After fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It’s a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucke—men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his crew looking for an experienced guide.
When his guide appears, Sion balks. He certainly didn’t expect a woman. But it is not long before he must admit that Tempe’s skill in the wilderness rivals his own. Still, the tenuous tie they are forming is put to the test as they encounter danger after danger and must rely on each other.
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.
First of all, one does not simply “read” a Laura Frantz novel. It’s an experience, a guided journey through the author’s imagination along the rambling back roads of history. It’s books like this that drive my love of story!
Life for the first Kentucke settlers was full of hard, dangerous work. Like many pioneers and frontiersman, these early Kentuckians were determined to carve a piece of civilization out of the vast, rugged wilderness. I have to admire these hardy, determined men and women who fought for survival and built a legacy.
Temperance is every backwoodsman’s dream come true. She can cook, garden, track, hunt, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Tempe is a beautiful young woman who has embraced life in the Cumberland region wholeheartedly.
Sion is a skilled and intelligent outdoorsman. Although he is a man of few words, Sion is a natural leader and trailblazer. His courage level is somewhere between daring and dangerous.
A Moonbow Night is a beautiful tribute to the blood, sweat, and tears shed by Kentucke’s earliest settlers and the majesty of the untamed Cumberland region.
I requested the opportunity to read and review this title through Revell Reads and Net Galley. The opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Laura Frantz is a Christy Award finalist and the author of several books, including The Frontiersman’s Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, The Colonel’s Lady, The Mistress of Tall Acre, and The Ballantyne Legacy series.
She lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.