Novel: The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

Western North Carolina, 1787. "Frontier dangers cannot hold a candle to the risks one woman takes by falling in love."
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Appalachian Mountains. How I envisioned the view from Jessie and Cade's cabin in Green Bird Cove.

Appalachian Mountains: Appalachian is a range of mountains in Eastern North America. West Virginia is the only state which is completely located inside this range of mountains. Photo taken by another pinner in Morgantown.

This could easily be the under-petticoat of Tamsen's ensemble at the start of the story "embroidered in a garden of gold." Skirt (front view) Date: 1795–1805 Culture: French Medium: silk, linen Accession Number: 35.98.3

embroidered petticoat Skirt (front view) Date: Culture: French Medium: silk, linen Accession Number:

Eastern Band of Cherokee

A quest to find out the history of the Cherohala Skyway.

Member of Eastern Band of Cherokee with traditional hairstyle worn by male warriors and plucked eyebrows, as was customary for Cherokee warriors in the early Century.

Mountain City TN - Mountain City is located in Johnson County Tennessee in the Appalachian Mountain chain. The elevations in the county range from 1800 to 5000 feet.

Mountain City, Tennessee ~ Mountain City is located in Johnson County, Tennessee in the Appalachian Mountain chain. The elevations in the county range from 1800 to 5000 feet.

North Carolina mountain waterfall

Cullasja River in Franklin, NC coldest water EVER but so beautiful - Dry Falls

Cocke County, Tennessee mountains.  (Google Image Result for http://www.eteda.org/sites/www/Uploads/Images/Cocke%2520County%2520Mountains.jpg)

Cocke County, Tennessee mountains. (Google Image Result for http://www.eteda.org/sites/www/Uploads/Images/Cocke%2520County%2520Mountains.jpg)

A view as I imagine Tamsen Littlejohn saw while crossing the Blue Ridge. View from top of Seneca Rocks in West Virginia via horseback by Lana Alexander Gammage

A view as I imagine Tamsen Littlejohn saw while crossing the Blue Ridge. View from top of Seneca Rocks in West Virginia via horseback by Lana Alexander Gammage

"... he spotted Cade and the packhorses rounding a bend in the river trace, where sunlight still speared the hazy air in moted streaks of gold." ~ The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, Chapter 1, by Lori Benton. http://www.amazon.com/The-Pursuit-Tamsen-Littlejohn-Novel/dp/0307731499/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

The Little River, Sparta, NC Blue Ridge Mountains

Smoky Mountain sunset

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is open for business! Looking for a relaxing weekend getaway in the Smoky Mountains? Gatlinburg is the perfect travel destination.

Cover Journey: a chat with artist Kristopher Orr (the cover designer behind The Pursuit of Tamsen LIttlejohn). See the visual journey of the cover's development, and outtakes from the cover model's photo shoot on my blog today: http://loribenton.blogspot.com/2014/07/cover-journey-chat-with-artist.html

In The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, Lori Benton has written a gorgeous story. The historical backdrop is well-drawn and unflinchingly realistic.

Lori Benton, Author: The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn: Extras

Lori Benton, Author: The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn: Extras

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton. http://www.amazon.com/The-Pursuit-Tamsen-Littlejohn-Novel/dp/0307731499/ref=pd_sim_b_7?ie=UTF8&refRID=19Q3C1X5DY2BVKN6V71Z

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton. http://www.amazon.com/The-Pursuit-Tamsen-Littlejohn-Novel/dp/0307731499/ref=pd_sim_b_7?ie=UTF8&refRID=19Q3C1X5DY2BVKN6V71Z

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