Burning Sky

A Novel of the American Frontier
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (120 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Abducted by Mohawk Indians at 14 and renamed Burning Sky, Willa Obenchain is driven to return to her family's New York frontier homestead after many years building a life with the People. At the boundary of her father's property, Willa discovers a wounded Scotsman lying in her path. Feeling obliged to nurse his injuries, the two quickly find much has changed during her 12-year absence - her childhood home is in disrepair, her missing parents are rumored to be Tories, and the young Richard Waring she once admired is now grown into a man twisted by the horrors of war and claiming ownership of the Obenchain land.

When her Mohawk brother arrives and questions her place in the white world, the cultural divide blurs Willa's vision. Can she follow Tames-His-Horse back to the People now that she is no longer Burning Sky? And what about Neil MacGregor, the kind and loyal botanist who does not fit into in her plan for a solitary life, yet is now helping her revive her farm?

In the aftermath of the Revolutionary War, strong feelings against "savages" abound in the nearby village of Shiloh, leaving Willa's safety unsure. Willa is a woman caught between two worlds. As tensions rise, challenging her shielded heart, the woman called Burning Sky must find a new courage - the courage to again risk embracing the blessings the Almighty wants to bestow. Is she brave enough to love again?

©2013 Lori Benton (P)2015 Recorded Books

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My thoughts about 'Burning Sky' by Lori Benton

I enjoyed this book very much and look forward to listening to more of Lori Benton's books. The narrator, Saskia Maarleveld, was superb, and the story engaging.

I would give 5 stars for the story, performance, and the overall production.

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good narrator

good story and interesting characters but very predictable . The writer seemed to have done some good research of colonial New York and the era .

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wonderful read.

great story. the characters came alive in the reading. I thoroughly enjoyed it. this is the 3rd Lori Benton book I have read and they have all been fantastic.

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long and slow

good narration, but so slow that i got bored ....to the point I couldn't finish

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what a long book

this is my second book from this author and i am now convinced she writes in slow motion this book could be cut in half and it would still be a good book the story is good but a little choppy with alot of words this book is so slow even a simple question asked takes a full chapter to get the answer the characters are dull
Willa has alot going on not my favorite person Neil is a gentle soul and easy going nothing really to say about them not a book I would read again

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Burning sky

I would give this book 10 stars if the powers that be would let me! It is a fantastic book of the old west, native Americans and romance.