Thursday, January 23, 2020

An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz



Unflinching and plainspoken, Tessa Swan is not your typical 18th-century woman. Born and bred on the western Virginia frontier along with her five brothers, she is a force to be reckoned with.

Quiet and courageous, Clay Tygart is not your typical 18th-century man. Raised by Lenape Indians, he returns a hero from the French and Indian War to the fort that bears his name, bringing with him Tessa's long-lost friend, Keturah, a redeemed Indian captive like himself.

Determined to avoid any romantic entanglements as fort commander, Clay remains aloof whenever he encounters the lovely Tessa. But when she is taken captive by the tribe Clay left, his hand--and heart--are forced, leading to one very private and one very public reckoning.

Intense, evocative, and laced with intricate historical details that bring the past to life, An Uncommon Woman will transport you to the picturesque and dangerous western Virginia mountains of 1770. 


I was so very happy to get this Book.
Laura Frantz is an excellent historical story teller. I try never to miss any of her books and this one was no exception. I was very excited to get to read this. Laura never disappoints!
Her writing style is original and true to the books she has written.
The cover is absolutely gorgeous!! I love that it matches the story within.
I loved this new tale that takes you to the frontier with the Indians! Lenape to be exact.
I always enjoy a good story with the Indians involved. Too me, they are human too. God created them too. It's too bad that people can't get along.
All new wonderful characters with an excellent plot.
You will be taken back to Buckhannon River, W. Virginia in 1770 and you'll not want to leave or say goodbye to this wonderful place and time.
Tessa was my favorite from the beginning. She's strong, stalwart and tough. She can endure anything. I loved her personality too.
I liked Clay immediately. His background is a little different than Tessa. He is from a Quaker background but doesn't practice his Faith. Clay is the best of both worlds!
Katurah is the most interesting character of all. I learned a lot about the Indians from Keturah. I think Keturah is the best from both worlds as well. I say that because well, I considered her a teacher of some sorts.
But anyway, y'all are in for a treat with this book. I love love loved it!!
I strongly recommend this book you'll be glad you picked it up.
My thanks for a copy of this book from the publisher Revell. NO compensations were received and all opinions are my own.


Laura FrantzLaura Frantz is passionate about all things historical, particularly the 18th-century, and writes her manuscripts in longhand first. Her stories often incorporate Scottish themes that reflect her family heritage. She is a direct descendant of George Hume, Wedderburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland, who was exiled to the American colonies for his role in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, settled in Virginia, and is credited with teaching George Washington surveying in the years 1748-1750. Frantz lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.According to Publishers Weekly, "Frantz has done her historical homework." With her signature attention to historical detail and emotional depth, she is represented by Janet Kobobel Grant, Literary Agent & Founder, Books & Such Literary Agency of Santa Rosa, California.Readers can find Laura Frantz at

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