About the Book
Book: Redemption in the Wilderness
Author: Andrea Byrd
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2023
Two sisters alone on the Kentucky frontier…love is the last thing they expect to find.
After the death of their parents during the Hard Winter, Margaret and her sister have struggled to survive. Between her mother’s dying wish that Margaret protect her sister, and the nagging sensation that they are not alone, guilt and worry are her constant companions. And if someone is following them, is their watcher friend or foe?
Iain Donegal can’t afford roots, not with the pain and guilt of the life he’s left behind, or the memory of the drink that once threatened to consume him. But his solitary life as a long hunter in the wilds of Kentucky finds a new path when he happens upon a young woman digging a grave for her own mother. Unable to pull himself away when he realizes that she and her sister are on their own, he begins to provide anonymous aid. But when the women truly need him, can he risk leaving his solitary life behind to step in and fill the void?
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Andrea Byrd writes an engaging story with wonderfully developed characters. I love the way she writes about each character’s distinct personalities.
Though Iain’s job as a long hunter matches that of the hero in the first book of the series, his motives for pursuing this as a livelihood are different. I love how the author introduced his character to the readers as someone wanting to help two sisters who suddenly found themselves alone.
Margaret’s strength of character and resilience was fun to read. I enjoy a story with a strong heroine and the author delivers.
The author also gives the reader wonderful perspective on live in the 1780s Kentucky both in the wilderness and at a fort.
The romance between the two was sweet and unfolded at a nice pace. Fans of sweet Christian historical romance will enjoy this book.
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Series: Book 2 in the series but can be read stand alone.
Time Period: 1780
Romance: Very clean. Light kissing.
Faith: Both characters sought to apply their faith to their circumstances.
Disclaimer: I requested and received an advanced copy of this book courtesy of the publisher through Celebrate Lit Tours. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Andrea Byrd is a Christian wife and mom located in rural Kentucky, who loves to spend time with her family in the great outdoors, one with nature. Often described as having been born outside her time, she has a deep affinity for an old-fashioned, natural lifestyle.
With a degree in Equine Health & Rehabilitation gathering dust and a full-time job tethering her to a desk eight hours a day, Andrea decided it was time to show both herself and her children that it is truly possible to make your dreams come true. Now with over 1,000 contemporary Christian romance novellas sold, Andrea is pursuing her passion of writing faith-filled romance woven with a thread of true history.
More from Andrea
One of my favorite aspects of being a historical fiction author is learning new tidbits of information with each novel I pen.
Not only have I always loved learning, but I also harbor a deep passion for novels that incorporate real places and events. In Redemption in the Wilderness, I was blessed with the opportunity to research the beginnings of Harrodsburg, KY. This town was founded in 1774 as Harrodstown by James Harrod. What began mainly as a civilian fort with the building of Fort Harrod has endured more than 200 years of Kentucky’s rich history. Tourists and locals alike can still visit a replica of Fort Harrod today. And, you, yourself, can visit the original fort in Redemption in the Wilderness.
Beyond historical places and events, I also always find myself on a search engine with the strangest little inquisitions. Such as… What plants are native to Kentucky? When do said plants bloom? And which can be used as a natural remedy for this particular ailment? With this novel, I found that feverfew, a native Kentucky wildflower, was so aptly named because early settlers used this native plant to reduce fever. I cannot wait for you to see what role it played for the characters in Redemption in the Wilderness.
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