Burning Sky, Lori Benton’s “Novel of the American Frontier,” is a stunning story of 18th Century, post-war New York. The British have been defeated, lives are resuming, and Burning Sky becomes Willa Obenchain again–no longer a Mohawk captive, but the daughter of German immigrants.
Twelve years she spent with the People, learning to love them and their ways, loving a husband chosen from their clan, creating children.
But when she returns after the war to the white world, she has nothing left. Her husband and children are dead, and at her old homestead, her parents are also dead. Her land will be auctioned as belonging to a British sympathizer.
Three men love her, two children need her. But her heart is as dead as those she once loved.
Released in 2013, this intricately woven tale was Lori’s debut novel. If this amazing story was her first, I can’t wait to get my hands on subsequent publications.