Review: An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz

January 31, 2020

Title: An Uncommon Woman
Author: Laura Frantz
Publisher: Revell
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780800734954
Publication Date: January 7th, 2020

About the Book:
Unflinching and plainspoken, Tessa Swan is not your typical eighteenth-century woman. Born and bred on the western Virginia frontier along with her five brothers, she is a force to be reckoned with.

Quiet and courageous, Clay Tygart is not your typical eighteenth-century man. Raised by Lenape Indians, he returns a hero from the Seven Years' War to the fort that bears his name, bringing with him Tessa's long-lost friend, Keturah, who disappeared from the settlement years earlier.

Determined to avoid any romantic entanglements as fort commander, Clay remains aloof whenever he encounters the lovely Tessa. But when circumstances force Clay's hand--and heart--the stage is set for one very private and one very public reckoning.
My Thoughts:
Laura Frantz is one of those authors for me, that once I find out she has a book coming out, it's a count down till I can get my hands on it to devour it.

An Uncommon Woman was a book that was worth the wait! Goodness. The story, the characters, the history, the sweet romance, they all paired so well. The story flowed and when it ended, I was sad! I was not read to leave this world that Tessa and Clay lived in. It was so rich and vibrant. You could see this story playing out as you read it.

Tessa is such a unique character. She has grown up in house bustling with brothers. She helps her mom, she helps with the families trade of running the ferry, she also helps in protecting her family from attacks. She is a true frontier woman.She also is a woman who possess a wise knowledge from living where she has and one who knows to think in a very trying situation. Reading her story was so interesting.

Clay Tygart, goodness, this man has such a wide background that contradicts its self, but he is a man makes it work. They offer strengths to his job, which is is immensely proud of and does to the best of his ability. He is a warrior and a gentleman.

When Clay and Tessa are put together, they story just ignites!

And what brings Clay and Tessa together is such an interesting part. Keturah, who was Tessa's girlhood friend. She was taken to be raised with a Lenape and had forgotten the world she came from. Clay was the bridge between the two worlds for her and allowed Tessa to connect again. Keturah, is also not who she first appears to be. As her story unfolds and mixes with Tessa and Clay's it expanded the world to a whole new level. It made me think about how different, but similar Keturah and Tessa are and what kind of imprint they leave on the people around them.

The research for this story was just phenomenal. Reading this story made me so interested in finding out more on these tribes that were mentioned. This story really piqued my interest in the history of this time.

I downloaded this story as well from Audible. I have come to love the flexibility that audio books bring. I didn't have to put down this book. I could multi task. There was no way to put down An Uncommon Woman, it kept me immersed. The narrator, Aimee Lilly has such a lyrical voice that allowed the story to just flow.

This was such a fabulous story. It is one I could re-read over and over again.

5 out of 5

About the Author:
Laura Frantz is a Christy Award winner and the ECPA bestselling author of eleven novels, including The Frontiersman's Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, The Colonel's Lady, The Lacemaker, and A Bound Heart.
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Thank you to the author, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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