Thursday, May 15, 2014

Book Review: The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

 In an act of brave defiance, Tamsen Littlejohn escapes the life her harsh stepfather has forced upon her. Forsaking security and an arranged marriage, she enlists frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina. But shedding her old life doesn’t come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance.  
Convinced that Tamsen has been kidnapped, wealthy suitor Ambrose Kincaid follows after her, in company with her equally determined stepfather. With trouble in pursuit, Tamsen and Jesse find themselves thrust into the conflict of a divided community of Overmountain settlers. The State of Franklin has been declared, but many remain loyal to North Carolina. With one life left behind and chaos on the horizon, Tamsen struggles to adapt to a life for which she was never prepared. But could this challenging frontier life be what her soul has longed for, what God has been leading her toward? As pursuit draws ever nearer, will her faith see her through the greatest danger of all—loving a man who has risked everything for her?

What I Liked:
  • The Author's style: She grabbed my attention continually
  • The plot line: I was always wondering what was going to happen next. 
  • The continuation of the story: I liked that it continued after many points that it could of ended.  The author was able to wrap up every point of wonder and there were many surprises at the end of the book
What I didn't Like:
  • The Intimacy: There were many points that the author got into details that were inappropriate and unnecessary.  This would not be a book that I would recommend to others, especially younger girls, due solely to this point.  
  • There were only a few points where I would be bored with the storyline and skip over the page.  

You can read about the author here: Lori Benton, Author

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."

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