So, I recently discovered this brand-new author coming out …
Burning Sky: A Novel of the American Frontier by Lori Benton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As a writer and history geek, I’ve grown very picky indeed when it comes to historical accuracy in novels, so I don’t ask for ARC’s much these days. This one, however, sounded intriguing … and Benton hugely impressed me! Her writing is smooth as silk, the characters’ voices gripping and authentic, the story engaging. I found very few snags in any aspect, and I knew after the extensive research I’d done on the RevWar period that the trials Willa experiences are true to the time. The author handles difficult themes honestly but without gratuitous detail. Very well-crafted story … lingers with me long after I closed the book. My main sadness was having to say farewell to these characters and then wait before the author’s next work comes out!
Stay tuned for an interview with Lori later this month, both here and on Colonial Quills! (Giveaway included!)
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