In “Burning Sky” by Lori Benton we meet Willa Obenchain. When Willa was fourteen she was abducted from her New York homestead by a band of Mohawk Indians. She was adopted into their tribe and given the name Burning Sky. Now twelve years later she has returned to her father’s homestead. When she gets there she finds a Scotsman named Neil MacGregor. Neil has been hurt and Willa takes him to and nurses him back to health. Willa is disappointed to find her parents are missing and she soon learns that unless she can prove her father’s loyalty to America during the War for Independence she will lose her land. Neil soon starts to develop feelings for Willa but she has hardened her heart to everyone because of all that she has been through and lost. When her Mohawk brother brings two orphaned half-breed children to her she is determined not to love them. Little by little she comes to care for them and for Neil but she will not listen to God and keeps pushing them away. Will Willa be able to love again?
This is a very well written book and you will feel like you are there with Willa as she returns to civilization. This is a heartbreaking but sweet story of a young woman who has lost everything but still has the courage and determination not to let it break her. In this book we see how she must trust in God to see her through. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. Click here to read Chapter 1.