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Series: The Pathfinders #1
Genres: Christian Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction
Published by WaterBrook Press on April 21, 2015
Source: Blog Tour, Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
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At the wood’s edge cultures collide. Can two families survive the impact?
The 1757 New York frontier is home to the Oneida tribe and to British colonists, yet their feet rarely walk the same paths.
On the day Fort William Henry falls, Major Reginald Aubrey is beside himself with grief. His son, born that day, has died in the arms of his sleeping wife. When Reginald comes across an Oneida mother with newborn twins, one white, one brown, he makes a choice that will haunt the lives of all involved. He steals the white baby and leaves his own child behind. Reginald’s wife and foundling daughter, Anna, never suspect the truth about the boy they call William, but Reginald is wracked by regret that only intensifies with time, as his secret spreads its devastating ripples.
When the long buried truth comes to light, can an unlikely friendship forged at the wood’s edge provide a way forward? For a father tormented by fear of judgment, another by lust for vengeance. For a mother still grieving her lost child. For a brother who feels his twin’s absence, another unaware of his twin’s existence. And for Anna, who loves them both—Two Hawks, the mysterious Oneida boy she meets in secret, and William, her brother. As paths long divided collide, how will God direct the feet of those who follow Him?
*Apologies first. I cannot believe my first Christian Fiction Blog Alliance participation in a while and I totally missed the tour dates! I guess I do have the excuse of spending Monday in the pediatric emergency room and then the rest of the week tending to stomach virus family. But, alas… I should have had things done and ready to post before hand! I’m sorry!
Lori’s first well-reviewed novel, Burning Sky, was named a top pick of 2013 by Romantic Times and has recently been named a finalist for the ECPA Christian Book of the Year Awards in the fiction category, and earned her two Christy Award nominations. Her second novel, The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn is being lauded as better than her first.
A new an unique setting in the 1750s:
Exploring the clash and blend of European and Native American cultures along the 18th century mountain frontier takes center stage in Lori’s novels, particularly the efforts of Native tribes to hold onto their way of life in the face of white settlement, and those settlers’ struggles to carve out a life in the midst of a hostile enemy. Some crossed the cultural barriers and managed to live in the other’s world, or in the space between. The Wood’s Edge explores the struggles of members of these vastly different cultures—white and red—to find common ground and live as neighbors.