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A Flight of Arrows

(The Pathfinders #2)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  457 ratings  ·  164 reviews
October 1776--August 1777

It is said that what a man sows he will reap--and for such a harvest there is no set season. No one connected to Reginald Aubrey is untouched by the crime he committed twenty years ago.

Not William, the Oneida child Reginald stole and raised as his own. Identity shattered, enlisted in the British army, William trains with Loyalist refugees eager to
Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 19th 2016 by WaterBrook
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Lori Benton No plans for writing more in this series at the present, but you never know. I let characters wander where they will, so some of them may turn up…moreNo plans for writing more in this series at the present, but you never know. I let characters wander where they will, so some of them may turn up again in future books. Thank you!(less)

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Melissa Tagg
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Honestly, I almost feel silly trying to review this book because it was so gorgeous and soul-stirring that pretty much nothing I write will do it justice. Which I realize sounds ultra gushy but if any book deserves massive gushing, it's this one. I know it's barely mid-January, but I can say without a doubt I've already read my favorite book of 2016.

I read A Flight of Arrows in a day. This takes place near the beginning of the Revolutionary War, and the history is meticulously laid out...which I
Lori Benton
Aug 24, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Dear Readers,

The Pathfinders series is really one story told across two books. A Flight of Arrows tells the second half—the life-altering consequences of choices the characters made in the first book, The Wood’s Edge—played out against the turmoil of an 18th century frontier war. As usual with my characters, those you met in The Wood's Edge (Anna, William, Two Hawks, Reginald, Lydia, Good Voice and Stone Thrower, etc.) are wrestling with and working through issues that have been stirring in my o
" “ ...when Creator said He would make rough ways smooth, I believe He was not talking about moving us to an easy path. He meant He was going to make our stride long enough, our legs strong enough, to carry us through. And when we reach our limits, He puts us on His back and He carries us and shields our eyes and hearts from that which would destroy our souls.” " - Flight of Arrows

How do I began to tell you how much I loved Flight of Arrows and the series as a whole! I read the epilogue twice!!
"I have not lived long enough to get much wisdom. But it is my thinking that men do most of what they do for two reasons: for love or for pride."

Epic! Beautifully, wonderfully epic!

From the first page to the last, Lori Benton knows how to spin an epic story. A story of family ties, love and desire, the clashing and blending of cultures, frontier life challenges, the war of Independence, disgrace and grace, crime and justice, forgiveness and grace. And it is AWESOME!

Grand in scope and atmospher
The wait for this book was excruciating. Almost as bad as the suspense that builds to the very end!

How can I say all the things that this book made me feel? There truly aren't words. Lori Benton is a masterful writer. I suffered many things alongside these characters. I love them all. And then, when I thought I couldn't take much more, there was Caleb Stone Thrower's incredible gesture, and its far-reaching results—ah, I was equal parts amazed and hurting and angry and oh—just so emotional at t
What can I say except I'm blown away again! I closed this book and said to my sister, "That was amazing." It's almost impossible to describe it any other way, but I'll attempt to find the words to do so. A book that stays with me after I pick up the next book is one I cherish fully.

A slow start...literally, crept through the first few chapters. I wasn't ever really worried, though. Close to halfway, I knew I would have a hard time putting it down. Funny thing...I still put it down after I read
What a happy occurrence it was to discover such a wonderful author as Lori Benton! Continuing on with the story began in The Wood’s Edge, A Flight of Arrows is such a perfectly-balanced story – captivated by the plight which my dear friends found themselves in, I was always sad to put this story aside. It truly has a bit of everything that a reader could want – compelling family drama, sweet and endearing romance and suspenseful scenes of war and negotiations where lives hang in the balance. I l ...more
Amanda G. Stevens
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Sequel to The Wood's Edge, this book is set in 1770's New York and is a chronicle of two families--and a crime that both unites and keeps them apart. While serving as a British officer at Fort William Henry, Major Reginald Aubrey stole an infant boy, a half-Oneida child who, unlike his twin brother, looks white. The truth is now known to all, and each family has decisions to make: acceptance or rejection, forgiveness or vengeance. The young man who has been known to his white family as William a ...more
How exciting it was to dive back into the thrilling world of Anna, Two Hawks, and their tangled families, in the year 1776. A Flight of Arrows, book two in THE PATHFINDERS series, continues from The Wood's Edge, to finish it's intriguing tale. Oh, how I love Lori Benton's novels, with their depth and richness, beauty and sorrow.

Amidst harrowing battles of the American colonies' War for Independence, two families struggle with forgiveness, bitterness, acceptance ... Torn asunder, they strive desp
A beautiful, satisfying story! Loved how the spiritual threads of sacrifice & forgiveness came full circle. Evocative writing, riveting story-telling, fabulous narration. A favorite. Highly recommend.

Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Such an intense follow up to the first book in the series, The Woods Edge! With the danger of the Revolutionary War in the background and the drama of two families separated by culture but united by love, faith, and forgiveness, you'll be glued to the pages of this book!

Although not a big fan of stories that include war, Lori Benton is such an awesome writer that I got pulled into the lives of the characters and felt their hopes, dreams, sorrows, struggles, sacrifices, faith, and the drama that
A Flight of Arrows was a top notch sequel! I have to give credit where credit is due. A Flight of Arrows is probably one of the best sequels I have ever read. It is set at the beginning of the Revolutionary War and the historical accuracy is meticulous. Lori obviously went out of her way to fully research and dive into Revolutionary history. A Flight of Arrows is history, it is a love story, it is a story of forgiveness, and also a story chronicling Native American history which I very much appr ...more
Gwendolyn Gage
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The continuing story began by “The Wood’s Edge”, “A Flight of Arrows” follows Anna and Two Hawks’ struggle to find acceptance for their love in a prejudiced world, and the Oneida and Aubrey families’ pursuit of a lost son and brother as war tensions mount and sides are chosen.

I grabbed this book after devouring “The Wood’s Edge”, anxious to find out how Anna and Two Hawks would find their HEA, and witness Will’s reunion with the Oneida family he’s never laid eyes on. How would he receive them? I
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was struggling with this rating, should I give 4 or 5 stars. The first book in this series, The Wood's Edge (The Pathfinders, #1) by Lori Benton won 5 stars without a doubt. I absolutely loved the first book and looked forward to the second one - which I really enjoyed, but didn't love like the first book.

The major reason I did not find the book as gripping as the first, was all the historical detail. Yes, the historical research was done brilliantly and everything happening in the story is based on actual events which was well researched, but
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
A Flight of Arrows captivated me from the moment I began reading it.

Colonial America, more specifically America during the early years of the Revolutionary War, comes to vibrant life under Lori Benton’s pen. While history marches across each meticulously researched page, the characters and events in A Flight of Arrows fit seamlessly into the ongoing story. There were moments I quite literally held my breath as arrows left their bows or the sound of gunfire cracked in the vicinity. Battle scenes
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
I have been waiting for this story every since I closed the last page of The Wood’s Edge. That was a favorite read last year and I couldn’t wait to get right back into the story. This was an excellent conclusion!

“But when Creator said He would make rough ways smooth, I believe He was not talking about moving us to an easy path. He meant He was going to make our stride long enough, our legs strong enough, to carry us through.”

Lori’s beautiful storytelling has a way of immediately drawing the rea
Beth Erin
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great story to reread!

Full review on Faithfully Bookish

Despite being forgiven by Stone Thrower and Good Voice, Reginald continues to carry the guilt of his sin like a millstone around his neck. His inability to forgive himself effects every relationship he has.

Anna is nearly desperate to move forward in her relationship with Two Hawks, with or without her father's permission or approval. A true gentleman, Two Hawks is especially committed to seeking God
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Words have failed me right now...It was so good I shed tears when it ended. Beautiful and Inspiring story.
Lori Benton continues the saga of the Aubrey family and their relationship to Good Voice's Turtle Clan family of the Oneida tribe in the second book of her Pathfinders series. Her attention to historical detail and descriptions of the Revolutionary War battles involving these 2 families is once again well done. It was easy for me to place myself in the middle of this historical period as the characters lived out their lives in the midst of war.

The characters are superbly developed, complex, and
Sierra Faith
(Review will be posted at http://26countlesspossibilities.wordp... on 5/31/16)

Genre: Christian Fiction, Romance, Historical.

Age Range: 16+ for romance and violence

Favorite Quote: “You remember to trust in the Heavenly Father. Life is a blessing, but it is also a testing. Take the one as you do the other and trust Him who allows all. Trust what the Creator is doing, though we cannot understand it or see the full path.”

Series: Book two in the Pathfinders duology.

Stars: 4 out of 5 stars.

**Slight sp
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another 5 stars for Lori Benton! Really enjoyed this sequel to The Woods Edge. Great writing style. Love the history. I'm glad I read this book and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys history, Native American fiction or a good Christian story. Must read The Woods Edge first to get the most from it.
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Loved it... this one was better than the first. There was more action and suspense, and some twists and turns. The sacrificial love shown at the end was amazing - and tear jerking!
Camille Eide
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh.... what a gripping, heart-tugging conclusion to the first book in this series, The Wood's Edge. I've convinced my non-fiction-reading husband that he needs to read this book. It reads like a movie, an epic adventure/family saga full of romance, action, drama, and faith-filled inspiration. My heart went out to each of the characters, and I cheered for those choosing the noble act in the face of impossible choices. Benton is a master historian, storyteller, and wordsmith. Very well done.
Andrea Cox
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
by Andrea Renee Cox

“We must pray for peace but strengthen our arms for battle.”
A Flight of Arrows by Lori Benton

The sequel to The Wood’s Edge has left me breathless. Despite a few explicit words used within its pages, A Flight of Arrows is stunning and exquisite, threaded with turmoil and sorrow and redemption and much love. It is a story that will most assuredly stay with me for a long time after turning the final page.

One thing I really admire about this book is how Ms. Benton placed each scen
Amanda Geaney
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Occasionally, a story will linger with me long after I've finished it. This was the case in October 2015 when I read Lori Benton's The Wood's Edge, the prequel to this selection. It pierced my heart in a way that left me yearning for the rest of the story. A Flight of Arrows is the powerful, heart-mending, soul stirring conclusion to The Pathfinders Series.

When William Aubrey learned of his true Native American parentage he was thrown int
rebecca drozdowski
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If there was a rating beyond five stars, this book would get it. This is a beautiful, masterfully woven story of two completely different worlds colliding together because of the sin of one man. While there's been untold heartache because of one man, Reginald Aubrey's choice, there also is healing, hope, and deep love that also come from it. I couldn't put this book down once I started it and I can only recall one other book moving on my emotions as much as this one and The Wood's Edge did. Lori ...more
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finished it! ❤❤❤❤❤ I have been on the edge of my seat for two books. I'm so glad I found Lori Benton on Goodreads. What a great story about broken people finding God and living in His grace and mercy. It's filled with sorrow, adventure, death, life, hope and forgiveness. I have really enjoyed this one. ...more
A firm 4.5 Stars. Explanation below

A Flight of Arrows by Lori Benton
Time Frame: 1776-1777
Location: Mostly upper New York and Schenectady area
Main Characters:
Two Hawks , AKA Jonathan. Half Oneida, half white. Twin, William, was taken at birth.
William Aubrey, Two Hawk's twin, taken at birth, white and blue-eyed like his mother
Anna Catherine, Loves Two Hawks, always waiting for him
Reginald Aubrey, Anna Catherine and William's father, Red Coat turned patriot
Lydia, Midwife. Loves Anna Catherine's fa
Susan Snodgrass
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have been eagerly awaiting this book, the sequel to Lori Benton's 'The Wood's Edge' for a year.
That one was magnificent. This book bring us back to the ending of The Wood's Edge as we find William Aubrey off fighting for the British while Two Hawks and Anna and all the rest are back at home.

Reginald Aubrey can't forgive himself for the events that he set in motion 20 years earlier, even though God has already forgiven him. He holds himself apart from those who love him dearly because of his
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
No words. I have no words that could accurately describe the depth, scope, and emotion carefully folded into the pages of this epic novel. Very raw. Very real. I tasted the fear, felt the shock and hope, and was completely immersed in the era and lives framing the story. I also felt the tears coming at several points, which is a rarity for me. So. Go find a copy of every book by Lori Benton and prepare to be swept away (and incapable of doing anything else until you reach the last page and close ...more
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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 bond ...more

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The Pathfinders (2 books)
  • The Wood's Edge (The Pathfinders, #1)
“You remember to trust in Heavenly Father. Life is a blessing, but it is also a testing. Take the one as you do the other and trust Him who allows all. Trust what Creator is doing, though we cannot understand it or see the full path.” 9 likes
“But when Creator said He would make rough ways smooth, I believe He was not talking about moving us to an easy path. He meant He was going to make our stride long enough, our legs strong enough, to carry us through. And when we reach our limits, He puts us on His back and He carries us and shields our eyes and hearts from that which would destroy our souls.” 2 likes
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