Monday, June 8, 2015

THe Woods Edge by Lori Benton--A Review

At the wood’s edge cultures collide. Can two families survive the impact? 

The 1757 New York frontier is home to the Oneida tribe and to British colonists, yet their feet rarely walk the same paths. 

On the day Fort William Henry falls, Major Reginald Aubrey is beside himself with grief. His son, born that day, has died in the arms of his sleeping wife. When Reginald comes across an Oneida mother with newborn twins, one white, one brown, he makes a choice that will haunt the lives of all involved. He steals the white baby and leaves his own child behind. Reginald’s wife and foundling daughter, Anna, never suspect the truth about the boy they call William, but Reginald is wracked by regret that only intensifies with time, as his secret spreads its devastating ripples. 

When the long buried truth comes to light, can an unlikely friendship forged at the wood’s edge provide a way forward? For a father tormented by fear of judgment, another by lust for vengeance. For a mother still grieving her lost child. For a brother who feels his twin’s absence, another unaware of his twin’s existence. And for Anna, who loves them both—Two Hawks, the mysterious Oneida boy she meets in secret, and William, her brother. As paths long divided collide, how will God direct the feet of those who follow Him?

You can purchase this book at Amazon in paperback and Kindle edition. It can also be purchased at CBD and Deeper Shopping

About the Author

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 the Oregon wilderness with her husband. She is the author of Burning Sky, recipient of three Christy Awards, and The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn.

My thoughts: What would you do if faced with the death of a child? Can one man's secret ruin the lives of all those involved? I have always been a historical fiction person and I thought this book would be right up my alley.

This book was so intriguing to me and I wanted it to be a favorite, but I just couldn't get into it. The setting is wonderful, the story line fantastic but the writing was just not for me. I am a get to the point type person and I just felt this book was too wordy for me. I enjoyed the characters of the book. I was especially drawn to Good Voice and her problems and concerns as a mother. I have always been a historical romance person and this was right up my alley. Despite my taste of writing I do believe there are plenty of others who will enjoy this book and will be ready for the next in the series. I definitely recommend this book to others who are into extra details and facts, because Lori does an excellent job with the historical facts in this book. 

I will try reading Lori's books again, as I have found each book is different.  

I received this book from the blogging for books review program. A positive review was not required.

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