I have a really good book to share with you today called The Pursuit of Tamsen LittleJohn written by Lori Benton.
Frontier dangers cannot hold a candle to the risks one woman takes by falling in love.
In an act of brave defiance, Tamsen Littlejohn escapes the life her harsh stepfather has forced upon her. Forsaking security and an arranged marriage, she enlists frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina. But shedding her old life doesn’t come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance.
Convinced that Tamsen has been kidnapped, wealthy suitor Ambrose Kincaid follows after her, in company with her equally determined stepfather. With trouble in pursuit, Tamsen and Jesse find themselves thrust into the conflict of a divided community of Overmountain settlers. The State of Franklin has been declared, but many remain loyal to North Carolina. With one life left behind and chaos on the horizon, Tamsen struggles to adapt to a life for which she was never prepared. But could this challenging frontier life be what her soul has longed for, what God has been leading her toward?
As pursuit draws ever nearer, will her faith see her through the greatest danger of all—loving a man who has risked everything for her?Wow, this was one story! Tamsen sure did have to endure a lot in her lifetime starting with that mean stepfather who beat her mother a lot.
He tries to marry her off to a rich plantation owner but Tamsen knows she doesn't want to marry him so she takes off with the help from some friends. But, boy, do they ever get into some dangerous situations!
The story is just one big mess one right after the other! I don't see how either one of them made it through this long drawn out ordeal. They find out some bombshell information along the way and keep attracting all the wrong kind of attention but they do meet a lot of friends along the way that help them out.
If you love books that are set in the 1800's then you will love this book. If you love adventure and romance all rolled up into one book, then this is going to tickle your fancy. It's got a little bit of everything in it for everyone.
It even has some Indians spread out in the story and the British fighting to retain control. What did I tell you? It's chock full of action!
About the Author:
Lori Benton was born and raised east of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by early American and family history going back to the 1600s. Her novels transport readers to the 18th century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history, creating a melting pot of characters drawn from both sides of a turbulent and shifting frontier, brought together in the bonds of God's transforming grace.
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