Monday, June 20, 2016

A Flight of Arrows by Lori Benton


I just read Lori Benton's new book, a flight of arrows. It is the second book and a sequel about the intertwined names of two cultures, Native Americans and English colonists  in 1757 on a brink of the Revolutionary War.
Its a well written book with fascinating insights to the two cultures, and intimate look inside the minds of soldiers. But honestly, I had to push myself through the book. It was a little slow, and didn't hold my attention as well as I thought it would.

The characters are well developed and the plot is very unique. She describes the settings so well, so it's easy to picture the landscapes.  Elements of faith in forgiveness are woven throughout the book, but Christianity is not pushed in any way.

From the publisher:  Twenty years past, in 1757, a young Redcoat, Reginald Aubrey stole a newborn boy—the lighter-skinned of Oneida twins— during the devastating fall of Fort William Henry and raised him as his own. No one connected to Reginald escaped unscathed from this crime. Not his adopted daughter Anna. Not Stone Thrower, the Native American father determined to get his son back. Not Two Hawks, William’s twin brother separated since birth, living in the shadow of his absence and hoping to build a future with Anna. Nor Lydia, who longs for Reginald to be free from his self-imposed emotional prison and embrace God’s forgiveness— and her love.  Now William, whose identity has been shattered after discovering the truth of his birth, hides in the ranks of an increasingly aggressive British army. The Redcoats prepare to attack frontier New York and the Continentals, aided by Oneida warriors including Two Hawks, rally to defend it. As the Revolutionary War penetrates the Mohawk Valley, two families separated by culture, united by love and faith, must find a way to reclaim the son marching toward them in the ranks of their enemies. 

The book is appropriate for a readers over age 12. There is also a readers guide for those who want to read the book together and discuss the book.

I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review

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