24 April 2014

Diana Reviews "The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn" by Lori Benton

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn


Reviewed by Diana Flowers*****

Historical Page-Turner!

Author Lori Benton has penned an exciting journey of one young woman's dangerous quest to find freedom in the frontier wilderness of North Carolina — amidst snow storms, wild Indians, mountainous terrain, and shadowy, dense forests filled with wild animals. It is also a breathtaking tale of romance, long buried secrets, treachery, and abuse. 

After her stepfather commits an unspeakable act, Tamsen Littlejohn makes an impulsive escape, enlisting the aid of frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to safety. The hawk-like beautiful Jesse was adopted by the Shawnee as a young boy, and Cade is the only father Jesse has ever known. Together they drive cattle once a year to Morganton and know the mountainous territory like the back of their hands. But Jesse's agreement to guide Tamsen to the Watuga settlement in NC is more than either of them have bargained for…as he is accused of kidnapping and murder and Tamsen is faced with hardships she never could have foreseen. And neither of them anticipated the shocking secret Cade has withheld lo these many years, nor did they expect to fall in love…

I can certainly see why Lori Benton's first book, Burning Sky, has been nominated in two categories for the 2014 Christy Awards! She is a phenomenal author; whose descriptive imagery and exhilarating storyline takes the reader to another place and time and leaves them there until the climactic conclusion! I fell in love with the loyal Jesse and the brave Tamsen, and when I finished their story I felt as though I was leaving good friends behind—so admirably and realistically were they portrayed. I also was entranced by the mystical aura Cade exuded, and the historical events that took place in the story. Another winner by author Lori Benton you won't want to miss!

This book may be purchased through Amazon, CBD, BAM and your local bookstore.

GIVEAWAY: This week we will be giving away two copies of Lori's new release "The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn" and a $10 Starbucks gift card!

**Please leave a comment with your email address to be entered in the drawing. **
  

58 comments:

  1. I LOVE Lori's books! They are amazing and I can't wait to read her next books! :)
    (Deiselbuffs@gmail.com)

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    1. LORI is so talented, LISA! I'm with you...can't wait til the next one!

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  2. Brilliant review DIANA! Didn't LORI do an exceptional job with this book? When I started it I was only going to read the first few pages and then I found I couldn't put it down! :-)

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    1. Thank you, TERESA! Yes, she certainly outdid herself on this one! I see more awards coming her way!

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  3. captivating review for a book that already has my attention! I love historical fiction!
    ~ Robin E. Mason
    [wish it would let me comment with my Wordpress blog ID!!!]

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    1. Hi, ROBIN! Well, you're definitely not anonymous to us! This novel has a little of something for everyone and I believe you are going to thoroughly enjoy it!

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  4. I've only read excellent reviews about this book (and her first one). I'm sure her award nomination is much deserved. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    garfsgirl [at] hotmail [dot] com

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    1. LIZ, thank you for stopping by! I hope you get the chance to read both of Lori's books! Yes, her award nominations are well deserved and I fully expect her to win!

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  5. Thanks for that lovely review DIANA... I'm beginning to feel like you girls are now just teasing me! :P You keep making it sound sooo good... And of course I also know from LORI'S previous book just how great she writes!! Hopefully tomorrow I can find some time to get that order in! :)

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    1. Lol, NOELA! We have enticed you, eh? I really can't pick which one I enjoyed the most so you'll HAVE to read this one, too, and see for yourself! :P But I will predict this one will be nominated for many awards as well.

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  6. I have heard great things about this book! Another one to add to my want list. :) Great review!
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    1. They are all true, SUSAN! I hope your wishes or "wants" come true! ;)

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  7. Thank you for this review, Diana. I admit that I never tire of seeing my story worlds through the eyes of readers, even when they don't fall head over heels in love with the characters like I hope they will. But when someone truly connects with the story and the characters as you and Teresa have... that is one of the main reasons this writer does what she does. So thank you for once again giving my book a warm welcome, and many blessings to you all here at OWG.

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    1. LORI, the pleasure is truly ours. It's fun to write reviews on great books such as this one, b/c we can just let our true feelings flow from the inside on out. Many blessings to you and on your writing!

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  8. Another excellent review! I can see that I need to get to know Lori's writing.

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    1. Thank you so much, ROBIN! Please do yourself a favor and get ahold of both of LORI'S books! Perhaps you'll win one of them here! :)

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    2. ROBIN, can you leave an email addy for contact purposes should your name be drawn? Writing it (at) and (dot) will prevent spam. Thx! :)

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  9. I've read such great reviews of her new book and now I'm so excited to read both! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. They are awesome, HEIDI! You won't regret reading them and I so hope you get the chance soon!

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  10. I am so loving this book too ! Its nice how we each come away with our own thoughts and experiences when reading the same book. I need to find more time to finish this book... but then again I don't want the story to end... Waiting for your next book Lori ! Blessings to all you ladies.
    Hugs
    Linda Finn
    Faithful Acres Books
    www.faithfulacres.net
    faithfulacresbooks@gmail.com

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    1. LINDA, thank you for sharing that with us! I wanted to read the book straight through to see how everything played out (and it was that good!), but life just gets in the way doesn't it? Just not nice when I'm reading a good book! ;)

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    2. Its bad when the book is so awesome and your not wanting to put it down.... Sigh Its good that I can read it and use it for history class. I so hope that Burning Sky Wins, I so loved that book. I could imagine where they were in New York and feel the story ! Everyone will enjoy her books immensely !
      Linda

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  11. Not sure if I've read Lori Benton's writing, and I wonder why I haven't. Very appealing and compelling read. Another fantastic review, Diana! Thanks for this giveaway and the chance to win a wonderful gift.

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    1. Thank you, BARB! I believe you will love her books!

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  12. Thank you to the PWG ladies for writing such enticing reviews of Lori Benton's books--I can see I really need to get my hands on these books, and a win here on OWG would be a great way to start. Thanks for the opportunity for winning Lori's books.
    Vicki

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    1. Vicki, I was trying to figure out if PWG is the Piggly Wiggly Girls or what? lol I can tease one of my besties. hehe On a more serious note, I would love for everyone to have the opportunity to read one of Lori's books! You won't want to miss out!

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  13. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!
    pj4824(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. PAULA, you'll love it I'm sure! Thanks so much for coming by OWG!

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  14. I am wanting this book so badly!!
    tsheroke(at)sbcglobal(dot)com

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    1. TERESA, when I get a comment like that it makes me wish I had a copy for everyone! Good luck to you!!

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  15. Diana, you have such a gift for reviewing Christian fiction! Thanks so much for this great write up. XOXOXO

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    1. Thank you, Carrie! And thank the Lord for all of His wonderful gifts!

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  16. This sounds like a nice book
    I would love to read it.
    Thanks for doing the free giveaway
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. DANIE, it's a wonderful book and I hope you get a copy in your hands soon!

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  17. If this book is half as good as the cover I'm going to love it. ♥ Thanks for the chance to enter the drawing to win a copy of The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn.
    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It is better than the cover, CINDI! LOL Your comment tickled me!

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  18. A lovely review thank you. "Historical Page-Turner!" says it all.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. You didn't even have to read the review with that title, MARY! LOL Tossing your name in my cyberhat. ;)

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  19. I've never heard of this author before, but I'll keep an eye out now. :)

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    1. Please do, CONSUMEDBYHIM! Her books are amazing. I just looked at your blog...very eye appealing!

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  20. Diana, when will we know if Lori gets the grand prize? :) I'm sure rooting for her. She sure has a good start on her writing career. GOD has really blessed her. I have the first book and now I'm trying to win this one. I already know I will love it. My daughter really loves The Burning Sky. Thanks Diana for the great review. Sending (((hugs))) to my OWG girls, and also a big one for Lori. (That is also my baby daughter's name.) Thanks for the give-away and hope I will be a lucky winner. GOD bless. Maxie mac262{at}me{dot}com

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    1. I think the Christy Awards are June 23, MAXIE, and you'll probably see announcements of the winners all over FB. So exciting, isn't it? I'm sure you will love this one, too!

      Big {{HUGS}} and blessings back to you and keep those fingers, legs, arms, and eyes crossed! LOL Well, maybe not your eyes---I want you to be able to read! ;)

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  21. this sounds wonderful... will have to put this on my list of must reads

    jblippo@gmail.com

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    1. I believe you will LOVE it, JULIE, and I forewarn you -- it's a hard one to put down! :) Thx for coming by!

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  22. Oooh, this sounds SO good! Definitely on my TBR pile. Great review!
    jmstengl61@gmail.com

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    1. THX so much, JILL! Definitely put this one at the top of that TBR pile! It is a wonderful book!

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  23. This book looks great. Please enter me in the contest. lshultz123@gmail.com. I'm a new fan and will be looking for Lori's books in bookstores!

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    1. Another LORI! ;) Welcome to OWG, LORI! Maybe you'll win one of the copies we're giving away here!

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  24. Love the review, Diana! I haven't read any of Lori's books but this one sounds fascinating.

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    1. Thx so much, ANNE! Her books are must reads!

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  25. After reading your review, Diana, I want to read this book. It sounds like one I would really like and sounds so good!

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    1. SANDY, we at OWG give you a hearty welcome!! SANDY is a very special friend to me and someone who reached out to help my daughter during some very troublesome years she went thru! And put us thru! Thank you, SANDY, and if you don't win this time come back, b/c we have a lot of giveaways each week and many of our viewers have won some wonderful books! Loved seeing you here! <3

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    2. Welcome to OWG, SANDY! I hope you can continue to hang out with us here at OWG with all the reviews/posts, because we'd love to get to know you more, and hopefully in the process you'll win some books too!! I agree, Diana did an amazing job with the review for this book, but then again, she always does! :) Thanks for being there for Diana, Sandy... You sound like a wonderful friend!!

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    3. Welcome to OWG blog, Sandy! Well, I sure hope Diana has your email address because you are a winner per random.org! God must be blessing you for being so sweet to our angel, Diana!

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    4. I think He surely must be! Congrats, Sandy! I know you will enjoy this great book!

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  26. Thank you for another beautiful review, Diana!!

    I really love the elements of excitement, secrecy, and emotion in this book that you mentioned - wild Indians, mountainous terrain, snow storms, wild animals, abuse, kidnapping and murder accusations - to say nothing of the romance involved!! I also love the historical info and Lori's use of Native Americans in her books.

    I'm thrilled to see that God has rewarded Lori's patience with a renewed gift of writing and the love and acclaim of many for her books - which point others to Him!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Beautifully said, BONNIE! It's amazing to see where God has brought LORI from and the awesome talent He has given her!

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  27. Awesome~!!!!! Thank you SO MUCH!!!! And yes, Diana is a great person!!!

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