Title: A Moonbow Night
Author: Laura Frantz
Description from publisher:“ Her wilderness survival skills are without rival.
But her greatest talent is keeping other people’s secrets.
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.
Though he balks when Tempe is appointed to lead his team through the wilderness, it isn’t long before Sion must admit that her abilities may outmatch his own. But can the tenuous tie they are forming survive the dangers waiting just around the bend?
With her signature sweeping style and ability to bring the distant past to vivid life, Laura Frantz beckons you to join her in a land of Indian ambushes, conflicting loyalties, and a tentative love that meanders like a cool mountain stream.”
Review: This book had a very slow start and I had to force myself to continue reading for a while, but I am so glad that I did. The beginning was confusing, there were a lot of characters introduced in a very short time without much information on any of them that it took a while to sort them all out. After a while of trying to turn back to figure out what was going on, I decided to just push past and see what happened. Once I did that, the story unfolded beautifully. There were other times where I wasn’t sure what was going on, mainly it was where they were at or going, but if I just kept reading, I would figure it out.
This is such a wonderful story and it is so vividly written. I can still see the waterfalls and the Moonbow Inn, just like I was really there. The characters are relatable and they reach out and grab your heart. I found myself grieving over their losses, as though they were my own.
Recommendation: I would recommend this to anyone who loves historical romances.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required, all opinions are my own.*