The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn
By Lori Benton
About the Book:
Frontier dangers cannot hold a candle to the risks one woman takes by falling in love
In an act of brave defiance, Tamsen Littlejohn escapes the life her harsh stepfather has forced upon her. Forsaking security and an arranged marriage, she enlists frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina. But shedding her old life doesn’t come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance.
Convinced that Tamsen has been kidnapped, wealthy suitor Ambrose Kincaid follows after her, in company with her equally determined stepfather. With trouble in pursuit, Tamsen and Jesse find themselves thrust into the conflict of a divided community of Overmountain settlers. The State of Franklin has been declared, but many remain loyal to North Carolina. With one life left behind and chaos on the horizon, Tamsen struggles to adapt to a life for which she was never prepared. But could this challenging frontier life be what her soul has longed for, what God has been leading her toward? As pursuit draws ever nearer, will her faith see her through the greatest danger of all—loving a man who has risked everything for her?
About the Author:
Lori Benton was raised east of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by early American and family history going back three hundred years. Her novels transport readers to the 18th century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history, creating a melting pot of characters drawn from both sides of a turbulent and shifting frontier, brought together in the bonds of God’s transforming grace. When she isn’t writing, Lori enjoys exploring beautiful Oregon with her husband.
Visit the Authors Website here: http://loribenton.blogspot.com
Read the first chapter here: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SneakPeek_PursuitofTamsenLittlejohn.pdf
The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn is Lori Bentons second novel and is set in 1787 Watuaga Settlement in North Carolina. When I received this book and started reading I was overjoyed to read where the story was taking place because I have lived in North Carolina my whole life.
Tamsen Littlejohn lives with her mother and wicked stepfather, Mr. Parrish who has arranged a marriage for Tamsen with Ambrose Kincaid. Tamsen meets with Mr. Kincaid and was going to go through with the wedding until he treats one of his slaves badly. Tamsen is upset and leaves the restaurant ready to run away from her evil stepfather.
Jesse and his father Cade are traveling through the wilderness when they arrive in Morganton and while they are there Jesse runs into Tamsen. Tamsen runs away and joins Jesse and his father as they travel through the wilderness but Ambrose convinces Mr. Parrish that shes been kidnapped and goes after her. Will Tamsen remain with Jesse or will she marry Ambrose?
Lori is a wonderful author and has done a great job with this book!! I encourage you to get a copy and read today.