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Unflinching and plainspoken, Tessa Swan is not your typical 18th-century woman. Born and bred on the Western Virginia frontier along with her five brothers, she is a force to be reckoned with.

Quiet and courageous, Clay Tygart is not your typical 18th-century man. Raised by Lenape Indians, he returns a hero from the French and Indian War to the fort that bears his name, bringing with him Tessa's long-lost friend, Keturah, a redeemed Indian captive like himself.

Determined to avoid any romantic entanglements as fort commander, Clay remains aloof whenever he encounters the lovely Tessa. But when she is taken captive by the tribe Clay left, his hand - and heart - are forced, leading to one very private and one very public reckoning.

Intense, evocative, and laced with intricate historical details that bring the past to life, An Uncommon Woman will transport you to the picturesque and dangerous Western Virginia mountains of 1770.

©2020 Laura Frantz (P)2020 Two Words Publishing LLC

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  • 01-08-2020

A wonderful story of friendship!

I really enjoy listening to stories about my ancestors. I am part Shawnee and Cherokee.
My heart goes out to both the Indians and the settles who paved the way for us today. I really liked the story. At times I felt it was to wordy but then I allowed myself to be lost in the pictures that were being painted. The narrator was extremely good and brought to life the characters of each individual.

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  • kwestrope
  • 28-04-2020

Wonderfully done. I felt like I was there.

This is a dramatic portrait of the heartache and hardships endured by the early settlers in Virginia Indian territory. The Swan family struggles to maintain their homestead and keep the family safe from attacks, kidnappings, or worse. Nearby Fort Tygart, run by Colonel Clayton Tygart is their only refuge.

Part history, part adventure, part love story, this is a wonderful story of faith, friendship, and perseverance during wild, adventurous time in the history of America. History buffs, in particular, will enjoy this story.

I listened to the audio version and narrator, Aimee Lilly, did a wonderful job with the many characters in this story. A real delight to listen to.

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  • Carrie A. Turansky
  • 19-01-2020

Beautiful Historic Story

Laura Frantz brings frontier life alive like no other author. I loved Tessa and Clay, and I thought Aimee Lilly did a wonderful job with the narration. Highly recommended.

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  • paula wright
  • 03-07-2020

Stay with it even when it’s kinda boring

I was getting tired of the shy coy flirting of some main characters and almost returned it. But I stayed with it and it got real interesting I’m very surprised the narrator who is native English speaker mispronounced several words that she should have known how to pronounce. I do appreciate the cleanest of the book. No profanity or
Gratuitous sex scenes I will read more from this novelist

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  • L. Thomas
  • 27-01-2020

loved this book!

One of my favorites from Laura Frantz! There were several unexpected twists and turns that kept me coming back for more!

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  • Denise R
  • 02-08-2020

It was pretty good!

Good historical content which is my number one thing. Audible is not clear what books are Christian and I keep getting books and later finding they’re Christian which is not my number one thing. But sometimes I got swept up in the Swan family as though I was sitting at the dinner table with them and I really loved that! Many outbursts of Oh no! Or yay!

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  • JRMason
  • 18-05-2021

History Brought to Life!

American expansion is something I've known little about. This book is rich with information about the lives of the settlers and their relations with the native Americans they were displacing.
The story is packed with action and the reader does an outstanding job conveying the urgency, fear and excitement.
The plot is varied and unpredictable which kept me anxious and excited to continue.

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  • Kelsey Partington
  • 14-04-2021

A wonderful read!

So glad I bought this book! Its a wonderful story of friendship and growing love.

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  • Yogagirl53
  • 09-04-2021

One of my favorite authors

The narrative is spot on and actually adds to the story. I love reading about the people that lived in that era. The challenges they faced were incredible but they handled them with faith and humor. This is a book I've listened to many times.

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  • cryerj
  • 25-03-2021

great book

really enjoyed this book The narrator did a great job I made you feel like you were there

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-06-2020

Gripping!

Another amazing story from Laura Frantz... you are transported into another era with ease... beautiful!

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