About the Book
Quiet and courageous, Clay Tygart is not your typical 18th-century man. Raised by Lenape Indians, he returns a hero from the French and Indian War to the fort that bears his name, bringing with him Tessa’s long-lost friend, Keturah, a redeemed Indian captive like himself.
Determined to avoid any romantic entanglements as fort commander, Clay remains aloof whenever he encounters the lovely Tessa. But when she is taken captive by the tribe Clay left, his hand–and heart–are forced, leading to one very private and one very public reckoning.
Intense, evocative, and laced with intricate historical details that bring the past to life, An Uncommon Woman will transport you to the picturesque and dangerous western Virginia mountains of 1770.
In My Opinion
Laura Frantz is one of the undisputed authors of frontier fiction. An Uncommon Woman once again drives that truth home.
Readers are immediately pulled into the time and place and tension of living with the constant threat and fear of Native American attacks from multiple tribes. As the only girl in a family filled with brothers, Tessa is a tough woman but also has a soft heart when it comes to family, friends, and God.
When Clay Tygard arrives, there is a slow connection that forms between him and Tessa. As the two spend time together, they come to know and expect each other.
Frantz expertly balances intense and action-packed moments of danger and suspense with emotional and moving scenes.
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