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An Uncommon Woman

Narrated by: Aimee Lilly
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-09-2020

Lovely story of frontier life & perfect friendship

The author brings to life the frontier setting, through it's people, the glorious landscape, and the network of relationships that shaped them all. I'm inspired to see it for myself and to be the kind of friend depicted in these pages.

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  • Peggy Freeman
  • 12-08-2020

Research, Faith and Fantastic Writing

Uncommon Woman By Laura Frantz The historical details Frantz brings to Clay, Tessa and Katurah , their story and lives in An Uncommon Woman propels the reader into the western Virginia mountains of 1770. You not only see the lives of those who teetered between the red and white man’s worlds, you feel their hearts torn apart. You understand God’s healing love. Laura Frantz’s historical research brings understanding and purpose to a romance filled with hope. PG13 wonderful story.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • 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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  • Gail
  • 15-06-2020

based on historical events

a story of friendship lost then found. A look into the indian captured whites and the settlers. And a sweet union between a captain and a spinster.

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-04-2020

Excellent

Loved the story and the narrator! She carried the accents well. I'll be looking for author's other books as well!

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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!