A Little Taste That Will Have You Scrambling To Buy This Novel!!!

When captured rebel Scotsman Alex MacKinnon is granted the king's mercy--exile to the Colony of North Carolina--he's indentured to Englishman Edmund Carey as a blacksmith. Against his will Alex is drawn into the struggles of Carey's slaves--and those of his stepdaughter, Joanna Carey. A mistress with a servant's heart, Joanna is expected to wed her father's overseer, Phineas Reeves, but finds herself drawn instead to the new blacksmith. As their unlikely relationship deepens, successive tragedies strike the Careys. When blame falls unfairly upon Alex he flees to the distant mountains where he encounters Reverend Pauling, itinerate preacher and friend of the Careys, now a prisoner of the Cherokees. Haunted by his abandoning of Joanna, Alex tries to settle into life with the Cherokees, until circumstances thwart yet another attempt to forge his freedom and he's faced with the choice that's long hounded him: continue down his rebellious path or embrace the faith of a man like Pauling, whose freedom in Christ no man can steal. But the price of such mercy is total surrender, and perhaps Alex's very life.


I love to read books that have historical information weaved into the pages. I loved the characters, Joanna, Alex, Jem, Elijah. This book is full of wonderful people. Of course, I didn't like Phineas but I don't think the characters liked him either. LOL! In the pages of this book, you'll read how easy it is for one person to deceive another, to be full of anger and bitterness, and to refuse to forgive. On the other hand, you read about commitment, dedication, patience and life-changes that not only applies to the life and culture the characters live in but us as well.
     I know what you are thinking! So, head on over to Amazon and start reading today!

Karen Hadley
Rating: 5*
I received this book as a gift and all opinions are my own. 

About Lori Benton

Lori Benton was born and raised east of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by early American and family history going back to the 1600s. Her novels transport readers to the 18th century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history, creating a melting pot of characters drawn from both sides of a turbulent and shifting frontier, brought together in the bonds of God's transforming grace. 

Lori's debut novel, Burning Sky, earned the 2014 Christy Award for First Novel, Historical, and Book of the Year.


  1. Your book sounds like a good read and the cover is Beautiful! I would love to read this book, I'll need to add it to my to read book list. :) God Bless you.


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