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About the Book

The tale begins in 1863 at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. This historic saga covers four generations of women, beginning with the author’s great grandmother, Minerva, who was Cherokee Native American.

Minerva warned her daughter, “Jennie, they put my people on a reservation, took away their pride, and left them with no way to defend themselves. Don’t you ever let anyone hurt you or your children.”

Jennie, Minerva’s daughter, was a determined woman. Her friendship with a slave created tension within her husband’s family.

Thedis moral presence was a blessing to the sick, and when death won, she readied them for burial. She was destined to suffer heartbreaks too horrific to imagine.

Robbie was Thedis’s second-born child. Daily she was reminded of a tragic event, the shotgun blast, her screams, and the smell of fresh blood.

Born with a proud Native American heritage, these women endured hardships beyond modern comprehension, but still found joy and happiness.

Truly, this tale is a literary beacon of inspiration which will walk you through some of the most difficult times in American history, from the Civil War, the Great Depression and two World Wars. Learn the unique stories of these women and marvel at the amount of courage and endurance that took them far in life, despite the grueling times that surround them.

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