Book Review: A Moonbow Night
The perfect summer read set in the steamy wilds of Colonial Kentucky.
Back Cover Copy:
After fleeing Virginia, Temperence Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It’s a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucke—men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia Surveyor who arrive at the inn with his crew, looking for an experienced guide.
Though he balks when Tempe is appointed to lead his team through the wilderness it isn’t long before Sion must admit that her abilities may outmatch his own. But can the tenuous tie they are forming survive the dangers waiting just around the bend?
It’s a rare book that I rave about, so sit up and take notice, because I’m about to go on a real wingdinger of a praise party for A Moonbow Night. This story is magnificent. Haunting. Tense yet charming, and so amazingly crafted you will drop to your knees and beg for more.
If you only read one book this year, make it this one. The writing is lyrical and brilliant, and the characters are so well fleshed-out, you won’t want the story to end. No, really…I seriously allowed myself to read only a few pages at a time because I never wanted to leave the beautifully dangerous world that author Laura Frantz paints.
There are just so many things to love about this book. Main character Tempe Tucker’s heartache is so real, you’ll weep for her. But she’s a plucky gal, and you’ll also find yourself cheering her on as she holds her own in the rough-and-tumble world of frontiersmen. Hero Sion Morgan is a man of few words who buries his pain, but he’s capable, strong, and so full of integrity, you’ll wonder if he’s really a superhero in disguise.
As a bonus, the story takes place during the days of Daniel Boone. That means you’ll get a painless history lesson as well.
But what really makes this title stand out is the superb prose and strong voice of author Laura Frantz. This is by far my absolute favorite of all the books she’s put out so far. It’s the kind of writing that makes me want to bury my keyboard and hang my head in shame to even pretend to be a writer, for I’ll never live up to this standard.
But…wait a minute…you’re still here reading this review? What are you waiting for? Get yourself over to Amazon and snatch up a copy already!