Book Blog Tour and Giveaway: Moonbow Night #LoneStarLit

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A MOONBOW NIGHT
by
LAURA FRANTZ

  Genre: Historical Romance / Christian
Publisher: Revell / Baker Publishing Group
Date of Publication: January 3, 2017
Number of Pages: 384

 

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     After fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It’s a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucky—men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his crew, looking for an experienced guide.
Though he balks when Tempe is appointed to lead his team through the wilderness, it isn’t long before Sion must admit that her abilities may outmatch his own. But can the tenuous tie they are forming survive the dangers waiting just around the bend?
With her signature sweeping style and ability to bring the distant past to vivid life, Laura Frantz beckons you to join her in a land of Indian ambushes, conflicting loyalties, and a tentative love that meanders like a cool mountain stream.

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PRAISE FOR A MOONBOW NIGHT:

 

“From the very first page, A Moonbow Night charmed me into its story, a story as earthy, rugged, and beguiling as the early American terrain upon which it has been laid. The book offers everything this reader wants: fidelity to history with rich, sensory details of time and place; names we’ve known fleetingly from the annals of the past who quicken on the page; fictional friends for whose happiness and romantic redemption we yearn. Tempe is a Kentucky heroine worth our time and heart’s investment—a waif on the outside, steel on the inside, kind in every situation. In Sion we find a hero worthy of the title, willing to grapple with his past to own his present and claim his lady. The plot is complex, tense, and layered and resolves in a most satisfying conclusion. This remarkable, elegantly written novel pulses with life and is a must-read for all who love historical romance.”

Sandra Byrd, author of A Lady in Disguise

A Moonbow Night captures the wilds of a young and unyielding American frontier with breathtaking action and Laura Frantz’s signature mastery in storytelling. The effortless merging of narrative with intelligent dialogue allows the spot-on historical research to shine. Sion’s understated valor is in perfect step with Tempe’s independence, making them a pairing that will keep readers turning pages and rooting for them to the end. This is an exquisite novel of love and loss, and a sweet reminder that even in an untamed world, the gentle grace of God heals all wounds.”
Kristy Cambron, author of The Illusionist’s Apprentice and the Hidden Masterpiece series

“As timeless as it is historical, A Moonbow Night is the shining embodiment of everything Laura Frantz does best, from her trademark attention to detail to the unfolding of rich and textured love in a setting no less complex. To read this novel is to take a journey along with the characters, inhabiting the story with all five senses. Truly, a book to savor and revisit.”
Jocelyn Green, award-winning author of The Mark of the King

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Author Interview 1: Laura Frantz

 

Can you briefly describe your new novel?

A Moonbow Night’s plot pivots around a little-known incident in the life of Daniel Boone, one that has fascinated me since childhood. Add a bit of romance and suspense and you have a story that I hope is as intriguing as the book’s title.

You’re praised as a historical romance novelist. What do you like most about this genre?

I like happily ever afters. Real life doesn’t always give us happy endings, so it’s a joy to bring that about for readers through story. My characters often endure a bumpy ride, but I always promise an ending that satisfies heart and soul. 

What do you hope readers learn about love from A Moonbow Night?

That true, lasting love is enduring—the embodiment of 1 Corinthians 13—and is not dependent on circumstances or the passage of time. 

Where do you find inspiration for your characters? Which character of A Moonbow Night was most inspiring to you?

I love both Tempe Tucker and Sion Morgan because of their fearlessness, a trait that was a necessity on the frontier. Cowardly men and women were often ridiculed and run out of pioneer settlements. I knew when writing these characters that they could not be faint of heart. Inspiration comes easy, thankfully. I only have to read biographies of famous historical figures or history books to find incredible character templates. The possibilities are endless!

Though in a different time period, the Kentucke setting of A Moonbow Night is your home. What was the most exciting part of writing about your home state? What was the most challenging part?

Kentucky history is so rich and evocative that it makes a wonderful foundation for a novel. The setting for this particular story is one of the state’s most idyllic spots, Cumberland Falls. Only two places in the world are known to have a moonbow—a nocturnal rainbow—and Cumberland Falls is one of them.

The most challenging part of writing about eighteenth-century Kentucke is adding real historical figures to the plot. How did they think? Act? Speak? I can only surmise, but perhaps that’s what makes fiction so fun!

Can you give us a sneak peek into your next novel?

I return to colonial Virginia on the very eve of the American Revolution. My heroine is Lady Liberty, daughter of a British lord, and her Welsh hero is a patriot who is wanted by the Crown for treason. Historical fireworks!

 

Laura Frantz is a Christy Award finalist and the author of several books, including The Frontiersman’s Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, The Colonel’s Lady, The Mistress of Tall Acre, and the Ballantyne Legacy series. She lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.

  





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