The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn: Extras

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Pinterest: The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn ~ A story in pictures

Radio Podcast: Interview on World of Ink Network's The Writing Mama show, June 23, 2014 

The Making of a Cover: interview with Kristopher Orr, the artist behind the cover of The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn 

A Podcast on The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn:


"Forgotten History Inspires a Novel" an article about The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, and its author, by Cassie Baker in Family Fiction magazine's April edition. 

Read more about The Lost State of Franklin at Lifeway Christian Bookstores blog, April 2014.

Historical Background

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn: a Research Bibliography 

WaterBrook Press In-House Interview: The State of Franklin

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Tamsen Littlejohn inspired Devotionals

#1 Embracing the Adventure of Faith   
#2 Is That What You're Wearing?



Praise for The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

"Benton has created a beautiful character who readers will grow to love in Tamsen, a privileged young woman who handles her struggles with grace and strength. Readers will support and cherish her relationship with the hero as the characters come to trust and care for each other. The setting is an engaging backdrop to the story. All these aspects work together to form a wonderful novel that readers won’t put down until the end."
~ Romantic Times Book Reviews

"Founded on a fascinating little-known moment in early American history, The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn is one of the most beautiful love stories I’ve ever read. In this tightly paced flight into fear, hope, and mystery, author Lori Benton emerges as the quintessential artist, able to pull her readers into the story through her well-drawn, multidimensional characters, their emotions, motivations, and dreams."
~ Sue Harrison, international best-selling author of the Ivory Carver trilogy

"Reminiscent of The Last of the Mohicans, and equally as stirring, The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn is a rare book that kept me up late into the night. Ms. Benton is an exquisite storyteller whose majestic descriptions, suspenseful plot, and passionate romance are not soon to be forgotten."
~ MaryLu Tyndall, author of the Escape to Paradise trilogy