Friday, January 22, 2016

A Flight of Arrows: Note to Readers

I posted this recently on Goodreads, but I know not all my readers hang out there, and I wanted to share these few words from my heart about this upcoming release:

A Flight of Arrows (The Pathfinders, #2)A Flight of Arrows by Lori Benton

Dear Readers,

The Pathfinders series is really one story told across two books. A Flight of Arrows tells the second half—the life-altering consequences of choices the characters made in the first book, The Wood’s Edge—played out against the turmoil of an 18th century frontier war. As usual with my characters, those you met in The Wood's Edge (Anna, William, Two Hawks, Reginald, Lydia, Good Voice and Stone Thrower, etc.) are wrestling with and working through issues that have been stirring in my own heart in recent days. Areas where God wants to grow me up a little more. Into His image. Into Christ-likeness.

As I explored these issues and told this story of adventure, love, war, family, sacrifice, and triumph, it became clear to me that it went deeper than words on the page, deep as an intimate conversation between me and a sovereign, loving God. It is a statement of trust that He is working all things in my life together for good. Even the hard, heartbreaking things. At its essence it is me telling Him how I see Him, declaring, "I believe you. I trust you. No matter what."

My hope is that by the last page of this book you will have experienced a stirring of renewed trust in a good (and good-doing) Heavenly Father standing ready to light your path. To give you a future and a hope.

My anticipation for this book's release is off the charts! Can't wait for you to dive into "the rest of the story," as Paul Harvey (for those of you old enough to remember him!) would say. :)


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Thursday, January 07, 2016

A Flight of Arrows: back cover copy

So excited to finally share the back cover copy for A Flight of Arrows!

A Flight of Arrows (The Pathfinders #2)
WaterBrook Press (Penguin Random House)
April 19 2016 
ISBN-10: 1601427344 
ISBN-13: 978-1601427342

Hearts are divided. 
Loyalties will be tested. 
The fates of two families hang in the balance.

Twenty years past, in 1757, a young Redcoat named Reginald Aubrey stole a new-born boy--the lighter-skinned of Oneida twins--during the devastating fall of Fort William Henry and raised him as his own.

No one connected to Reginald escaped unscathed from this crime. Not his adopted daughter Anna. Not Stone Thrower, the Native American father determined to get his son back. Not Two Hawks, William's twin brother separated since birth, living in the shadow of his absence and hoping to build a future with Anna. Nor Lydia, who longs for Reginald to be free from his self-imposed emotional prison and embrace God's forgiveness--and her love.

Now William, whose identity has been shattered after discovering the truth of his birth, hides in the ranks of an increasingly aggressive British army. The Redcoats prepare to attack frontier New York, and the Continentals, aided by Oneida warriors, including Two Hawks, rally to defend it. As the Revolutionary War penetrates the Mohawk Valley, two families separated by culture but united by love and faith must find a way to reclaim the son marching toward them in the ranks of their enemies.

Check out the Books page for Pre-order links!

Are you a Goodreads reader? Don't forget to add A Flight of Arrows to your GR list!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Audio Books!

My first three published novels are now available as audio books from Recorded Books Inspirational. Congratulations to Kate Forbes, narrator of The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, for her 2015 Voice Arts Awards nomination for her performance of that book!

Audible Audio purchase

Listen to a sample from Recorded Books
Read by Saskia Maarleveld

Audible Audio purchase

Listen to a sample from Record Books
Read by Kate Forbes

Audible Audio purchase

Sample coming soon!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cover Reveal!

For my first blog post since May... I'm so pleased to share with you my newest book cover.

A Flight of Arrows
(The Pathfinders #2)

Releasing April 19, 2016
WaterBrook Press (Penguin Random House)
cover artist: Kristopher Orr

Friday, May 15, 2015

As You May Have Noticed...

Things have been pretty quiet here on the old blog (old, yes, I've kept this going since 2007, I think). That's because writing demands have increased of late and I find myself interacting with readers on Facebook more. There's a whole big crowd of you there and I'm enjoying getting to know you.

So if you haven't yet, do connect with me on my Author Page at Facebook and Like the page for news on upcoming books, giveaways, audio editions, interviews, the occasional devotional thought and fun post and whatever else I get up to. 

I'm not saying I'll never blog again (and I will keep information on this website up to date), but for now I need to focus more of my time writing books for ya'll.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Tuesday Chat... come join the fun!

Tomorrow (Tuesday 4/28) I'll be chatting with readers on the Transformational Fiction Fan group Facebook page. Got a question for me about my books, writing, 18th century history, or something else?

I hope to see you there!