By Katherine Scott Crawford
Bell Bridge Books
Keowee Valley is the saga of one woman’s dreams,
adventures and passions as she struggles to build a life for herself
on the Appalachian frontier during the turbulent years leading to the
Heroine Elspeth Quincy MacFadden is an orphaned city
girl living in Charleston with her Scottish grandfather. But the social
constrictions of urban life is not for her. When word comes that her
missing cousin has been captured by the Shawnee, she sets out on a dangerous
journey to not only rescue him, but also to purchase some land she can
claim as her own.
So begins quite an adventure—one that changes her
life in ways she could never expect.
I’ll be blunt here…Pre-revolutionary war sagas
are not usually my chosen genre from which to read. I accepted this
one on a whim. And just like Quinn, my reading life changed in ways
I didn’t expect. Translation: I LOVED this story! And I totally can’t
wait for a sequel.
While I was sometimes annoyed with Quinn for her super
independent spirit, I also love that it made her character unpredictable.
I didn’t always relate to her, but that just made her more believable.
Hero Jackson Wolf is everything a hero should be.
Strong. Courageous. Yet his love for Quinn—or Mac, as he calls her—is
undeniable and sometimes very sweet and compassionate. He’s a complex
man, with a fierce loyalty to family and his Cherokee
Disclaimer: this is not a “Christian” book.
There are several steamy scenes that are pretty explicit, so if that’s
a turn-off for you, you might want to skip a few parts.
KEOWEE VALLEY is a stellar debut novel for author
Katherine Scott Crawford. She combines breathtaking description with
passionate relationships amidst some intense action. Her writing is
strong. Her history lessons are real and gritty. And I am anxious to
get my hands on her next book!
Reviewed by: Michelle Griep