Book Review: The Frontiersman's Daughter by Laura Frantz

The Frontiersman's Daughter
by Laura Frantz
Copyright 2009
Revell Publishers
413 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3339-1
Fiction/Historical



Synopsis:
Lael Click, the beautiful daughter of famed frontiersman Ezekial Click comes of age in the 18th century when life is anything but easy. Facing illness, death, and Indian attacks Lael lives in one of the most dangerous times in the history of the United States. The Frontiersman's Daughter follows Lael from teen to adulthood where she learns about love, faith and forgiveness.

My Review:
I love to read all types of stories featuring different time periods in the history of our country. I can't remember the last time I read a Christian fiction book based around the frontier beyond the Cumberland Gap. Most of the new fiction I've been seeing has been based around the Civil War or later life farther West. The Frontiersman's Daughter is a refreshing change. It's late 18th century!

I really enjoyed this story especially all the fascinating aspects of herbal medicine and the treatment of illnesses in the wilderness. Lael, an independent young woman was taught the curative nature of native plants by her aunt Ma Horn and from there went on to help those at Fort Click until Doctor Ian Justus arrived. Eventually Lael and Ian join forces to help with the treatment of ailments at the fort and the area that surrounds.

There was a bit of a love story but mostly this book was about Lael growing up and finding herself and her faith. A very enjoyable read. The only thing that I had a problem with was Captain Jack! I want to know what happened to him...he was a friend to Lael and her father but after a few brief encounters with Lael he disappeared. I liked him! Oh well, maybe we'll meet him again in a future book!

To read more about Laura Frantz and her book visit:
http://www.laurafrantz.net/
http://laurafrantz.blogspot.com/

*I received this book from Lori @ Some of My Favorite Things via PBS!*

Comments

  1. So glad you enjoyed this book too, it just bowled me over. Can't wait for Laura's next book!

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  2. Hmmm...no romance...this book may not be for me?? I'll at least give it a try, but probably not anytime soon, since I have LOTS of romance books waiting to be read.

    Thank you for sharing, Renee!
    ~ Lori

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  3. Hi Ruth and Lori! Thank you for stopping by!

    Lori...I think you might like this if you give it a try...the romance doesn't really start until about halfway thru but this is in no way a boring book!

    xoxo~ Renee

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  4. Good to know, Renee! Maybe I can get to it sooner then...we'll see! =D

    ~ Lori

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  5. Renee,
    A friend sent me your great review here and I wanted to thank you so very much! You've said some insightful things and I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. I sure liked Captain Jack, too, and actually cried when I wrote him out of the book. But I like to think he had a happy ending when the Shawnee moved to Missouri. If you read my next book, Courting Morrow Little, I hope you like it also. Bless you for your gracious comments here!

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  6. Thank you very much for stopping by Laura! I already have Courting Morrow Little on my wishlist, I can't wait to read it!

    xoxo~ Renee

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