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The Wood's Edge

Lori Benton

At the wood’s edge cultures collide. Can two families survive the impact? The 1757 New York frontier is home to the Oneida tribe and to British colonists, yet their feet rarely walk the same paths. On the day Fort William Henry falls, Major Reginald Aubrey is beside himself with grief. His son, born that day, has died in the arms of his sleeping wife. When Reginald comes across an Oneida mother with newborn twins, one white, one brown, he makes a choice that will haunt the lives of all involved. He steals the white baby and leaves his own child behind. Reginald’s wife and foundling daughter, Anna, never suspect the truth about the boy they call William, but Reginald is wracked by regret that only intensifies with time, as his secret spreads its devastating ripples. When the long buried truth comes to light, can an unlikely friendship forged at the wood’s edge provide a way forward? For a father tormented by fear of judgment, another by lust for vengeance. For a mother still grieving her lost child. For a brother who feels his twin’s absence, another unaware of his twin’s existence. And for Anna, who loves them both—Two Hawks, the mysterious Oneida boy she meets in secret, and William, her brother. As paths long divided collide, how will God direct the feet of those who follow Him?

At the wood’s edge cultures collide. Can two families survive the impact? The 1757 New York frontier is home to the Oneida tribe and to British colonists, yet their feet rarely walk the same paths. On the day Fort William Henry falls, Major Reginald Aubrey is beside himself with grief. His son, born that day, has died in the arms of his sleeping wife. When Reginald comes across an Oneida mother with newborn twins, one white, one brown, he makes a choice that will haunt the lives of all involved. He steals the white baby and leaves his own child behind. Reginald’s wife and foundling daughter, Anna, never suspect the truth about the boy they call William, but Reginald is wracked by regret that only intensifies with time, as his secret spreads its devastating ripples. When the long buried truth comes to light, can an unlikely friendship forged at the wood’s edge provide a way forward? For a father tormented by fear of judgment, another by lust for vengeance. For a mother still grieving her lost child. For a brother who feels his twin’s absence, another unaware of his twin’s existence. And for Anna, who loves them both—Two Hawks, the mysterious Oneida boy she meets in secret, and William, her brother. As paths long divided collide, how will God direct the feet of those who follow Him?
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At the wood’s edge cultures collide. Can two families survive the impact? The 1757 New York frontier is home to the Oneida tribe and to British colonists, yet their feet rarely walk the same paths. On the day Fort William Henry falls, Major Reginald Aubrey is beside himself with grief. His son, born that day, has died in the arms of his sleeping wife. When Reginald comes across an Oneida mother with newborn twins, one white, one brown, he makes a choice that will haunt the lives of all involved. He steals the white baby and leaves his own child behind. Reginald’s wife and foundling daughter, Anna, never suspect the truth about the boy they call William, but Reginald is wracked by regret that only intensifies with time, as his secret spreads its devastating ripples. When the long buried truth comes to light, can an unlikely friendship forged at the wood’s edge provide a way forward? For a father tormented by fear of judgment, another by lust for vengeance. For a mother still grieving her lost child. For a brother who feels his twin’s absence, another unaware of his twin’s existence. And for Anna, who loves them both—Two Hawks, the mysterious Oneida boy she meets in secret, and William, her brother. As paths long divided collide, how will God direct the feet of those who follow Him?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Liz Pearce

Length:

14h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

31:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

29:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

23:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

22:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

23:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

15:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:25