21 April 2016

Teresa S Mathews Reviews A FLIGHT OF ARROWS by Lori Benton

A FLIGHT of ARROWS by LORI BENTON


Waterbrook Press

Reviewed by Teresa S. Mathews
5 Stars*****

Once again the talented author Lori Benton has created a story so powerful, I have to admit I ran a gamut of emotions while reading it. In book one of the Pathfinder series, The Woods Edge, we are told the story of Reginald Aubrey, a grieving father whose love for his wife, causes him to exchange his dead newborn son for a baby boy born to a white mother (Good Voice) and Indian father (Stone Thrower). In this book two, A Flight of Arrows, that story continues.

It has been twenty years since that fateful day that Reginald Aubrey made the choice that forever changed his life and the lives of Stone Thrower, Good Voice and their sons. When the twin now known as William Aubrey, finds out his true heritage he runs away to join forces with the British, leaving behind his grieving family. Now Reginald, and Stone Thrower must put aside any ill feelings so they can find William and bring him home.

Two Hawks, the twin raised with their Oneida people has a reason of his own for wanting to be the one to bring his brother home; he wishes to gain trust and respect from Reginald so he can ask for his daughter, Anna’s hand in marriage. Will they be able to find William before the war snatches him away from them permanently?

Ms. Benton is a stickler for details and I must commend her for her excellent research skills. This story will not only entertain you, it will share details of American history that you may not have known. Some may find the first few chapters a little slow moving as the scene is set for the story line, but I promise if you will continue you will be highly rewarded.

I was moved to tears on more than one occasion as the Love of our Heavenly Father was displayed through-out this dynamic story. I was especially moved by a passage spoken by the character Daniel Clear Day “The path the Creator has laid for us to walk has not been an easy path. Not always straight. And it will not be easy in the coming days. But when Creator said He would make rough ways smooth, I believe He was not talking about moving us to an easy path. He meant He was going to make our stride long enough, our legs strong enough, to carry us through. And when we reach our limits, He puts us on His back and He carries us and shields our eyes and hearts from that which would destroy our souls.” Thank you Lori for including this quote, it spoke encouragement to this new widow that walks such a path.  

Thanks to Waterbrook Press for providing me a copy of this 
book in exchange for my honest opinion


You can purchase this book and others by Ms. Benton at Amazon
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GIVEAWAY: Lori Benton has graciously offered to give away a paperback copy of A Flight of Arrows to one blessed commenter. (US Entrants Only!!) To be eligible please leave your email address written (at) and (dot) to protect yourself from spammers.


55 comments:

  1. Beautiful review Teresa. I LOVED this story.

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    1. Thanks CARYL, I also loved it. Lori is quite the writer!

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  2. Thanks so much for this lovely review, TERESA! I was also touched by the paragraph Lori included and am glad you decided to share it with our viewers. I'm sorry you are having to walk such a path, but the Creator is walking it with you and carrying you on His back when you reach your limits. Lori Benton is an amazing author.

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    1. Thank you DIANA! This is certainly not the path I was hoping for but our Father has let me know HE is right beside me and I can assure you HE has had to carry me a lot during this past year.

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    2. Beautiful review I'd love to read this book.

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  3. A wonderful review, TERESA!! It seems like such an intriguing story-line and I honestly can hardly wait to read it! The history in this novel sounds fascinating, too.
    How special that you were touched by that passage, Teresa. I'm sure Lori will be blessed to hear that God has used her book in this way, as well as rewarding you with an entertaining story to read!

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    2. Thank you NOELA. The nights are always the worst for me so when I read that passage about 2:00am Wednesday morning I was sobbing, it was so beautiful. It was another little love note from my Heavenly Father telling me everything will be alright.

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  4. I love Lori Benton's books! They are beautifully written!

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  5. Teresa, I'm blessed knowing that passage spoke to you, ministered to you, in this season of your life [[[hugs]]]. As I mentioned in the Acks, I gleaned those words from another warrior I know named Andrew, who graciously let me put them in the mouth of Clear Day. So thrilled to see God speaking through them to encourage and comfort.

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    1. LORI as you know I have enjoyed all of your books but this one was especially written for me. ;-) Please tell Andrew too how much I enjoyed that. Keep up the excellent work my dear!

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    2. I passed this link along to him!

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  6. Teresa, wonderful review! This sounds like an amazing book and I loved the passage you shared in your review, very powerful.
    Blessings, Tina

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    1. HI TINA, thank you so much! Oh YES, it is an amazing book! Hope you get to read it soon!

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  7. I am so looking forward to reading this book after hearing your review. I'm ready for an epic historical novel!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. HEIDI this one will certainly fit that bill!! I won't be at all surprised at the awards I'm sure it will get!

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  8. Teresa, great review! I love that passage you shared from the book. THank you!

    justcommonly(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. I hope everyone is as blessed by the passage as I was!! Thanks for dropping by! :-)

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  9. Wow!! Looks like a fantastic read.
    jenniferhess75ATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Hi JENNIFER! WOW and FANTASTIC are wonderful words for this book. :-)

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  10. trishaleonardatbellsouthdotnet. I, too, love Lori's books and they are even more special because I knew her when she was growing up when we both lived in Maryland! Very proud to say I knew her when :) and especially to see how she is using the wonderful gift God has given her!

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    1. TRISHA, I know those days have to be very special to you. The first time I read one of her books I knew she had been given a wonderful gift. :-)

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  11. Would love to have this book as I love all Lori Benton books currently reading Burning Sky and I have read the first in this series and have been waiting to see what happens next with the Aubrey family mypjm99(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. PAM, I hope you can read this one soon, I only skimmed the surface of the book with my review. There was so much more I could have said but I wanted everyone to have the pleasure of reading it for themselves. :-)

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  12. That is a great quote. I firmly believe that the Lord lets us to go through trials for a reason. But that he never leaves us in the midst of those trials.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. AMEN to that PATTY. The past year going through the loss of my sweet Carlton has been the hardest thing GOD has ever asked of me but I do know HE has been with me every step of the way. :-)

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  13. Great review. I look forward to reading it!

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    1. Thanks TASHA! Please come back and leave your email, I wouldn't want you to miss your chance!

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  14. I can't wait to read it and see what happens to all these characters. They feel like family and I need to KNOW what they are doing!!! I Can't Wait. I need this book. Haha! I am excited and I loved your review. Oh, the cover is beautiful too.

    pam1lunsford(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. PAM, I LOVE that excitement! lol I sure hope you get to read it soon, I promise it will have you on the edge of your seat. Make sure you have hankies too! :-)

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  15. I loved the book, The Wood's Edge, so when I discovered the story would continue in this next book, A Flight of Arrows, it immediately went on my MUST READ list. I have a lot of books on my "wish list" that I'd like to read. Some books, like this one, are absolute musts. Thanks for your excellent review (and for including that wonderful quote) and for the giveaway. I'd certainly love to win.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. PAM I was the same way when I read The Wood's Edge! Lori sure knows how to keep you hooked!! Such anointed writing skills! GOD has surely blessed her!! :-)

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  16. I can't wait to read this book. It sounds very exciting. I love the cover.
    reneerachoyolsenATgmailDOTcom

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    1. HEATHER, I promise this a book doesn't disappoint! I agree that cover is amazing!

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  17. I love that book quote, draws me right into the story! Lovely review, thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. TRIXIE thank you so much for coming by! That quote sums up this book perfectly, there are a lot of difficult paths for the characters but you can see the hand of GOD at work through it all. LORI did an excellent job portraying that through the story! :-)

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  18. Wonderful review, Teresa. Thanks for sharing the quote - sounds like a book that must be read! Would love to win this one.
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi BETTI!!This is definitely a MUST-READ!! :-)

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  19. I hope to win to follow this story. Sounds so good!

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  20. Forgot to add my email.

    Gpk1946 at gmail dot com

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    1. PHYLLIS I am so glad you dropped by!! Glad you came back to leave your email too. :-)

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  21. I hope to win to follow this story. Sounds so good!

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    1. PHYLLIS I sure hope you get to follow this story too. Its definitely one you will remember for years to come. :-)

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  22. Great job Teresa. This is the kind of story I have always loved. Hoping to get lucky and win. Hope all of my OWG ladies are doing great. Love you all. And, all of you other ladies too. GOD bless you all. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Hi MAXIE I sure you get lucky too!! lol I love you too dear Maxie, it always makes me smile when I talk to you! :-)

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  23. Beautiful review I'd love to win this giveaway. oradeerocks@gmail.com

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    1. Hi ORA!! It's good to see you here! Here's hoping you will be our blessed winner this week! :-)

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  24. Nice review. Love the cover. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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    1. Thanks KIM, so glad you dropped it. That cover is beautiful. :-)

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  25. Lovely interview! Thanks so much.😚
    Danajeweler at y mail dot com

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    1. DANA, thanks and its so great for you to drop in.

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  26. This review is beautiful and I am so glad that you mentioned the passage spoken by the character Daniel Clear Day. It is very profound and I hope to read Lori's entire manuscript.
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. A Flight of Arrows sounds like such a beautiful, emotional read! Thank you for a wonderful review. I'd love to win a copy of this book. alexa(at)alexaverde(dot)com

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  28. Congrats to Alexa Verde who won a paperback copy of A Flight of Arrows via random number.org! Alexa, please check your email. :)

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