacre of Mingo native Logan's whole family and his

    violent, swift revengeful retaliation known as Logan's massacre and used it as the basis for this novel. Once on amiable terms with whites and even professing belief in Christ, Logan's actions lead to unrest and warring along the whole Ohio-Kentucky border, causing the Shawnees to decide to fight the whites. There is so much to absorb in this novel - fragile peace talks, democratic meetings held at the Shawnee towns where even women can vote, complicated family relationships with multiple adoptions across nations and races, and Native American Christians trying to reconcile the faith that the whites profess to follow to what they see happening all around them. I highly recommend this book, but I am going to withhold any explanation of the title MANY SPARROWS and let you discover its importance on your own. You will not be disappointed. I received a copy of this book from Litfuse. All opinions are mine.
  2. tammycookblogsbooks
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Historical events presented in story form
    October 9, 2017
    tammycookblogsbooks
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Many Sparrows is the first book of Lori Benton's that I've had the pleasure of reading. The description sounded like an interesting plot but the cover also drew me in so I decided to read it. Now that I have finished this work of Historical Fiction I am marveling at Lori Benton's writing style. She used many words that were particular to the time period but I didn't have to look any of them up. The way she worked them into her telling I knew what they were.

    In Many Sparrows, Clare's plight and Jeremiah's rescue of her start this moving novel of spiritual, emotional, and physical loss and gain. Beautiful is the word that comes to mind when I think of this story beginning to end. This may seem odd because it is filled with turmoil, despair, loss, and heartache but it also has redemption of the greatest sort on many levels. I am not a history buff but I enjoy learning about true historical events presented in story form as it is in Many Sparrows. As I read I got a glimpse into some of the battles and people that shaped America into the country we know today. I could probably go on but I think the best thing that I can say about Many Sparrows is Read It! I was provided a complimentary review copy of this book. 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.
  3. Britney Adams
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Many Sparrows
    October 8, 2017
    Britney Adams
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    Many Sparrows is a stirring story! Benton engaged my senses from the very beginning, transporting me into the rugged wilderness and bringing to life the characters who lived there. Clare and Jeremiah share a dramatic and emotional journey, and I was captivated by their heart-wrenching experiences. Rich in history, Many Sparrows is a poignant story of tragedy and triumph.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
  4. CafinatedReads2009
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Emotionally moving and captivating!
    October 8, 2017
    CafinatedReads2009
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I am new to Lori Benton's works. This will not be the last Benton book that I read. I am a fan for life now. I had no idea what to expect with this book, and wow! Was I ever surprised!

    The messages woven with in this story are wonderful. Watching the characters, seeing the spiritual and emotional struggles they endured, was incredible. I became them for a time, while I turned the pages of this amazingly written novel. The details that Ms. Benton adds to this story, are beautifully done and I loved the feeling I got as I was transported to another place in time.

    I highly recommend this novel! Four stars, and two thumbs, this book should be on everyone's book shelf! This book will twist you up, spin you around and leave you wanting more from this amazingly talented author. Well done, Ms. Benton!

    *I received a complimentary copy of this book from LitFuse Blog Tours/Waterbrook Press and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*
  5. Conniet1982
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    WOW
    September 30, 2017
    Conniet1982
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Wow. This book was amazing. I loved the journey that it took me on. I laughed. I cried. My heart would hurt for the sorrow then it would beam with the victories. The characters were very well written. The setting and research are very well written and I enjoyed reading this book. I loved the character, Clare. She was a strong individual. Reading about her throughout the journey reminds me of the journies that God takes us on in life. If we put our trust in HIM, he will direct our steps. I look forward to more from this author.

    I received a copy of this book through the Litfuse blogging program - all opinions are my own,
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