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A view most glorious

Society may have dictated expectations of truth in 1893, but in 2021 the fight for women continues, just different issues.

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Tidewater Bride

The story is based on actual history and is rooted in the legend of Pocahontas, John Smith and those
early settlers. I found the interactions between the settlers and the Indians interesting as well as the
tensions that ensue between them. The novel is a fascinating look at this time period along with an
element of romance.

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An Uncommon Woman

Western Virginia in the 1770’s is not for the faint of heart. Tessa Swan who has been born and raised on
the frontier along with five brothers is a courageous and outspoken woman. Clay Taggert, raised by
Lenape Indians, takes command of a fort bearing his name after distinguishing himself in the Seven
Years’ War. He brings along Keturah, Tess’s childhood friend, who was an Indian captive like himself.
Tessa tries to reconnect with Keturah who has forgotten much of her childhood with her family before
being taken by the Indians.
Charged with keeping peace with the local tribes, Clay is trying to avoid any romantic involvement with
Tessa. When Tessa is captured by the Indians, Clay is determined to rescue her and the nature of their
relationship changes.

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