Monday, September 25, 2017
When settler Clare Inglesby is widowed on a mountain crossing and her young son, Jacob, captured by Shawnees, she'll do everything in her power to get him back, including cross the Ohio River and march straight into the presence of her enemies deep in Indian country. Frontiersman and adopted Shawnee, Jeremiah Ring, promises to guide Clare through the wilderness and help her recover Jacob.
Once they reach the Shawnees and discover Jeremiah's own Shawnee sister, Rain Crow, has taken
custody of Jacob--renaming him Many Sparrows--keeping his promise becomes far more complicated, the consequences more wrenching, than Jeremiah could have foreseen.
My thoughts: I've read several of Lori's other stories and have enjoyed the rich historical aspect side of them. I love that her stories are about the early American settlers and their relationship with the Native Americans, though it is often heartbreaking. In Many Sparrows the story is especially heartbreaking, as it deals with a mother who loses her child after her husband disappears. It is an excellent story of God's love and peace and how He carries us when we deal with grief. This is a beautiful story that does a wonderful job of showing what both the sides might of been going through in the days leading up to the Revolutionary War. I highly recommend this one!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.