The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

Western North Carolina, 1787 ~ To escape a threatening stepfather and an unwanted marriage, Tamsen Littlejohn enlists the aid of Jesse Bird, a frontiersman she barely knows, to spirit her away from Morganton, North Carolina, west beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Trouble pursues, as the two men intent on seeing her recovered prove relentless in their hunt. Trouble awaits in the form of a divided frontier community. Across the mountains the State of Franklin has been declared, yet many settlers remain loyal to North Carolina. Chaos reigns, thwarting Tamsen and Jesse’s hastily cobbled plan to keep her safe.

With her pursuers ever nearing, the region in turmoil, neighbors grown suspicious of her presence, Tamsen’s safety is soon put in greater jeopardy. Gaining the freedom she longs for will mean running yet again, to the most unlikely refuge imaginable—the Cherokees, a people balanced on the knife edge of war.


But the biggest complication may prove to be Tamsen’s growing bond with her knight in greasy buckskins, Jesse Bird. Falling in love was never part of the plan.

Title:The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780307731494
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    The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn Reviews

  • Hannah

    When I read the title, I automatically thought it was a romantic pursuit. But no...Tamsen is fleeing from the man she refuses to marry and from her stepfather, who knows she is the only witness to his...

  • Lori Benton

    Hi Readers! I'm often asked in interviews what inspired me to write The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn. I decided to post that answer for you here. Inspiration for The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn came ...

  • Beth

    The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, simply put, is a story that I adored. I have a new favorite author and a new read on the favorite list! Having not read Lori Benton’s first book, I had no idea what...

  • Michelle Griep

    Okay. I admit it. I am a super jaded reader. It takes a creative plot, larger than life characters, and some sweet turns of phrases to even slightly tickle my reader bone. THE PURSUIT OF TAMSEN LITTLE...

  • MaryLu Tyndall

    I had the privilege of reading this for endorsement. Fabulous Book. Here's what I said:Reminiscent of the Last of the Mohicans, and equally as stirring, In Pursuit of Tamsen LittleJohn is a rare book ...

  • Gretchen

    This novel is a historical romance masterpiece 😭. This is one of those books with characters so real they stay with you & you just want more of them. Since reading Benton’s debut I expected great...

  • Gina

    My expectations were very high after reading reviews for this book but they were not met.I give it 2.8 stars. Almost 3 but not quite. The beginning of the book started off very exciting. I was filled ...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    $1.99 e-book https://amzn.to/2ZsCIJD(5/23/20)Wow. This book definitely lives up to its rave reviews and exceeded my expectations! It has all the elements I love in a great historical novel- strong rom...

  • Melissa

    This was so well written. I was pulled into this story from the very first pages and did not want to put it down. The romance was not a huge part of the story but was there. That normally kills a book...

  • Carrie Turansky

    I loved Lori Benton's first book, Burning Sky, so I was thrilled when I was asked to read The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn for endorsement. What a great adventure! I was captivated from the first page...