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Lori Benton was born and raised east of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by early American and family history going back to the 1600s. Her novels transport readers to the 18th century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history, creating a melting pot of characters drawn from both sides of a turbulent and shifting frontier, brought together in the bonds of God's transforming grace.

When she isn’t writing, reading, or researching 18th century history, Lori enjoys exploring the mountains with her husband.

Burning Sky, Lori's debut novel, was a finalist for the ECPA 2014 Christian Book Award, and winner of the 2014 Christy Award for First Novel, Historical, and Book of the Year.

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Lori Benton Hi Robbie! So glad to hear this about you and your husband reading my books, and thank you ever so much for your reviews! One never knows what might h…moreHi Robbie! So glad to hear this about you and your husband reading my books, and thank you ever so much for your reviews! One never knows what might happen since all my story worlds intersect in some way and characters do tend to pop up again along the timeline, but I have no current plans to write more in the series. I do hope, however, to revisit one of the characters, Joseph Tames-His-Horse (first introduced in Burning Sky) in a future book. Blessings to you! ~ Lori(less)
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New Frontier Faith & Fiction Website!

It's hard to believe I've been on Blogger since 2007, long before I was a published writer. It's been a good home, but I've moved on, (so have you, if you've followed this link!).

Since the release of The King's Mercy in June we (my website designer and I) have been busy behind the scenes setting up this new home in cyberspace. 

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I wish there were more stars. One of the most soul enriching, life changing books I've ever read. All I want to think about now is who I'll be and what I'll be doing (and where I'll explore!) in the new heaven and new earth of the Kingdom. I have put ...more
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This story made me laugh. And cry. All the feels for sweaty, gross-out, tenderhearted, wonderful Mason Buttle. The best boy. And his little dog too.
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I never want these Maple Valley books to end. Sigh... love spending time with these folks and happy to add Mara and Marshall to the family. More please!
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Hello reading friends. It's nearly release day for The King's Mercy and I wanted to share a note about how I came to write this story.

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“You listen to me," he told her, his voice a low, brusque rumble. "I'd rather take corn mush from your hand - morning, noon, and night - than chicken and apple pie from any other. And that's the plain truth.”
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“I am the place where two rivers meet, silted with upheaval and loss.”
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“Her soul was a country he longed to explore and know as well as he did every stone that pocked that creek path.”
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The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz
 
  7 votes 16.7%

The Wood's Edge (The Pathfinders, #1) by Lori Benton The Wood's Edge by Lori Benton
 
  7 votes 16.7%

The Pharaoh's Daughter (Treasures of the Nile #1) by Mesu Andrews The Pharaoh's Daughter by Mesu Andrews
 
  6 votes 14.3%

The Butterfly and the Violin (Hidden Masterpiece, #1) by Kristy Cambron The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron
 
  6 votes 14.3%

Circle of Spies (The Culper Ring, #3) by Roseanna M. White Circle of Spies by Roseanna M. White
 
  5 votes 11.9%

Prelude for a Lord (The Gentlemen Quartet #1) by Camille Elliot Prelude for a Lord by Camille Elliot
 
  4 votes 9.5%

Snow on the Tulips by Liz Tolsma Snow on Tulips by Liz Tolsma
 
  3 votes 7.1%

Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer
 
  2 votes 4.8%

The Crimson Cord Rahab's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land, #1) by Jill Eileen Smith The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story by Jill Eileen Smith
 
  1 vote 2.4%

They Met at Shiloh by Phillip Bryant They Met at Shiloh by Phillip Bryant
 
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