Monday, August 06, 2018

Burning Sky turns FIVE: let's party!

Happy Anniversary Burning Sky!

How can it be five years already that you've been on bookstore shelves? 

I'm thankful for those five years and for readers whose support has made it possible to go on telling the stories that have stirred my imagination and my heart. Shall we celebrate? 

Thanks for entering! Comments and drawing are closed now. I'll post the 5 winner's names in a new post tomorrow (Tuesday 8/14/18)

5 For 5 Book Giveaway!!!

~ 5 signed copies of Burning Sky
~ 5 winners (USA addresses only please)

~ Leave a comment below telling me how you discovered my books, include an email address (masked is fine!), and you're entered!

~ Drawing ends a week from today, August 13 (let's say around 9pm Pacific time AKA my bedtime). I'll close comments, then let Random.org do the drawing and post the five winners on August 14 (I'll contact each winner privately as well, unless you haven't given me your email, then I'll have to choose another winner so please don't make me do that!).

If you've already read my debut novel, enter for a friend who hasn't. Check out the Burning Sky: Extras page for a link to the first two chapters, which you can still read for free.

Thank you, dear readers!

*See below for the gorgeous new cover of Burning Sky's latest translation, in Romanian!


Burning Sky
WaterBrook Press (Penguin Random House)
August 6, 2013 
New York frontier, 1784 

Abducted by Mohawk Indians at fourteen and renamed Burning Sky, Willa Obenchain is driven to return to her family’s New York frontier homestead after many years building a life with the People. At the boundary of her father’s property, Willa discovers a wounded Scotsman lying in her path and she feels obliged to nurse his injuries. The two quickly find much has changed during Willa’s twelve-year absence—her childhood home is in disrepair, her missing parents are rumored to be Tories, and the young Richard Waring she once admired is now grown into a man twisted by the horrors of war and claiming ownership of the Obenchain land.
When her Mohawk brother arrives and questions her place in the white world, the cultural divide blurs Willa’s vision. Can she follow Tames-His-Horse back to the People now that she is no longer Burning Sky? And what about Neil MacGregor, the kind and loyal botanist who does not fit into her plan for a solitary life, yet is now helping her revive her farm? In the aftermath of the Revolutionary War, strong feelings against “savages” abound in the nearby village of Shiloh, leaving Willa’s safety unsure. 

Willa is a woman caught between two worlds. As tensions rise, challenging her shielded heart, the woman once called Burning Sky must find a new courage—the courage to again risk embracing the blessings the Almighty wants to bestow. Is she brave enough to love again?


* Oh, look! I love this new Burning Sky cover from the Romanian publisher.



31 comments:

  1. I saw them at Barnes and noble! Got burning sky's and loves it so have been reading all your books since. Alexiabryant1217@gmail.com

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  2. Elsie Upton
    I received a catalog in the mail from Christian Books Distibutors and there was an article of a new author and her very 1st book. I immedialty called and ordered -"Burning Sky" and since then I have all your books on a -Lori Benton Shelf !!
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  3. I discovered Burning Sky at my public library. It was glorious! I am currently trying to get your.latest book Many sparrows to be ordered also. We shall see if they do. Love your writing!! Hope I win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity.
    Brenda Soto
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  4. I discovered your beautiful writing on Facebook! cornpeassmile-4(at)outlook(dot)com

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  5. I learned about you from Melissa Tagg. I have read a few of your books and LOVE them! I have not read this one yet and so thank you very much for the chance to win! jcrea at comcast dot net

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  6. I didn't find out about Burning Sky until I read The Wood's Edge. I had no idea that Burning Sky even existed! I love all your books!
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  7. A friend at church recommended them! Rebecca8918@gmail.com

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  8. I think I heard about you from Laura Frantz. I’m going to be honest. I wouldn’t sweat to that. Burning Sky has always been my favorite. I’ve read it in all formats and listened to it. I always recommend it highly.
    mjkoester(at)charter(dot)net
    Mary Koester

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  9. I discovered you on Facebook in Avid Readers of Christian Fiction. ccaldon@msn.com

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  10. I discovered your books at the Bradley bookstore and have fallen in love with them since! I would love to share this book with my friends and family! My email is tobiafaith@gmail.com . Thank you!

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  12. I discovered your books from friends posting on Facebook! dmandres5(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I found out about your books through suggested authors. I completely love your books and can’t wait to read more. emmaaarogers@gmail.com

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  14. Anonymous1:53 PM

    hi there :) I found your books from my local librarian she always has good suggestions for books :)

    midnightrose517@gmail.com

    Have a great day! :)

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  15. I love to read Laura Frantz books. I think I read a recommendation or that she mentored you; I can’t recall now. I have been an avid fan and reader of your books since then. Loved Burning Dky!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Tammy Trail

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  16. I discovered your books on FB. Thanks for the chance to win!
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  17. I believe "Many Sparrows" was recommended by World Magazine. I loved it so much I had to get "The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn". Now "Burning Sky" is on my "Want to Read" list. khoyt51@gmail.com

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  18. I found your books through our local library. Loved Littlejohn!

    Gpk1946(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I read Heidi Reads and followed the link. I have not read any books of your yet. I love new-authors-to-me. And would enjoy reading this book. Thank you for this chance to win.
    kekillgallon@aol.com

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  20. Jeanna Lichtenberg4:36 AM

    I don't believe I've read any of your books. I found out about this one from my Twitter feed and would love to read it!
    cover2coverservices@gmail.com

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  21. My sister and I have read all of Laura Frantz books and then my sister discovered you......I have now read all of your books. I look forward to the next one.

    sevenisgreat(at)aol(dot)com

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  22. I discovered you through Goodreads, searching through the Historical Christian Fiction section when I was looking for new authors to read. Was so excited to discover that my local library stocked your books. Can't wait for your next book!

    thatssewtori@gmail.com

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  23. There had been a lot of high recommendations from bloggers all over when Burning Sky first came out, so I believe that's how I first heard about it. And incredibly, it completely lived up to the hype! I'd love a copy to share!

    rachaeldalquist AT yahoo DOT com

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  24. I first heard about your books from our sister-in-law, Chris. Chris shared "The Woods Edge" with me and I loved it. When I finished it, I passed it to a coworker. It's a great way for Christian women to spread the Word.

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  25. Anonymous10:25 AM

    After reading and loving all of Laura Frantz's books, I was searching for a similar author and The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn came up as a suggestion. I immediately got the book, read it, and fell in love with your characters and their stories. I read all of your books and shared them with my sister who is also a fan. Thanks for sharing your creative works that tranport us to fascinating times in American history. I am ready for your next book! ~Tammie
    tammied61@yahoo.com

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  26. oh my!! how *did* i discover your books??? had to be through networking!!
    Happy Book Birthday!!

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  27. Christian fiction book scavenger hunt...so much fun discovering new authors and books...and how one author hosts another.
    Dirvin1190@gmail.com

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  28. I found your books on a Christian fiction blog. Would love to read them!

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  29. I found your books from other bloggers writing about them! bookwormgal2011(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Anonymous7:16 PM

    I discovered you on facebook. Can't remember exactly where. I would love to read this book. Carol carola245(at)hotmail(dot)com

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