A Moonbow Night

A Moonbow Night

by Laura Frantz


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ISBN-13: 9780800726621
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 820,274
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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. Learn more at www.laurafrantz.net.

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A Moonbow Night 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous 6 days ago
This beautifully written book filled my mind was beautiful imagery of the Kentucky frontier. This is a beautiful captivating story that I thoroughly enjoyed and will probably read again.
MrsTina42MR More than 1 year ago
A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz Temperance Tucker is not only beautiful, she has a tender heart, is brave and an expert guide. Handsome Sion Morgan is a determined and strong man and perfect for Tempe. I enjoyed watching this unlikely pair as they became aware of their growing feelings toward one another. Their path is not a smooth one, far from it. It is wrought with dangers, Indian ambushes, questionable loyalties and grief. But there is hope and restoration, love and faith that will bring them through. Laura Frantz sweeps the reader away from present-day back-in-time and history to the frontier of 1777 along the Shawnee River in this sweeping story. Breathing in and captivated by its beauty, the dangers and romance of this historic era, we face the challenges, dangers, love and faith along with the characters as we turn each page. There is much in this story that captivated me: from the true-to-life characters and the struggles and challenges they faced to the amazing descriptions of the era with historical details woven within the story-line. One aspect that made the story more realistic to me are the brief quotes, (usually by someone who had actually lived in the time and areas of the setting of the story), such as on page 324, “My wife and daughters were the first white women that ever stood on the banks of the Kentucky River”, Daniel Boone. I love that! I also enjoy reading the authors’ historical notes in the back of the book. I appreciate the faith and inspirational elements within the story-line which enhanced the story, showing the importance of God in all areas of their lives. An amazing, heartwarming story.
NMusch More than 1 year ago
Laura Frantz has gone and swept my heart away again in this inspiring historical romance set in the wild Kentucky frontier of Daniel Boone, James Harrod, Benjamin Logan, and Simon Kenton. I have enjoyed all of this author's novels, and A Moonbow Night follows in the tradition of her first, The Frontiersman's Daughter, which also made my reader's heart skip a beat. It's a rough and tumble frontier, where a settler might be taken down by a Shawnee arrow or burned out and captured at any time during the effort to carve out a home in the wilderness. Temperance Tucker - Tempe - is a young lady equal to the challenge, though her deep, abiding heartache over the death of her true love, James Boone, has wiped away her fear of death, and she lives recklessly in a temptation of fate to join him. Until her heart is drawn to life again by Crown surveyor, Sion Morgon. Morgon is a woodsman like Boone. He's a steady man who is keen to the Indians' own games when it comes to wilderness warfare. Not since the chilling death of his young wife Harper has he been drawn to a woman the way lovely and wild Tempe Tucker draws him. Yet, neither they nor their loved ones might survive the costs that come amid the dangerous struggles between the Indians, the settlers, and the great armies vying for a continent. One might think it unlikely that a woman like Tempe could do the things she does in this story, yet history itself tells us she might, and Frantz has woven the story with realism and believability, causing us to consider the true character of those who settled the wilds. With a cast of characters as compelling as the country itself and beautiful storytelling that woos an historical fiction lover's soul, A Moonbow Night will mesmerize you as completely as the misty moonlight sparkling over a waterfall at midnight.
Nettie1 More than 1 year ago
A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz was exciting, thrilling and at times fraught with tension. The author wove a beautiful love story of two people who personified the spirit of the early settlers. There was not time to waste. There was not time to be coy. Instead there was respect and need and appreciation for the strengths required at this time in history. I just loved the romance that was woven into this story while getting to the heart and dangers faced at this historical time. I was caught up in the moment with Tempe and Sion as they forged that dangerous world that early Kentuckians encountered. There is a scene that left me scarcely able to catch my breath and tempted me to break my rule of looking forward to what was going to happen! I was enthralled with this story. A couple of favorite lines were: “He had that same air of intense quietness, that inbred strength and stealth, that marked an able woodsman.” “The journey ahead loomed large, but there was a sweetness woven within, a thread of promise and discovery.” Tempe and Sion are both complex and wounded yet such courageous souls. The loving and losing that shaped America is imbedded into this wonderful story as we travel with the hero and heroine. I, for one, appreciate anew the kind of bravery that forged this nation.
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
When you pick up a book by Laura Frantz, you are immediately swept away by the exquisite lilt of the narrative, by the vibrancy of the setting, and by the life in the characters. A Moonbow Night is no exception. I especially love reading her Kentucke books, the name given by various Indian tribes to the hunting ground that would become the state in which I now live. The rich history comes alive in ways I would have not predicted, and I must confess to a squeal of history geek delight when Daniel Boone swaggered across a scene or two. In many ways, the Kentucke wilderness in A Moonbow Night becomes a character all its own, and with each Kentucke book I read by Laura Frantz I develop a greater appreciation for the men and women who bravely lived and died and fought and sacrificed to settle the state I find so beautiful. (As a side note, the snippets and snatches from historical accounts included at the beginning of each chapter were another highlight of the book for me!) Tempe and Sion are wonderfully layered protagonists, each possessing rich emotions and poignant depth. Both of them have suffered greatly at the hands of the frontier, and both have left parts of their hearts behind in graves dug in the aftermath of Indian raids. While one has rejected God nearly completely, save the wisdom of his most trusted friend, the other clings to Him with one hand while holding Him at a wary distance with the other. And considering the example she has in her father, it’s really no wonder (If ever a character needed to be purse whomped, it is Tempe’s father.) And let’s not forget to mention the romance, aye? (Side note…. There’s something so swoony about these frontiersmen and their ‘ayes’. Blissful twitterpated sigh.) While A Moonbow Night isn’t drowning in romance, a certain kissing tree … and a certain cave scene … and a … well, you get the idea. It’s not lacking in romance by any stretch of the imagination. And since Laura Frantz has a distinct gift for making every word count, trust me when I say to make sure you read this from the comfort of your favorite fainting couch or facsimile thereof Bottom Line: A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz is a book you’ll want to devour in one sitting, yet somehow simultaneously find a way to savor each word so it lingers as long as possible. The beauty of the landscape, the richness of the history, the heart of the characters – all of these will beckon you to settle amongst the pages and immerse yourself in a world of wilderness and courage and discovery. And above all, steady and true, shines the moonbow with its promise of hope and restoration after a season of despair. A promise we could all use a little of today, aye?
joanhochstetler More than 1 year ago
A wondrous thing is a tale well told. A Moonbow Night is one of these. Evocative, haunting, passionate, and at times dangerous, this story lances to the depths of unforgettable characters—and the reader’s heart. All of Laura Frantz’s stories are immersion therapy for those of us who adore historical fiction, and I highly recommend them! You particularly won't want to miss this one. Extraordinary!
DianaFlow More than 1 year ago
Author Laura Frantz is a masterful artist who paints stunning pictures with words, and A Moonbow Night is a portrait that left me awestruck. This novel is an evocative, heartbreaking, and hauntingly beautiful tale with courageous, strong characters, and deliciously descriptive prose. The author's historical research is impeccable and well-detailed and her writing style is indescribably spectacular—quite possibly the best I have ever read by Ms. Frantz! The reader is immediately drawn in to the dangers and beauty of the early Kentucke wilderness—from the constant terrifying fear of savage Indian attacks to the dazzling allure of the moonbow o'er misty waterfalls. Although I would love to have had more romantic tension between Sion and Tempe earlier on, I realize that they were both haunted by loss and heartbreak...and to rush things would have been unseemly and unrealistic. The waiting and anticipation was well worth it, however, and the romance was utterly breathtaking...and yes, might I add toe-curling!?As I read the last chapter with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes, I knew that I had been someplace special—into the heart and mind of Laura Frantz and her beloved Kentucky. And what a beautifully captivating journey it was.
CarolJo More than 1 year ago
So much history of the settling of the Kaintuck Territory! I wanted both the Indians and the settlers to succeed! In A Moonbow Night, you will experience a little of what the settlers lived through. You certainly had to be tough to survive. Rugged Sion was a wonderful main character. Tempe had lived through many hardships in her life. Because of her grief, she was too careless with her life for my taste. I have read all of Laura Frantz's books and will continue to do so! I recommend A Moonbow Night to anyone interested in early American fiction. I received the e-book of A Moonbow Night through Net Galley. This is my honest opinion.
RachsRamblings More than 1 year ago
It's been said that a picture is worth a 1,000 words. In the case of Ms. Frantz, her words paint a fantasy so real the reader IS there- not just seeing a picture, but being a part of it. Pulled back into the early settlers lives of Kentucke, the words appeal to all senses creating amazing imagery and a magnificent tale. The five stars was a given since I stayed up well into the night to finish! This historical has all the great elements of a splendid story of a young lady with a recovering heart. She feels free outdoors, roaming the woods, collecting herbs, and enjoying Gods beautiful, majestic nature that surrounds her.( This is where we become soul mates. The beautiful outdoors and all it's wonders is where I spent many hours growing up. I still feel freedom and pleasure when among God's beautiful creation.) It's a dangerous time as it's next to impossible to tell who is friend or foe. The air is thick, the atmosphere tense, and the dangers of being early settlers very real. Love and hurt, a growing faith, a wonderful historical backdrop, and realistic characters all combine to produce a splendid and powerful narrative. I highly recommend this novel and once again a great story will be added to my forever shelves! "She wouldn't argue Sion's intentions with Esther. Best leave him with to the Lord."
PianoLady831 More than 1 year ago
There is an impalpable quality that makes A Moonbow Night stand out in the field of historical fiction. Characters and setting are imbued with life and breath, living on in my mind long after the last page is turned. Words on the printed page literally become an artist’s paintbrush in the capable hands of Laura Frantz. Hooked from the first page, I want to read quickly as the story builds, yet the exquisite prose and descriptive passages demand that I linger to savor all that my senses are experiencing. poignant The Kentucky wilderness of 1877 becomes a major character – rugged and beautiful at the same time, yet difficult “to master or make peace with.” Laura is one of the best at submerging you into her world, utilizing all the senses. I came away with a greater understanding and deeper appreciation for America’s frontier men and women. Sion and Tempe share qualities of strength and determination, and both have erected emotional walls because of a painful past. Sion “had that same air of intense quietness, that inbred strength and stealth that marked an able woodsman.” Tempe embodies what I think of as a frontier heroine – strong, hardworking, brave, and with an intimate knowledge of the rugged wilderness. The Moonbow Inn – a place of respite along the Shawnee river – is run Tempe, her lame brother, (supposedly) widowed mother, and a serving girl. Gazing at the lights shining through its shuttered windows one evening, Sion realized “he’d forgotten what it was like to feel a bond, kinship. To come home. To be greeted, open-armed and openhearted . . .” Like all of Laura’s books, A Moonbow Night is rich in historical detail and character complexity, but this story also has a spellbinding and ethereal feel. One of my favorite scenes was when Tempe and the half white/half Cherkee Raven shared a moonbow experience at the falls. Sion’s initial lack of faith stands in sharp contrast to the strong faith of his friend, Nate – and the effect of Tempe’s steady witness as the story unfolds is moving. The moonbow leaves an unforgettable impression, God’s faithful reminder “that even on the darkest nights there was a glimmer of hope, of promise, however hazy.” A Moonbow Night is the first book to go on my 2017 “best of the best” list. Highly recommended. I was provided a free copy of this book from Revell. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
LucyMR1 More than 1 year ago
Thought provoking is the words that come to mind for me after reading A Moonbow Night. This is not an easy read romance....this is a book with depth and characters that make you feel the pain and struggles of the wilderness that is untamed. The hardships of being a woman in the mountains of Kentucky with just your family facing the anger of the Indians whose land is being taken. My heart bleeds for both. The loss and devastation they faced and continued to eek out the food they needed to survive the winters. Laura Frantz has a descriptive way with words that makes you envision the sights and smell the fish sizzling. I love the scene between Temperance and Raven at the falls, you can hear the unspoken words. I loved that Nate's verbal Faith and Temperance's quiet Faith both spoke volumes to Sion. This is a book of finding your way past the pain and loss and finding the strength to move on to the plan God has placed before you. It is done in almost a poetic way that grips you. I received a complimentary copy. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.
Freddikb More than 1 year ago
A wilderness filled with dangers waiting around every bend. A Virginian surveyor intent on helping to colonize the land of Kentucke. An innkeeper’s daughter wanting the surveying party gone before her secret is revealed. When Tempe Tucker is asked to guide the surveying party through Kentucke she initially declines. However, she soon changes her mind. The group heads into the woods and it does not take Sion Morgan long to realize there is more to Tempest than meets the eye. The thing is, Tempe is not the only one keeping a secret. This story sucked me right in and held me tight. I inhaled it. The descriptions of wilderness life in 1777, the characters and their personalities. I felt as though I was part of the surveying group. The story is filled with riches in history mixed beautifully with fiction. I happily recommend this book to anyone who is a fan not only of Laura Frantz but also of settlement stories, history, and/or adventures. From beginning to end it was well-written. And may I add, I love that Tempe was portrayed as a GUIDE for the surveying party! She also was part of their night security watch. In an era when that would have been frowned upon more than accepted. *I received this book free from Revell in exchange for my honest review. What I have expressed are entirely my own thoughts.*
SavannaKaiser More than 1 year ago
This story – much like every other one penned by Laura Frantz – captured my heart and imagination. I find myself still dwelling on the characters long after finishing the last page. I miss them. I miss the Kentucky woods. I miss the adventure and the journey I followed along as the reader. It happens to me every time I read Laura’s work. It’s hard to move on from such a touching story. I can’t imagine having lived during such a tumultuous time, but to see it through Tempe’s and Sion’s eyes was breathtaking. I felt like I was watching a movie, the scenes just moved so smoothly into the next. I loved these two. I loved their hearts, their strength, even the walls they put up to protect themselves from hurt. They’re vulnerable and they’re real. Last of the Mohicans comes to mind with this story and its raw settings, strong leads, and dangerous surroundings. I held my breath through many moments and even teared up a time or two. Historical fans will love the attention to detail and will be left wanting to learn more about the Boones and this incredible time in our country’s history. There is suspense. Heartache. Hope. It felt like I was reading poetry. The dialogue is crafted so well. And the small portions of backstory made me love the journey that much more. I could go on and on, but I encourage you to just read the book instead. The only thing better would be to sit on Laura’s front porch of her Kentucky cabin and listen to her read this story out loud. It’s one of those books you pick up and feel like you’ve visited with the author, heard her voice so clearly, and witnessed the story of her heart firsthand. You don’t want to miss this treasure. I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.
Baranski1987 More than 1 year ago
A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz. If you love christian, historical fiction that you will surly love. This is a most wonderful book by Laura Frantz. Laura Frantz knows how to draw you into a story and not letting go of you until the very end. You experience so many feels and emotions while reading one of her books. A gripping story of love, faith, trust, loss and much, much more. Be sure to order your copy of A Moonbow night today. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4.5 stars!
joyful334209 More than 1 year ago
What such brilliantly bountiful use of such wonderful words that shaped our minds and imagination and caused our hearts to feel such incredible feelings. This book was one that I would never forget for a very long time. It uses history to share a story like a violinist uses their instrument to tell the story of peter and the wolf. This is one story of the telling of a group of people trekking across the trail to get to Kentucke ( that is how they spelled it.), and it takes you along the journey and teaches you how to look for Indian clues,locales, people, clothing, homes, food and all the other challenges and dangers they face on a daily basis from the dawn to the next dawn. Then in all of this there is a romance between Sion Morgan and Tempe Tucker This book takes us on such emotions you feel so wiped when you are done - all in one day I might add. You will love this book. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
A Moonbow Night was an absolutely beautiful tale that transported me back to 1777 Kentucky. I loved everything about this novel! The cadence of the writing added to the overall tempo of the story and helped me to actually feel as if I was working my way across the land with Sion, Tempe, and the others. Sion and Tempe were such interesting characters. I felt so deeply for Tempe and the internal struggle she had from the loss of her first love. I also enjoyed learning more about Sion’s past and what exactly happened with Harper. A Moonbow Night was full of beautiful scenery, danger, romance, and interesting characters. It kept me enthralled from beginning to end. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts and opinons are my own.
lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, A MOONBOW NIGHT is only the second book I read by Ms. Frantz. and I loved them. So when this book became available, I was excited for the opportunity to read it. The story is full of description. Rich, vivid descriptions that enable the reader to see what the characters see, and almost smell the buttery crusty cornbread and feel the spray of the waterfall. Unfortunately, the story itself dragged. Sion was a strong, Daniel Boone type man, leading a group of surveyors through the wilderness. Tempe is a strong pioneer woman who is used to the wilderness, but torn between the settlers and keeping peace with the Indians--ones who butchered her fiance in cold blood the eve of their wedding. I really liked Tempe's brother, Russell, Sion's friend, Nate, Sion and even Tempe. As a romance, it was a fail. There were zero romantic tension between the characters, but they did come together as a couple in a very slow, kind of secondary to the story sort of way. The writing itself is beautiful. Ms. Frantz is a very talented story teller and can definitely put words together. My attention was caught--a little--by River, when he was caught in a snare, but the author solved that flair of interest quickly by revealing what happened. The only other draw to the story was whether the characters would survive--or not--the impending Indian attack, but given the genre of the book, that was a given. Not an altogether unpleasant read. Fans of Ms. Frantz or historical pioneer stories might be enthralled.
Lane_Hill_House More than 1 year ago
Friday, January 20, 2017 A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz, © 2017 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, Acts 17:26 NASB Surveying the first great gateway to the west in "Kentucke" between the Cumberland Gap, follow the buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter, the pioneer... All traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky and the banks of the Ohio River at the Falls of Ohio, aside trails, mountains, settlements, and countless rivers. Sion Morgan and his mapmaker, Cornelius Lyon, have differences as they strive to work together within the unknown land around them. He'd forgotten what it was like to feel a bond, kinship. To come home. To be greeted, open-armed and openhearted... --A Moonbow Night, 77. To be a wanderer, could he take a risk? Reading Laura Frantz' books you become part of the narrative in a way that only a soothing ripple of a stream could be. Relaxing, tender, awaiting a coming storm that would send currents rushing over the rocks embedded beneath. Is is like a lone dog wanting to come in from the shadows to feel a touch but yet not eager to forge beyond its trembling. Sion Morgan does feel and seeks solace amid the everyday separateness of heart expanded beyond his remembrance. A fondness he desires to renew. "A full moon ... ample mist ... patience." --Ibid., 111. Maintaining direction, his steps seemed to rebound back to where he had circled to begin ~ the Moonbow Inn. There were other travelers gathered, those who had passed along the word that there was unsettling ahead. Was there unsettling, here, for his heart? Temperance, a name given that formed her steps. Tempe hastened to assist her mother as the Inn's hustle and din of hungry passers drew them to aromas permeating the keeping room, consuming the staples becoming meager. Respected as a sharpshooter, she had a skill needed for food when she had learned early on by her father. Now it stood before her as a reference and a following. As their paths cross continually, they learn to maintain a semblance of aloneness ~ together. Sion needing direction; Tempe, needing a freedom to become. Laura Frantz' story tells of a people who staked out land ~ the disruption of those displaced ~ a land that wasn't fenced or marked off, except for the familiarity of a known land to those who roamed it. My heart goes there too. This is a story of those who came, marking new lands they hadn't traveled. On the vast, uncharted Kentucky frontier of 1777... ***Thank you for authoring, Laura Frantz, and Revell Reads Fiction for sending me a copy of A Moonbow Night. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Laura Frantz writes with an eloquence that is unmatched, and I love losing myself in the rich, vivid stories she brings to life! In her latest release, Frantz subtly weaves an intricate narrative of the history and heartache that encompassed the settling of the Kentucky frontier. Tempe and Sion’s journey is complex and compelling, perfectly blending moments of turbulence with moments of tenderness. Impeccably researched and beautifully rendered, fans of historical romance are sure to relish A Moonbow Night! I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
Gabrielle-Meyer More than 1 year ago
There are some books that read like a fast food meal, quick and easy, with little thought. Some read like a decadent dessert, rich, filling, and sweet. Others are like a snack to be read in little bits, as time allows or when you're bored. Some are like a family meal, creating good memories, lots of laughter, and heartfelt moments. Still, there are others, like A Moonbow Night, that read like a six course meal which should be savored, unhurried, purposeful, and satisfying to the very end. I just closed the pages of A Moonbow Night and my heart is full of Kentucke, Boones, Indians, settlers, friends gained, friends lost, breathless kisses, enduring love, betwixt and betimes, and a beguiling moonbow. What a stunning tale Laura Frantz has spun. With each scene, each character, each backstory crumb, the gossamer threads are woven together to make a tapestry so intricate and so beautiful, it's truly a work of art. Laura's passion for Kentucky is breathed into the very essence of her characters and storyworld. My own desire to see Kentucky has increased tenfold, though I feel as if I've been there and it has become a part of me. She has taken my preconceived ideas of Kentucky and turned them inside out, teaching me about the history that shaped the state and country and the men and women who sacrificed everything to settle the land. The story is full of historical references, well-researched details, and breathtaking prose. Several times I stopped just to enjoy a sentence or capture a feeling. The romance grows gently as it changes the hero and heroine, drawing them out of their brokenness and into a place of healing. Some scenes are so powerful, they will leave your heart beating a little harder and make you eager for the next. I loved reading this story and experiencing a piece of history I knew little about. When I came to the end, I was sad to say goodbye, but thankful I had been invited on the journey. Thank you to Laura for another adventure, another unforgettable hero, and another timeless love story tucked inside my heart.
Carol-Kelley More than 1 year ago
Laura Frantz has written another wonderful book! I really enjoyed reading "A Moonbow Night" and learning some early history of Kentucky including a cameo of the Boone family. There is lots of adventure, romance and learning to overcome the past. Temperance Tucker and her family operate an Inn and are surviving during a turbulent time in Kentucky when Indian wars are all around. She meets Sion, a land surveyor, and his team who are there mapping the land. Life gets challenging and love finds them both. Loved this book and am looking forward for more from this author. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for my honest opinion.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz is her latest historical saga. Starting in 1777 in the wilds of Kentucky, we are witness to life in the wilderness as we meet Tempe Tucker and her family as they run the Moonbow Inn. We are also treated to the adventures of Sion Morgan and his surveying team as they travel through the dangerous wilderness mapping and scouting. Laura, to me has always seemed to have a poetic way with her writing. This is definitely an adventure story as the characters are caught up in this very dangerous land of Kentucky, not to mention the angry Native American tribes who wish to protect their land and way of life, and the British forces that are trying to hem in the colonies that are busting at the seams to become a new nation with freedom. I can always count on Laura for a good ending, however the twists and turns to get there is usually heartrending. This tale is no less and in my opinion I think her most harrowing story yet. I tend to like more focus on romance in my reading and though this book has a love story, the main obstacle between the two lovers is the dangerous life of just living and being in Kentucky. And that is where I think this story shines the most. Ms. Frantz has made Kentucky a character itself. At times whimsical, as in I was expecting a wood nymph to pop out here and there in the almost fantastical descriptions of the country’s beauty. However, this was a dangerous Kentucky, a land that was beautiful but demanded a healthy respect of fear as well. There was a bit more violence in this book than in her others and that just gave witness of how dangerous the land and the tensions between different groups of people were when our nation was very new. I highly recommend this book for a taste of a time in history when men and women were cutting their way across this great nation and to remember where our roots truly spring up from. I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher. I was not required to give a positive review and the views expressed are my own.
KatrinaEpperson More than 1 year ago
This story takes place starting in the spring of 1777 in a new area through the "Gap" which is now known as Kentucky. This story centers around Temperance Tucker and Sion Morgan. Temperance is a unique, young woman. She and her family fled from Virginia under a cloud of suspicion and settled along the Shawnee River. Out of necessity she has developed wilderness skills that will rival any man. The description of Temperance in the first few pages just pulled me in. She an Sion are not so different, both portray characters with a softer side and tough exteriors. As Sion arrives along the Shawnee River he has a job to do, but knows that to accomplish it he needs to hire a guide to lead them through this vast wilderness. Temp Tucker is the name he is given, but is hesitant at first. As their journey begins a friendship is established between these complex characters, but suddenly there is an attraction that neither want o admit. For me this was a spectacular read! Some books you read and love, then there are others that swallow you heart and soul. Well this one swallowed me heart and soul. The cover is beautiful and gives just a hint at the wonderful story it contains. The author's ability to weave words together and bring both setting and characters to life is amazing. The plot is engaging and flows effortlessly. The story accurately portrays the rugged frontier life. The characters are well developed and found myself thinking of the characters even after closing the last page. This is a book I would recommend to anyone who loves history, romance or just a great read. **I received this book from the publisher as part of their book bloggers program. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
MelissaF More than 1 year ago
I have only read one other book by Laura before this one and I loved it. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her next book so when this book came out I was eager to read it. I remember when reading the previous book that Laura lays a lot of ground work for the story, it is a slow build but I didn’t mind in the other book I read. However, with this one I really struggled to pick the book up and continue reading through the first few chapters. I will say once I got into the story I did find it more interesting. I loved the pictures she painted with the scenery and the conflict with Native Americans and the uncertainty of who you can trust. Tempe was a spirited young woman and I did like her. I struggled with the relationship of some of the other characters, I wasn’t sure for a while if Paige and Russel were married and having trouble or not married at all. I wasn’t sure who Aylee was because sometimes Tempe called her mother and sometimes Aylee, so for a while I thought they were two different people. But as I said, once I got a handle on the characters and the story I did enjoy it and appreciate all the work Laura put into it. If you decide to pick this book up just keep in mind you will need to get through the first quarter or so before too much happens. A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own.
BethErin More than 1 year ago
Temperance is every backwoodsman’s dream come true. She can cook, garden, track, and hunt. 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.