Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Pursuit of Tamsen LittleJohn

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!"

Oh, honey, you're gonna inhale this book, believe me.

Book Rating: Best of the Best

Nothing will prepare you for the sheer brilliance of this story. The prose, the visuals, the characters, the setting--you will LIVE this novel (yes, live) and you will LOVE every minute of it!

Here are the top 5 reasons you won't be able to put it down.

5. Location, location, location. I've said it before and I'll said it again: there are typically three main characters in a great story--a hero, a heroine, and a setting. A good setting knows when to ebb and flow--it never out-shines and it never under-plays. It stays strong and steady, anchoring the characters as the story goes along. This book, had a fabulous setting!!

4. "Villain, villain, bo-billain, billain. Banana-fana . . ." ok, you get the point. ;) I really liked this novel's bad guy!!! AND I really liked that the third point of view, was actually NOT from the villain, but gave you a great idea of what the villain was doing, etc. Very unique.

3. Tamsen. *sigh* She was fabulous. I enjoyed her immensely. She was sweet and gentle, but tough and courageous at the same time. Three cheers for Tamsen. (And doesn't she have such a lovely name??)

2. Two words: Jesse Bird. *shudder in delight* Can I get a cool cloth, please? Seriously. Who cannot like a handsome, rugged, mountain-man-type hero? Jesse could do everything awesome and manly, and yet he could be romantic and gentle, too. You know you're swooning right now.

1. Page turning, edge-of-your-seat excitement! This book will keep you up and you won't care that you're exhausted the next day. The story/plot is wonderful and I loved the history that Lori wove-in. She is a master storyteller!! I adored her writing style and I have no doubt you will, too.

And here's the best part!! Lori has graciously offered to GIVE AWAY one copy of this book!!!! So, if you want to be entered, leave your name, email addy and a comment and in two weeks (April 17) I'll draw the name of the lucky winner.

PLEASE let me know when you've read this and what you thought of it!!!!

Happy Reading!


  1. Okay, I'm officially excited to read this book! I love great reviews that get me pumped up, and even more when the book lives up to expectations! :)

    1. Hey, Heidi! I know you will love it, let me know when you read it! :)


    I read it in seven hours. All in one day. I might have made my family dinner...I don't remember.

    1. You made spaghetti. It was good. ;) And yes, the book was phenomenal!!!!

  3. I loved Burning Sky and am totally looking forward to Lori's second book. I don't think it's actually been released yet, but I am anxiously waiting!

    1. I haven't read that one yet, but I'm really excited to. Lori is so talented!!

  4. What a fun review, Amber. Thank you so much. I'm delighted that you swooned over Jesse. :)

    @Patty, it releases April 15... 12 more days!

  5. Looking forward to reading it....especially after reading such a great review!!

  6. Hi Amber, excellent review! I read it early for endorsement and LOVED it! I'll share this! : )

  7. Somehow, my first comment got lost :( Great review! I've also read great reviews of her first book...which means I really need to read her books! Thanks for the giveaway!
    garfsgirl [at] hotmail [dot] com

  8. Oh, I'm looking forward to reading this book very much. Enjoyed Burning Sky.

    Once again, Amber, I love reading your reviews and am excited to read your book when it comes out. :)


  9. You've convinced me! I want to read this book. Great review! I've not read Lori Benton's writing and it appears to be right up my reading alley. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win a great read.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  10. I have heard such great things about this book!
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

  11. Wow! I really love the book cover by the way! You're review was fabulous! I totally want to read it right now!!! :)
    bluejayandredcardinal509(at) yahoo (dot) com

  12. Oh my! How could anyone resist this book after a review like that!? Wow! It makes me want to drop everything and READ! ;-)

    I've preordered the kindle version, but what a treat it would be to have a signed copy for the keeper shelf (as I'm sure this is definitely a keeper!).

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Michelle T.
    Scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

  13. Enjoyed the review. Sounds like my kind of book . I would love to win a copy of your book. Thanks for the chance.

  14. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been wanting to read this book & your review just made me want to read it more! :)

    crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  15. Loved Burning Sky & can't wait to read this story! Please include me in the giveaway. Thanks, Lori, for the chance to win the book & Amber, for the fun review. Blessings!

    reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  16. What an awesome review! The story really sounds fascinating. Thank you!
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  17. What a great review! The story sounds amazing. I just bought Lori's first book, Burning Sky, after reading and hearing great things about it as well. I'd love a chance to win her second. Thank you!
    candidkerry [at] gmail [dot] com

  18. I am EXCITED about this book. It looks absolutely wonderful! I hope to have a chance very soon to read it. Would love to win a copy!