Christian Fiction


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.



I love books with some history, it makes them educative and more enjoyable.
Set in the 18th century this book will take you down history lane.

Tessa an only girl among 5 brothers had a very large dose of courage and fearlessness. I admired that she was good with a rifle and fought along side the men during Indians attacked on thier home settlements. Among other virtues of hers her courage was most admirable.

Clay, the war hero. Quiet and reserved. Selfless and courageous too. His heart for peace and defend others will keep you reading this book. Bringing back Tessa’s bestfriend will endear you to him. He tried to avoid any sort of romantic entanglement until she met the uncommon Tessa.

Life for the both of them wasn’t easy. Tessa wanted petticoats and all things feminine, dreaming of a different sort of life and her family’s wish was for her to marry well. But she never despised where she was or what she had. The author weaves of story of grace and victory in travails. The twists and turns of the story will keep you on your toes.

You’d wonder, how does a woman blossom in the midsts of attacks and always looking over her shoulders? This book will sure answer that.

I really loved the faith elements of this book; trust in God, prayers, reading scriptures instead of panicking among others.
Lovers of history will love this book.

I received a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion.


Christy Award-winning author, Laura Frantz, is passionate about all things historical, particularly the 18th-century, and writes her manuscripts in longhand first. Her stories often incorporate Scottish themes that reflect her family heritage. She is a direct descendant of George Hume, Wedderburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland, who was exiled to the American colonies for his role in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, settled in Virginia, and is credited with teaching George Washington surveying in the years 1748-1750. Frantz lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky and also Washington State.

According to Publishers Weekly, “Frantz has done her historical homework.” With her signature attention to historical detail and emotional depth, she is represented by Janet Kobobel Grant, Literary Agent & Founder, Books & Such Literary Agency of Santa Rosa, California.

Readers can find Laura Frantz at

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