An Uncommon Woman, by Laura Frantz, is a Historical Christian Fiction book of a group of people living in Virginia in the 1770’s. Fort Tygart has been built for the people’s protection and named after a an officer in the Seven Years War. The Swan’s are one of the families living in or near the fort that have lost family or friends to Indian attacks. The only girl in the family with five brothers, Tessa had become a strong and independent young lady, yet she is friendly and helpful to others.
Clay Tygart was taken as a young boy and raised by the Lenape Indians. When he goes to take control of the fort, he is instructed to take back a young lady who was also taken captive. The girl is Tessa Swan’s childhood friend. Clay spends his time patrolling the area, watching for danger and getting to know the people.
This is a very enjoyable book to read. The writing is so clear, it is easy to imagine being there. The description of the area is so clear. The reader can imagine the intense fear the people live with as well as the amount of work they do. I strongly recommend this book for any one who enjoys reading books of our countries early years.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, this is my honest review.
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