The Frontiersman's Daughter

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One woman searches for love--and herself--in a wild land.

Lovely and high-spirited, Lael Click is the daughter of a celebrated frontiersman. Haunted by her father's ties to the Shawnee Indians and her family's past, Lael comes of age in the fragile Kentucky settlement her father founded. As she faces the many trials of life on the frontier, Lael draws strength from the rugged land. But the arrival of a handsome doctor threatens her view of her world, her God, and herself. Can the power of grace and redemption break through in this tumultuous place?

This epic novel gives you a glimpse into the simple yet daring lives of the pioneers who first crossed the Appalachians, all through the courageous eyes of a determined young woman who would not be defeated.


"'Woven with the evening shadows was a chorus of tree frogs and katydids.' With vivid and poetic sentences like this, Laura Frantz graces us with a sweeping saga set in frontier Kentucky. A new nation drew breath in 1777 and Lael Click drew new breath for her own adventure-filled life. Family, faith, and friendships, and the intricacies of a woman's yearning heart are finely mixed ingredients in The Frontiersman's Daughter, a story as healing as Lael's herbs. You'll disappear into another place and time and be both encouraged and enriched for having taken the journey."--Jane Kirkpatrick, best-selling author of All Together in One Place and A Flickering Light

"The Frontiersman's Daughter takes readers along for quite a ride with high-spirited Lael as she searches for love during a time when the world is more savage than civilized, when medicine comes from roots, and when a woman alone needs to keep a gun within reach. Laura Frantz portrays the wild beauty of frontier life, along with its dangers and hardships, in vivid detail."--Ann H. Gabhart, author of The Outsider

The Author

  1. Laura Frantz

    Laura Frantz

    Laura Frantz is a Christy Award winner and the ECPA bestselling author of a dozen novels, including An Uncommon WomanTidewater Bride, The Frontiersman's DaughterCourting Morrow LittleThe Colonel's...

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