A Flight of Arrows is book two in The Pathfinders series. I definitely recommend reading book one, The Wood’s Edge, in order to fully understand who all of the characters are and the situations that they find themselves in. Not only that, but book one and book two are such beautifully told stories, it would be a shame to miss out on either of them.
The author did an amazing job of bringing the past to life. I am a fast reader, yet I found myself slowing down as I read this novel and absorbing each detail, feeling as if I was right there in the midst of battle or in a family gathering. These characters felt so real that I had to continually remind myself when I would set the book down that they were indeed fictional characters.
There are some beautiful love stories flowing through this book, whether it is the love between Anna and Two Hawks which is heart tugging and straddles two cultures, the long yearned for possibility of love between Reginald and Lydia, or a parent’s love for their child. Sacrificial love and the forgiveness of sins are amazing themes running through this book and point to the one true sacrifice that Christ made for one and all.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
October 1776–August 1777
It is said that what a man sows he will reap–and for such a harvest there is no set season. No one connected to Reginald Aubrey is untouched by the crime he committed twenty years ago.
Not William, the Oneida child Reginald stole and raised as his own. Identity shattered, enlisted in the British army, William trains with Loyalist refugees eager to annihilate the rebels who forced them into exile. Coming to terms with who and what he is proves impossible, but if he breaks his Loyalist oath, he’ll be no better than the man who constructed his life of lies.
Not Anna, Reginald’s adopted daughter, nor Two Hawks, William’s twin, both who long for Reginald to accept their love despite the challenges they will face, building a marriage that bridges two cultures.
Not Good Voice and Stone Thrower, freed of bitterness by a courageous act of forgiveness, but still yearning for their firstborn son and fearful for the future of their Oneida people.
As the British prepare to attack frontier New York and Patriot regiments rally to defend it, two families separated by culture, united by love, will do all in their power to reclaim the son marching toward them in the ranks of their enemies.
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, The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, and The Wood’s Edge.
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