Kentucky history: The Frontiersman's Daughter

This novel was a freebie on the Kindle website at Amazon. I "bought" it because of my Kentucky background, and didn't expect much as it was billed as a romantic, Christian novel which often means boring!

Life and times of Colonel Daniel Boone, comprising history of the early settlement of Kentucky (1860)

I was wrong. This was a heart-rending, well-written, fast-paced adventure story that was wrapped in Kentucky history. I loved the book.

Lovely but tough as nails, Lael Click is the daughter of a celebrated frontiersman. Haunted by her father's former captivity with the Shawnee Indians, as well as the secret sins of her family's past, Lael comes of age in the fragile Kentucky settlement her father founded. Though she faces the loss of a childhood love, a dangerous family feud, and the affection of a Shawnee warrior, Lael draws strength from the rugged land she calls home, and from Ma Horn, a distant relative who shows her the healing ways of herbs and roots found in the hills. But the arrival of an outlander doctor threatens her view of the world, God, and herself--and the power of grace and redemption.

This epic novel gives readers a glimpse into the simple yet daring lives of the pioneers who first crossed the Appalachians, all through the courageous eyes of a determined young woman. Laura Frantz's debut novel offers a feast for readers of historical fiction and romance lovers alike.


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