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Book Review: A Moonbow Night

I have fallen more and more in love with the history of the United States since I graduated high school, and love how I can go back through my family tree and see where my ancestors were during different periods of time. Apparently, I have a few who knew Daniel Boone, the great frontiersman! That’s one of the little bits that attracted me to this book…

moonbow-night

The publisher’s blurb:

From the beloved author of The Frontiersman’s Daughter andCourting Morrow Little comes a new Kentucky novel…On the vast, uncharted Kentucky frontier of the 1770s, Temperance Tucker has learned to be fleet of foot, accurate with her rifle, and silent about the past. But her family secrets complicate her growing attraction to a handsome Virginia land surveyor with a harsh history of his own. Will the hurts and hardships of the past prevent them from a fulfilling future?

With her signature sweeping style and ability to bring the distant past to vivid life, Laura Frantz beckons readers to join her in a land of Indian ambushes, conflicting loyalties, and a tentative love that meanders like a cool mountain stream.
What I thought of the book:
As excited as I was to read a story set in the Kentucky wilderness, I soon felt like the book was slowing down. Yes, things kept up at a decent pace, but the characters’ energy didn’t really seem to be there. It was like they were slogging along through ankle deep mud to get to the next plot point. Had it been a bit more energetic, I know I would have enjoyed it much more. As it was, this is an enjoyable story, even with the slower pace.
I do have to say that Laura Frantz is wonderful at describing her characters and her settings, and her research into life in Colonial era Kentucky is amazing. You will feel as though you are really there, seeing and hearing and feeling all the things she writes about. I love when an author brings the world of his or her books to such life.
Would I recommend this book? Yes, especially if you want to journey through the Cumberland Gap and be carried along by the story of Tempe and Sion. Definitely.
**I was sent this copy from Revell in exchange for my fair and honest opinion.**
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Author:

Syd is a Midwestern girl who doesn’t think the term “girl” is sexist in the least – especially after she left her 20s. She holds a huge love for history (from WWI through the end of WWII, Victorian, Regency, and Elizabethan eras), some science fiction, and likes to pass the time reading, working with photography and needlework, and writing things. Lots of things. Syd likes to dance, too, but she looks like an utter goob doing so!

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