At the wood’s edge cultures collide. Can two families survive the impact?
The 1757 New York frontier is home to the Oneida tribe and to British colonists, yet their feet rarely walk the same paths.
On the day Fort William Henry falls, Major Reginald Aubrey is beside himself with grief. His son, born that day, has died in the arms of his sleeping wife. When Reginald comes across an Oneida mother with newborn twins, one white, one brown, he makes a choice that will haunt the lives of all involved. He steals the white baby and leaves his own child behind. Reginald’s wife and foundling daughter, Anna, never suspect the truth about the boy they call William, but Reginald is wracked by regret that only intensifies with time, as his secret spreads its devastating ripples.
When the long buried truth comes to light, can an unlikely friendship forged at the wood’s edge provide a way forward? For a father tormented by fear of judgment, another by lust for vengeance. For a mother still grieving her lost child. For a brother who feels his twin’s absence, another unaware of his twin’s existence. And for Anna, who loves them both–Two Hawks, the mysterious Oneida boy she meets in secret, and William, her brother. As paths long divided collide, how will God direct the feet of those who follow Him?
Well, there are some books that I try to give a second or even a third chance to see if I’m going to like them or not. I really,really, do love the idea of the whole plot being surrounded with Native American Indians and the new world era. Ever since reading Courting Morrow Little, I love reading anything that has to do with the new world era.
Seeing that Lori Benton is a new author, I’ve tried to give her books a chance and leap out to read different genres and things. This is the second book that I’ve read by her and I can truly say that I wasn’t at all impressed. I do admit that I can be a very busy person and so sometimes I don’t get to just sit down and relax and read a book. When I do read a book I expect it to just pull me from reality into a wonderful world of imagination. This book just didn’t do it for me.
With The Wood’s Edge, I can say that it started out pretty well and I was interested for a little while but as the book progressed I felt like the book was going in circles and it became a bit boring. I was skipping a lot and the whole story didn’t really stand out to me as I thought it would. The characters weren’t really memorable and I felt like the story wasn’t going anywhere. It didn’t capture my attention. Her writing is very different from what I’m used to.
I can honestly say I don’t know if I’ll be reading any more of her books in the future. I’ll see. I just think every reader prefers a certain line of writing and to be honest I just don’t like her writing. Not to discourage anyone else but like I said everyone has their preferred writing style. (2 stars)
*I received this book from blogging for books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*