An Uncommon Woman

by Laura Frantz

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You know when you have your favorite dessert…like one you get maybe once or twice in a lifetime? Think about how you savor every last morsel — slowly taking bite after bite and stopping in between to enjoy all the layers of flavor and decadence.

That is this book. 

This can not be read in one day, two days, or even a week. This is a book you read one delightful bit at a time.

I am not really sure how Laura Frantz does it, but somehow she gives enough information for you to really feel like you are there in that moment. I know what you are thinking — DIALECT HEAVY. Not the case. Believe me. You feel like you are there, but you aren’t skimming the lines and lines of description. She masterfully describes and pulls you in at the same time. Genius. Sheer genius.

This is another knock out of the park for Frantz and I can only hope that there’s a sequel. (Please be a sequel!) I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. This is me being honest. Here’s to many more.


**On a somewhat side note, as I was taking my time enjoying this book, my family and I went away on vacation. We went to this amazing place in the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia called The Frontier Culture Museum.

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I live in the Historic Triangle (Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown), so this is no small statement for me to say that The Frontier Culture Museum stands on it’s own as one of the greatest historic sites I’ve seen. Anyway, while we were there and going through the drawers in a 1600’s kitchen (yes, I was like a kid in a candy shop as you can open all the drawers and touch everything!!!), I came across this little bit of history. Once you read the book, you will understand the significance!

 

 

 

 

A Moonbow Night

by Laura Frantz

First of all, if you haven’t ever heard of a moonbow, it’s pretty much what it sounds like. A lunar rainbow.  double-moonbow-in-dorgaliIt’s gorgeous, isn’t it?

Secondly, let me just say that if you are looking for a “Hallmark” style book, keep on walking. Laura Frantz doesn’t do anything halfway and this is proof!! There’s a reason why she is my favorite such a popular author. 😉

So, let’s get into it.

Ever heard of Daniel Boone? Well, you are going to learn a LOT about him and the things he did during his life. Laura always incorporates so much history and geography in her books. It’s incredible how much I learn with each one. Of course, it’s mixed with such great storytelling and really deep characters that you barely realize you you learning (not that I mind. I am a HUGE history buff).

You will fall in love with Tempe and Sion as you read this story. They work through great loss, crippling fear, and the hardships of life on the unpioneered frontier; both individually and together. Their faith is tested and their lives are fluidly changing. Nothing unrealistic here. Only the eye opening realism of life in “Kentucke” 1777.

Pick up your copy ASAP! You won’t want to miss this one. You can also check out my face-off with this lovely lady HERE. Also, for some extra fun, you can go to her pinterest page dedicated to A Moonbow Night.

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Thanks for this great read! As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!!