An Uncommon Woman is another great book recently released by Laura Frantz. Tessa Swan is a woman who lives on the western boarder of the frontier in 1770, when the Native American attacks on settlements is beginning to rise once again.
As tension rises between settlers and the natives, more and more captives are being taken. One of those, is Keturah, her best friend whose beauty even at a young age is known far and wide. After 12 years Tessa’s ache for Keturah, the sister she never had, continues to weigh on her until 1770 when a man named Clay Tygart changes everything by riding to the fort with a woman most had forgotten.
All books by Laura Frantz are worthy reads, An Uncommon Woman is no different. For most of the story, I saw several similarities between it and The Frontiersman’s Daughter. These stories are somewhat parallel in setting, heroes, heroines and plights. For a moment I felt I was rereading the other book as they were so close, but the ending of An Uncommon Woman had an unexpected act of sacrificial love gave this story a unique depth. A good read. I am a fan of her work and having read all of Laura Frantz’s books, can say this is a good example of what to expect from her. Personally, I would like to see more variation in the setting and the stories. My favorite was her Ballantyne Series and thus far she has yet to release a new story with as much depth, redemption and forgiveness.