Burning Sky by Lori Benton was a thoroughly enjoyable book. From the first page to the last I was engaged and captivated by the world that Lori created in her pages. The story of Willa and Neil was poetic. You see two people, both of whom in their own way have been broken. Willa was abducted as a young girl and only recently made it back home to find her parents missing. She ran into Neil along the way who had been thrown from his horse and was in need of help. Right away, despite the distrust, we see the spark of what could be between Neil and Willa. The journey however to a happily ever after is not easy. Willa finds out that her parents are not only missing, but that they have been considered traitors, this means that their farm is forfeit. Willa does not believe her family would do that, and as she tries to write her grandmother for information on their whereabouts. Neil meanwhile is a man out for research, because he had an accident that keeps him from writing, he draws pictures instead about his findings.
Benton takes her readers on a journey. If you enjoy Native American stories of the early American frontier, you will love Burning Sky. It has strong characters, a great dynamic, and better yet, introduces readers to a loving God that wants to heal the pain inside the hearts of his children. You will love the story of Willa and Neil, as well as the children they find along the way to becoming whole. For this reason I give Burning Sky 5/5 stars for an excellent, gripping story.
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