Sunday, February 2, 2020
An Uncommon Woman
Unflinching and plainspoken, Tessa Swan is not your typical 18th-century woman. Born and bred on the western Virginia frontier along with her five brothers, she is a force to be reckoned with.
Quiet and courageous, Clay Tygart is not your typical 18th-century man. Raised by Lenape Indians, he returns a hero from the French and Indian War to the fort that bears his name, bringing with him Tessa's long-lost friend, Keturah, a redeemed Indian captive like himself.
Determined to avoid any romantic entanglements as fort commander, Clay remains aloof whenever he encounters the lovely Tessa. But when she is taken captive by the tribe Clay left, his hand--and heart--are forced, leading to one very private and one very public reckoning.
Intense, evocative, and laced with intricate historical details that bring the past to life, An Uncommon Woman will transport you to the picturesque and dangerous western Virginia mountains of 1770.
My thoughts: I'm fascinated by what the Americas looked like before winning our independence. Laura does a fantastic job of bringing history to life through the story of Tessa and Clay. I enjoyed Tessa and her no nonsense ways, with being raised with so many brothers! It was interesting to read about the dangers that the settlers faced and the threat of being taken captive by the Indians. This is an excellent, fascinating read!
I received this book from Revell. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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