Many Sparrows by Lori Benton


Release Date: August 29, 2017

Publisher: Waterbrook Press

ISBN: 978-1601429940

Genre: Historical Fiction

About the Book:

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?

My Thoughts:

I first picked up “Many Sparrows” because I’ve been hearing how amazing it was from other bloggers. Plus, I’m a huge fan of anything historical. I’m also a sucker for anything to do with Native Americans because they have such rich history. So obviously I am going to tell you that you need to read this.

This is a book that will tug at the heart and will leave you thinking about the characters and plot long after the story is finished. Now if you’re looking for a cute pick-me-up, this is not for you. We are dealing with some hard battles. This will bring tears (so make sure those tissues are handy), but it will also warm the heart. It will inspire you.

Clare is one of those characters who are strong, who despite her fear, walk into the unknown alone. She’s a mother who cares and loves her son. She will do anything to fight for him even if it means sometimes doing something completely stupid.

The author handles this story with grace and love. I felt as if I personally knew the characters. Benton’s research shines throughout the novel and makes this authentic to the time period. The author also doesn’t portray the Indians as evil. She shows that most of them are good, but there are some who aren’t. She shows us why they do what they do from almost every angle. She shares the sad history without belittling anyone. She writes with honor and respect to a culture that is far different from ours.

Highly recommended!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.


Lori BentonAbout Lori Benton

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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