Many Sparrows

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Many Sparrows

Many Sparrows (WaterBrook, August 2017)

Either she and her children would emerge from that wilderness together, or none of them would. . . .

In 1774, the Ohio-Kentucky frontier pulses with rising tension and brutal conflicts as Colonists push westward and encroach upon Native American territories. The young Inglesby family is making the perilous journey west when an accident sends Philip back to Redstone Fort for help, forcing him to leave his pregnant wife Clare and their four-year old son Jacob on a remote mountain trail.

When Philip does not return and Jacob disappears from the wagon under the cover of darkness, Clare awakens the next morning to find herself utterly alone, in labor and wondering how she can to recover her son . . . especially when her second child is moments away from being born.

Clare will face the greatest fight of her life, as she struggles to reclaim her son from the Shawnee Indians now holding him captive. But with the battle lines sharply drawn, Jacob’s life might not be the only one at stake. When frontiersman Jeremiah Ring comes to her aid, can the stranger convince Clare that recovering her son will require the very thing her anguished heart is unwilling to do—be still, wait and let God fight this battle for them?

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Reviews

  • A book that teaches us more than a typical fiction book ever could!

  • The author gives us a historical read that not only tears at your heart but warms your heart also. Written with such feeling and leaves you wanting more. It will inspire you. It will bring tears. It will make you feel like you are on that wilderness mountain top, alone, facing the unknown.

  • Lori Benton has wrote a well-rounded and dynamic novel. The book flows so well that you won’t get to much historical information and get lost. She introduces the characters with such grace that you feel you know them.

  • Once I started to read “Many Sparrows” by author Lori Benton I was thrown into the time when women and men lived without anything to hold onto to except their faith and their families. Claire was a young mother who had to face horrible events in her life.

  • My last fiction review for the summer is a great one! This is definitely one of the best books I’ve read in the last few years.

  • Lori Benton’s vivid storytelling brings history to life in a way that fills every sense and emotion. Many Sparrows is a powerful soul-stirring story! 

  • If you love historical fiction novels than I would pick this book up or at least read other reviews to see if it would be a right for you.

  • Many Sparrows is the story of the power of a Mother’s love, strength, compassion, forgiveness and understanding. It is powerful and the emotions pour off of the page. Lori has a great way of dragging you into the story and you feel as if you are side by side with Clare on this journey.

    Many Sparrows is an amazing novel from start to finish and I could not put this one down!

  • I found this book not only to be highly entertaining, but historically informative. Ms. Benton has written another book that is impossible to put down until the end. I hope that there will be another novel picking up where this one left off. I’d love to see what happened.

  • A new writer to me and my first book by Lori. I did enjoy this story. It was beautiful well put together. Full of history that I loved reading about. Great characters and a book that touched me in many ways. Looking forward to reading more.

  • The poignant underlying thread throughout draws us readers in, yet it’s also the sadness of life’s trials that led to the glimmer of hope for our characters. Faith and courage ties this story beautifully with the historical setting. In all, Many Sparrows is beautiful and complex.

  • This is a story that will grab your heart and never let go.

  • How do you do justice to a story that is at once exquisitely heartrending and powerfully inspiring in a few brief paragraphs? Impossible. And yet here I am, trying to do just that. It will probably require a number of repetitions of the word ‘exquisite’, so I apologise for that in advance, but it is the word that repeatedly comes to mind. Exquisite writing, exquisite pain, and yet exquisite beauty in and through that pain. It’s the kind of story that knits the truth into your very marrow—that our God is a God who has His eye on every sparrow, and that “He’s working all the while, before and behind and beside us”, even when we don’t see it.

  • Now that I’ve read Many Sparrows, I understand what all the fuss over Lori Benton’s writing is about. This book is simply beautiful, and I’m eager to read more of Benton’s novels.

  • My first book by Lori Benton and I’ll certainly be coming back for more.

  • This is a beautiful, well-written book. The characters are compelling and well-developed. The story is interesting and not predictable. There is sweet romance, although romance isn’t the primary focus of the book. And there is spiritual encouragement, as readers share in Clare and Jeremiah’s personal stories. But the book isn’t ever “preachy.”

  • Lori Benton’s Many Sparrows establishes a thought provoking view into a time when the places now known as states were still colonies, relations with Native Americans were tumultuous, and the quest for land ownership often ended in tragedy.

  • This was an incredible historical story! I loved the over all message and thought Lori did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. This one was hard to put down!

  • This is a book that will tug at the heart and will leave you thinking about the characters and plot long after the story is finished. Now if you’re looking for a cute pick-me-up, this is not for you. We are dealing with some hard battles. This will bring tears (so make sure those tissues are handy), but it will also warm the heart. It will inspire you.

  • Moments says:

    Lori Benton has created a beautiful story of adventure and heartache as well as one that is inspiring and filled with hope. 

  • As I turned the pages of Many Sparrows, I once again found Lori Benton’s storytelling to be enthralling, historically compelling, and awash in the faith that sustains. She reveals the strength and weaknesses and unspeakable trials that were faced in the push westward.

  • This book was incredible and compelling to read with the story that was inspired base from the historically the Americans during the Revolutionary war “ Dunmore’s war” along the Ohio River Kentucky frontier in 1774.

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