An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.1 Llamas


This was a book sent to me by Baker Book House, (Thanks!!!!) and it was AWESOME!!!!! The age range for this book is probably 12 and older due to violence. (It’s about the colonies and Native Americans…sooo, there is some mention and description of… well death on both sides.)

The book is about a young woman who grew up with 5 brothers and is a little different than most “city-bred gals”; and a man who grew up with the Native Americans and is a hunter and guide to the settlers. It is a very good book and goes into quite a bit of detail about the colony days. There is romance and mentions of getting married and going on their honeymoon. (Nothing is described, but they do wake up in bed as a married couple. So definitely a teen book, maybe even older teen)

The book is GREAT! But it can be hard to read. It is written in almost KJV, ya know like ‘Old Talk’? You can read it, (I mean I made it throught and LOVED it! And I can barely read the KJV Bible.) but it will take some time.

Over all, this is a great book for those who love Historical Fiction. I HIGHLY suggest this to woman as well as younger girls, but only if you are willing to read a little bit of historical violence. (And romance.) Have a Merry Day After Christmas and a Happy Rest of the Year! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • A VERY good book for girls 12 and up!
  • Historical fiction
  • Romance and ACTION!


  • Some violence
  • Can be hard to read at times

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.

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