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Another Addicted Reader

defiance_on_indian_creekDefiance on Indian Creek, continues to lure readers into the intriguing story of thirteen-year-old, Mary Shirley, who lived in western Virginia at the dawn of the American Revolution.

I received this sweet email from a new fan.

“I wanted to let you know that I started reading your book as soon as we got home. I read eight chapters before putting it down to go to bed. I was unable to sleep so decided to read a little more. I finally put it down after I read the complete book at 3:45 this morning 🙂 The book is wonderful and just the type I love to read. I am waiting on the next one to be published! I will be sure to urge my family, friends, and clients to purchase your book, leave a review and watch for new releases. I will be leaving reviews after Christmas. Thank you for such a great book that kept me wanting to keep reading and excited for the next one.”

The next one is Fleeing the Shadows (Dangerous Loyalties Book Two)

Book I Defiance on Indian Creek

defiance_on_indian_creekAvailable on Amazon

This Young Adult Historical novel, tells the fictional account of young Mary Shirley who just wants a normal life with friends her age and someday, suitors. She is brave, tenacious, and prone to be rash.

The settlers along Indian Creek in Western Virginia are siding against King George, except Papa. He has declared loyalty and intends to remove the family to Kentucky territory.

After discovering surveys with strange riddles, Mary witnesses her papa exchange documents between a patriot neighbor and a known loyalist. She believes Papa is a cowardly traitor, endangering the family.

Internal struggles lead to lost trust and acts of defiance until Mary is faced with a dangerous decision: loyalty to Papa or loyalty to a cause. Lives are at stake no matter what choice she makes—one, puts hers at risk.

THE TRUTH BE TOLD…

 

dangerous_loyalties_seriesMy Dangerous Loyalties Series, is a fictional account of Mary Shirley and her family’s lives during the American Revolution. It’s set in Western Virginia shortly before Mary’s real life 13th birthday on February 17, 1775. The Shirley family really did live on 527 acres of Indian Creek land.

These posts will reveal their non-fiction story, as well as links, and notes about my research. New information will be added from time to time so please visit often and feel free to leave comments or questions.

Have a great day and–be strong!