Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Review: A Flight of Arrows

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A Flight of Arrows by Lori Benton is the second and final book in the Pathfinder series. You have to read these books in order since it's really one story broken into two books so be tempted to read the second book first! This book is full of historical facts during the Revolutionary War some of which I wasn't familiar with making this history loving gal happy. I especially love the author's realistic storytelling during difficult times in our past because it allows me to get so immersed in the story that I feel like I am there struggling along with them.

Reginald Aubrey is still reeling from meeting Stone Thrower and not dying from the encounter. Anna, his adopted daughter, wants him to recognize that Two Hawks loves her so they can be married, but Aubrey is still struggling from his past and isn't sure he wants them to. On the other hand, William, his stolen son, wants to be as far away from his birth and adopted family. Joining up with the Redcoats seemed like the right thing at the time, but now he's not so sure.

How will these two families be reconciled? You'll have to read the book to find out how it will end so get your tissues ready because this story puts you on a rollercoaster of emotions. The characters grew so much in the sequel and learned to rely on God through the good and bad times. I really liked how the author didn't let Anna be wrapped up in anger and bitterness throughout the book. Instead the author used close friends to speak truth into Anna, William, Two Hawks, and Aubrey during different times in the story and because of being encouraged to trust God and give Him all their fears and bitterness, they were able to let go and grow.

I thought this book was a satisfying conclusion to the series even though it wasn't without its sorrow. Everything didn't wrap up perfectly, but isn't that just like life? I admire the author's realistic writing and can't wait for more books from her.

I was given this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review.

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