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Tea Party Winners: Carla Gade's winner is Becky Dempsey, Andrea Boeshaar's winner Caryl Kane, Gina Welborn's winner Jasmine A., Carrie Fancett Pagels' winners book copy -- Lynda Edwards, teacup and saucer -- Wendy Shoults

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lori Benton's "The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn" Reviewed by Carrie Fancett Pagels

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn


Lori Benton has created a sympathetic heroine in Tamsen Littlejohn.  Her stepfather is a wicked man and wishes to force her into a marriage. After he commits a heinous crime (which he blames on the hero) Tamsen escapes on a journey into North Carolina's frontier. Danger lurks at every turn. 

Jesse Bird is a buckskin clad frontiersman who spies the beautiful Tamsen when he and his "adoptive" father, Cade, stop in a backwoods town on a cattle drive. With a lyrical and a haunting, almost ethereal quality to her voice, Lori Benton pulls the reader further into the frontier and a time now lost to us.

The couple has a reprieve when they spend time in Jesse's home with his close friends as neighbors. But the neighbor's daughter has fancied she'd be the one Jesse would marry, not Tamsen. The young girl unwittingly brings further danger upon them. Soon Jesse and Tamsen are running from their adversaries.  You'll be rooting for this couple to have a good outcome!   

Lori Benton's first book, Burning Sky, is a finalist in two categories for the Christy Awards.
The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn may be purchased through Amazon, CBD, BAM and your local bookstore.

GIVEAWAY:  Lori's new release "The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn" in choice of format (international winners ebook only.)

**Please leave a comment with your email address to be entered in the drawing. **

Bio: Carrie Fancett Pagels is owner/administrator of the CQ blog and author of Amazon best selling and top-rated "Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance." You can get glimpses of Shirley Plantation if you are watching AMC's "Turn"!

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Lori on her two Christy nominations! Can't wait to read The Pursuit of Tamsen Little John! Thanks for the review, Carrie!

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    1. TY, Rebecca, and I'm looking forward to reading your upcoming release, too!

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  2. Thanks for posting Carrie. It seems there is quite an adventure in this book.

    Thank you for the giveaway
    Janella

    arieljo12 (at) hotmail.com

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  3. Great review! Sounds like another good one. :)
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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  4. Congratulations Lori!
    I love the cover of your book--Pursuit of Tamsen Little John--it sounds really good.
    I have not read Burning Sky yet but will check if our library has it.
    Thank you Carrie for sharing Lori's book with us and a chance to win a copy.
    Blessings,Tina
    tfrice@comcast.net

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    1. Tina, this is a lovely read. I think you'd enjoy it! Blessings!

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    2. Thank you, Tina. I'm very blessed in the team I get to work with, including my cover designer.

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  5. I really enjoyed reading "Burning Sky" and have been hearing wonderful things about this one too. A family series, written by Lori and set during this time period would be very interesting.

    nina4sm/at/gmail/dot/com

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    1. Sylvia, you'll find Lori really makes the story world come to life in this book!

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    2. Sylvia, so happy to hear you enjoyed Burning Sky. What I'm working on now is along the lines of what you mention here, a two book series about two families, set during the 18C. You can find out more about that on my website, specifically here: http://loribenton.blogspot.com/2014/05/looking-ahead.html

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  6. Great review! Sounds like an interesting read!
    Wendy
    wendyshoults(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Wendy, I think u would love this book! Stay warm up north!

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  8. This book looks so good!
    Amanda
    Pandamanda02(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It really is, Amanda! And it is available in many different formats!

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  9. This book looks so good!
    Amanda
    Pandamanda02(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I am really looking forward to reading this book, especially since it is set in the area where I live.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot) com

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    1. Oh, that is cool, Kay! This should really resonate with you, then!

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  11. Congratulations Lori. And, I love the cover on this book. Thanks Carrie for another review. I'm so glad for another chance to win this book. I just know it is going to be great. You are good at making me want the rest of the story. Thanks my friend.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. You simply have to read this story, Maxie! You'll love it!

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  12. Once again, love the review, it sounds so good!
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    1. Susan, thank you! I am not the best reviewer but I try! Blessings!

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  13. Thanks for the review, Carrie. I can't wait to read, The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn! It's a gorgeous cover, Lori.
    Portia
    pcfielding@gmail.com

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