"[King George] has
excited domestic insurrections among us, and has endeavored to bring on
the inhabitants of our frontiers the merciless Indian savages, whose
known rule of warfare is an undistinguished destruction of all ages,
sexes, and conditions."
INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY
On a hot August day in 1780, at the height of the Revolutionary War, Indians attacked settlers at Fort Nashborough. When the carnage was over, William Neely lay dead and his daughter Mary, only 19 years old, had been captured...
...and Mary's ordeal was only beginning.
Songbirds are Free is the story of Mary's years in captivity and her eventual escape. It is a journey that will take her from present-day Nashville deep into Indian Territory--through Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan before she is able to successfully escape her captors. It is the story of courage and determination in the face of overwhelming odds. It is the story of one woman's effort to survive a brutal existence and travel hundreds of miles alone to be reunited with her family.
|The river journey should have taken four weeks. Instead,
more than four months after they left, a ragtag group of settlers limped
into Fort Nashborough with a harrowing tale. Their journey to the west
had led them through Indian Territory at the height of the Chickamauga
Indian War. They faced constant attacks, near starvation, disease,
frostbite and deadly whirlpools. Some were captured... some were
killed... and some lived to tell the tale...
River Passage is the story of Mary Neely and her family as they travelled westward with the Donelson Party of 1779-1780. It's the story of courage and despair, of heroism and cowardice, of life and death as the Neely family follows their hearts to their future.
Reviews of River Passage:
Richard R. Blake of Midwest Book Review says, "With an amazing attention to detail, internationally acclaimed author p.m.terrell brings a new level of excellence to historical fiction!" Read the entire review here.
Between the Lines says, "terrell creates a work of historical fiction that knows no bounds!" Read the entire review here.
Bengal Book Reviews says, "terrell expertly led me on a journey that is at times horrifying and other times, inspiring... She took me on a journey of a lifetime." Read the entire review here.