Title: A Flight of Arrows (The Pathfinders #2)
Author: Lori Benton
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
My rating is 5 stars.
This second book in the series begins right where book one, The Wood’s Edge, ends. I recommend reading book one first so you can get to know the characters, setting, storyline and time period. After learning his entire life has been a lie, William Aubrey leaves his home and family, feeling betrayed, angry and hurt to join the British forces to fight against the colonists in what will become the Revolutionary War. He joins the same division that will be attacking his own Native American family as well as the family whom raised him. What will he do now? He can’t desert as he has given his oath, right?
Two Hawks and Anna are still in love, but face many obstacles. Lydia still loves Reginald, but has been shut out of his heart. Reginald has shut everyone out, except maybe his daughter Anna. He has received forgiveness from Stone Thrower and Good Voice over his actions twenty years ago, but he won’t let himself receive God’s forgiveness. There are many other happenings in this interesting tale, but they are best enjoyed when read for yourselves!
The Native American family in this story heard the word of God from a missionary and took it to heart. The manner in which they act and react when faced with continued disappointment in the search for their missing son that has been going on for almost twenty years as well as their interactions with others shows their willingness to extend mercy, grace, forgiveness and one even makes the ultimate sacrifice. What great examples! The characters of Lydia and eventually Anna also demonstrate these traits, although readers will see Anna struggle with hurt, pride, rebellion and more. Readers will see the emotional struggles between various relationships all while the rebel Americans face invasion by the British, who are threatening their way of life as well as their very lives. The research and talent of the author really showed as that really brought the story and characters to life for me. I found reading about this time in American history interesting, and the story kept my attention from beginning until end. Kudos to you for a great story, Lori!
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