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?
Laura Frantz brings her readers into a perilous wilderness where looking over your shoulder for danger is as much of a habit as having a coffee with your breakfast. A place where "friends" and "allies" don't always stay true, and often the only thing you have left to hold onto is faith.
Tempe is a strong woman, able to and track with the best of them. Her skills were born of necessity in order to survive in the beloved woods she calls home. She has a fiercely loyal spirit to her family, and it is because of that, she becomes a tracker for Sion Morgan and his team. Sion, an indomitable force himself, finds himself drawn to Tempe and dreaming of a life he thought he would never have.
I greatly enjoyed Laura Frantz' A Moonbow Night with her almost poetic writing style with what felt like authentic dialogue that immersed me in a story of family, loyalties, Indian raids, dangerous wilderness, and love. She has crafted a story that will snag a reader's attention from the very first page to the final word. A great read.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.