The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

23 May

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

 The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton


Frontier dangers cannot hold a candle to the risks one woman takes by falling in love.

In an act of brave defiance, Tamsen Littlejohn escapes the life her harsh stepfather has forced upon her. Forsaking security and an arranged marriage, she enlists frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina. But shedding her old life doesn’t come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance.

Convinced that Tamsen has been kidnapped, wealthy suitor Ambrose Kincaid follows after her, in company with her equally determined stepfather. With trouble in pursuit, Tamsen and Jesse find themselves thrust into the conflict of a divided community of Overmountain settlers. The State of Franklin has been declared, but many remain loyal to North Carolina. With one life left behind and chaos on the horizon, Tamsen struggles to adapt to a life for which she was never prepared. But could this challenging frontier life be what her soul has longed for, what God has been leading her toward? As pursuit draws ever nearer, will her faith see her through the greatest danger of all—loving a man who has risked everything for her?


The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn is a sweeping novel that captivated me from the very first page! Lori Benton’s writing is exquisite and she has penned a masterful tale of adventure, suspense, and romance!

I love historical fiction and adored everything about this extraordinary story! The rich, historical details are fascinating and the riveting storyline kept me reading late into the night. I loved the complexity of the characters and found them to be wonderfully endearing and intriguing. Tamsen Littlejohn is a young lady full of courage, faith, and determination. Her rugged hero, Jesse Bird, is patient and protective. Their story is one that will leave you breathless!

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn is a magnificent novel and one I highly recommend!

Available from:
Barnes & Noble
Random House


Lori BentonLori Benton, author of the acclaimed Burning Sky, 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.

When she isn’t writing, reading, or researching 18th century history, Lori enjoys exploring the mountains with her husband – often scouring the brush for huckleberries, which overflow the freezer and find their way into her signature huckleberry lemon pound cake.

You can visit her website at 


I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.  All thoughts expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received. 


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