A brief summary from Revell:
Unflinching and plainspoken, Tessa Swan is not your typical eighteenth-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 eighteenth-century man. Raised by Lenape Indians, he returns a hero from the Seven Years’ War to the fort that bears his name, bringing with him Tessa’s long-lost friend, Keturah, who disappeared from the settlement years earlier.
Determined to avoid any romantic entanglements as fort commander, Clay remains aloof whenever he encounters the lovely Tessa. But when circumstances force Clay’s hand–and heart–the stage is set for one very private and one very public reckoning.
Happy New Year & New Decade my dear fellow book lovers!!! I realize we’re almost 4 months into the year, but with everything going on in the world, I just haven’t had time to read or get reviews going! But now, with work having sent us home to work remote for the unseen future (I purchase medical supplies for a health care system), I no longer have to commute 2+ hours a day, and have time to read!! And Kella does a *Happy Dance* 🙂
All that said, I’m so excited we are in the 20s and that Laura Frantz’s An Uncommon Woman was my first read to start it all off in a wonderful way! I am always excited to hear Laura’s coming out with a new book, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one. First of all – that COVER!! I love that we get to see Tessa Swan up close and personal; I feel like that doesn’t happen too often these days. She comes across as a confident and strong woman with a bit of humor in that quirk of a smile. I was immediately intrigued with her story, a frontierswoman who grew up with five brothers and longed for a bit of femininity. Her personality balanced the quiet, subtle nature of Clay Tygart, a genteel man raised by Lenape Indians who now commands a fort that bears his name.
I really enjoyed reading An Uncommon Woman and taking a step back in time to the 1770s. The characters were raw and relatable. You can’t help but root for Tessa and her dreams. The romance aspect was a bit slower than I like, but thats mostly due to my own impatience to see characters fall in love 🙂 If you need a wonderful historical read to get lost in, this is the one to get!
I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from Revell and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.