Friday, January 17, 2014

Burning Sky by Lori Benton-
My Review

At times the heart cannot accept closure. Willa, as a young girl, captured and taken hostage by the Mohawk Indians, is caught between two worlds. Neil, in need of more than her doctoring finds when he does not search for. The loyalties Willa has developed with her Indian family and the past intertwines with her new older familiarities and the life she now lives. She keeps within her spirit a reserve despite the persistence of several men vying for her attention. With a difficult decision looming within her heart the question is, which life path will she choose and how will it impact her future? I enjoyed this novel for the historical value, while descriptive scenery peppers the storyline and connectable characters kept me reading along, I would have enjoyed the novel more if it contained more details of the Mohawk lifestyle and how it impacted her when she was younger. For the most part the storyline did not shift from present to past abruptly, nor did it contain broken or hung parts, but it was rather lengthy and slow at times. Towards the last quarter of the book the action picked up and kept me reading hence the three star rating rather than a lesser one. I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my review.

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