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Many Sparrows: A Novel Paperback – August 29, 2017
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“Stunning. Many Sparrows is everything I want in a book: settings that spring to life, characters I love, rich historical context, heart-wrenching drama, timeless spiritual insights, and prose that reads like poetry. Lori Benton handles the conflicted eighteenth century with sensitivity in this tender tale of hope and fear, faith and doubt, loss and new life. Truly, this is an inspired masterpiece sure to stir the soul.”
—Jocelyn Green, award-winning author of The Mark of the King
“Intense. Enlightening. Lustrous. Many Sparrows is a lesson in early American history wrapped up in a beautiful romance, one not only of the human heart but of God’s heart for His creation. I cherished Clare and Jeremiah’s quietly blossoming love and deeply felt their struggle to trust and reach that painful yet unburdening place of surrender. Many sighs. And many thanks to the author.”
—Tamara Leigh, USA Today best-selling author of The Vexing and Lady Betrayed
“Lori Benton vividly portrays characters wrestling with a God they can’t explain but desperately need to trust. Many Sparrows is a heart-searching story where love trumps hate, and hard-won forgiveness leads to soaring hope. Held captive to the end by the characters’ inescapable conflicts, I shouted for joy when I read the masterful ending. Truly, this is history made personal and believable.”
—Mesu Andrews, author of Miriam
“Lori Benton weaves a beguiling tapestry of prose, pathos, and faith in Many Sparrows, a story as hopeful as it is heartrending. Shedding light on the ferocity of a mother’s love and the beauty and complexity of Shawnee culture and community, Benton’s boundless talent shines ever brighter as a rich and mesmerizing story unfolds. Each character is wonderfully authentic and honestly drawn, but it is Jeremiah’s devotion to God, the tension between his two worlds, and the vow he made to a grieving woman that caught my breath many times over. Exquisitely told, Many Sparrows reaches all the deep spaces of the heart, abiding long after the last page is turned.”
—Rel Mollet, RelzReviewz.com
“Many Sparrows is a beautifully threaded tapestry, rich with spiritual imagery and relatable characters, set in the boiling-pot world of the pre–Revolutionary Ohio-Kentucky frontier. With her customarily poetic voice and singular ability to bring eighteenth-century America to sparkling life, Benton weaves a story of fierce loyalty, breathtaking love, and the battles waged when faith is in crisis and survival is unlikely. Another burn-the-midnight-oil piece of literary fiction from one of the finest writers in inspirational fiction.”
—Rachel McMillan, author of the Herringford and Watts series
About the Author
Lori Benton was raised east of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by early American history going back three hundred years. Her novels transport readers to the eighteenth century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history. When she isn’t writing, reading, or researching, Lori enjoys exploring and photographing the Oregon wilderness with her husband. She is the author of Burning Sky, recipient of three Christy Awards, The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, Christy-nominee The Wood’s Edge, and A Flight of Arrows.
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Set in the prerevolutionary times in the Ohio and Kentucky lands, readers will be instantly drawn into a story when a family enters territory that is set to explode with an Indian uprising. There is palpable tension between the wife and her husband which only escalates when he leaves to find help after their wagon breaks down. Soon, it becomes apparent that Philip isn’t coming back to Clare, who is near her birthing time, and their small son Jacob.
When the pangs of birth begin, much sooner than she thought, she goes to a place to give birth away from her small son to spare him the sight. What Clare didn’t count on was Jacob disappearing and a stranger appearing to help her in her greatest hour of need! Readers are quickly set on a heart-pounding path of discovering what happens to Clare, Philip, and Jacob along with the new baby that is very hard to put down!
Lori does a masterful job of placing before us the truth of how hard at times trusting in God is especially when there is nothing anyone can do to change the circumstances. Her characters reflect the sorrow of soul, tears of pain, and those moments of the glorious hope and peace that God alone can give to those who release their hearts and problems completely to the Lord.
For me, I could relate to Clare in her struggles, tears and learning that God hears the cry of His children. We also learn the truth of Matthew 10:29-31 (NASB): “Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”
Clare is a strong and determined heroine. Her path was not an easy one. Her heartache and struggles are often so real I felt like I was right there with her in the story! Her faith and trust in God are tested and she becomes a stronger person and gains a closer relationship with God through her trials.
Jeremiah Ring has a strong faith and a deep well of patience. He carries his own heartache, and yet his past struggles haven’t made him bitter or angry, they only made his faith that much stronger.
Many Sparrows has easily become my favorite book of 2017! I have read all of Lori Benton’s book, and have enjoyed each one. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Historical Fiction.
(I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists and/or authors, including netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)
Clare is a young mother in a disappointing marriage who loses a child to capture in the American colonial frontier.
Her struggles to find her son and the people who help her lead up to Clare meaningless Gods goodness, and His promise that He will work all things together for good to those who trust Him.
All of Lori Bentons books are excellent reads.
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