Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Frontiersman’s Daughter by Laura Frantz


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Frontiersman’s Daughter

Revell (September 1, 2009)

by

Laura Frantz



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

I was born and raised in Kentucky and my love of history goes deep - way back to the 18th-century when my family first came into the Bluegrass State. It will always be home to me, even though I now live with my husband, Randy, and my sons, Wyatt and Paul, in the misty woods of northwest Washington. I go back as often as I can to visit family and all the old haunts that I love.

I grew up playing on the original site of Fort Boonesborough and swimming in the Kentucky River and climbing the Pinnacle near Berea and watching the great outdoor dramas of the early settlers. Often my cousins and brother and I would play in my Granny's attic and dress up in the pioneer costumes she made us and pretend to be Daniel Boone, Rebecca, Jemima, or the Shawnee.

As I grew up I began to write stories and they were always historical, filled with the lore I had heard or read about. It's no accident that my first book (which is actually my fifth book - the others were practice!) is about those first Kentucky pioneers.

I feel blessed beyond measure to write books. My prayer is that you are doubly blessed reading them.

Note: Laura Frantz credits her 100-year-old grandmother as being the catalyst for her fascination with Kentucky history. Frantz's family followed Daniel Boone into Kentucky in 1792 and settled in Madison County where her family still resides. Frantz is a former schoolteacher and social worker who currently lives in the misty woods of Washington state with her husband and two sons, whom she homeschools.



ABOUT THE BOOK

Lovely but tough as nails, Lael Click is the daughter of a celebrated frontiersman. Haunted by her father's former captivity with the Shawnee Indians, as well as the secret sins of her family's past, Lael comes of age in the fragile Kentucky settlement her father founded.

Though she faces the loss of a childhood love, a dangerous family feud, and the affection of a Shawnee warrior, Lael draws strength from the rugged land she calls home, and from Ma Horn, a distant relative who shows her the healing ways of herbs and roots found in the hills.

But the arrival of an outlander doctor threatens her view of the world, God, and herself--and the power of grace and redemption. This epic novel gives readers a glimpse into the simple yet daring lives of the pioneers who first crossed the Appalachians, all through the courageous eyes of a determined young woman.

Laura Frantz's debut novel offers a feast for readers of historical fiction and romance lovers alike.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Frontiersman’s Daughter, go HERE




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Laura can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Come and visit with those posting for this tour:

Abi at lighter side
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Andrea at The Laughs Will Go On
April at Projecting A
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Camy at Camy Tang
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheri at Kudzu and Koolaid
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Country At Heart
Deborah at Comfort Joy Designs
Debra at Soul Reflections
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Kara at Ramblings-n-Writings
Kate at A Simple Walk
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Kristy at I Need To Read
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Margaret at Creative Madness
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Pepper at Great Christian Fiction
Becky at Becky's Book Reviews
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Ryan at loves to read
Sally at Welcome To Sally Bradley.com
Sean at Bookmark Cafe
Shera at Froggy Reviews
Stephanie at Olive Tree
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid
Winter at Rodeo with A Twist Of Suspense

25 comments:

Deanna said...

Posted.

April Erwin said...

Mine goes up tomorrow.

Andrea said...

Posted

Rulan said...

Posted and pinged.

Tarasview said...

scheduled with short review

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Mine's up!

Rel said...

Up down under with review :)

Deborah said...

mine's up

Cheryl Klarich said...

I'm up with brief comments at the end.

southeastcountrywife said...

i'm up at www.ineedtoread.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Posted and pinged. No review yet, but soon!

Kim
Window To My World

CherryBlossomMJ said...

posted

Sally Bradley said...

I'm up, sort of.

http://sallybradley.com/?p=593

Pam said...

Posted with short review.
http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=2381

Andi said...

posted and pinged

loves to read said...

posted

Mocha with Linda said...

Posted and pinged last night.

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted this because it looks good. I didn't sign up for this tour.

Nora
Finding Hope Through Fiction

Janna said...

Posted with review, really liked this book.

Jasmine said...

Posted!

Sean said...

Posted.

Jim Thompson said...

Posted and pinged.

Ausjenny said...

posting have been sick this week and fallen behind.

Pepper Basham said...

posted with short review

Ruth said...

Bonnie, I am so embarrassed. I just got your email and realized I forgot this tour post. It is up on my blog now. Please let me know what else I need to do. Thanks.