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Burning Sky - A Novel of the American Frontier

Lori Benton

Abducted by Mohawk Indians at fourteen 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 twelve-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?

Abducted by Mohawk Indians at fourteen 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 twelve-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?
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Abducted by Mohawk Indians at fourteen 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 twelve-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?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Saskia Maarleveld

Length:

13h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

35:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

28:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

22:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

31:25


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:30