Across the River - an 1800s Black / Native American Novella

Across the River - an 1800s Black / Native American Novella

by Lisa Shea

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Overview

Part black. Part Irish. Part Lumbee Indian.

Wholly determined to protect her family.

Naomi Jackson made a mistake. Born in the tumultuous years following the American Revolution, she embraced change, excitement, and adventure. So when the Devil Bill Williams swaggered into town, she launched into his arms, determined that her love for him could overcome all obstacles.

It couldn't.

Now she has two young children, a life of misery, and a hopeless, desperate desire to escape.

Then David Oxendine arrives for a Christmas visit - and things will never be the same.

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Across the River - an 1800s Black / Native American Novella is the first in a series of novellas about Naomi Jackson's heartfelt, challenging life. These stories are based loosely on author Lisa Shea's real-life ancestor, Naomi Jackson, who was born in 1784 in Guilford County, North Carolina. Naomi's father had been taken from Northern Ireland as a child, while her mother was mixed-blood black, Lumbee, and Irish. Each novella has a cliff-hanger ending, much like Naomi's life.

All author's proceeds from the Naomi Jackson series benefits local battered women's shelters.

An important note for readers of my various series. Normally my content is quite "clean" with little to no swearing, violence, or physical intimacy. With this being based on the immense hardships my ancestor struggled through, I wanted to be authentic to the issues she rose above. This book therefore includes period-appropriate harsh language as well as several scenes of conflict. I gave a great deal of thought to including these and feel they are necessary to fully convey the trials she overcame. I apologize to those who feel uncomfortable reading that style of material.

Please feel free to contact me at my website if you have any questions or comments - I thrive on your feedback.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781505701265
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/22/2014
Series: Lumbee Indian Saga , #1
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Lisa Shea is the great, great, great, great, great granddaughter of the real Naomi Jackson. Both Lisa's father, George, and her grandmother, Jane, were avid genealogists and thoroughly researched this line of family history. Lisa owes an enormous debt of gratitude to both for their efforts.

Lisa has been dreaming about bringing this project to life for years, and is just so happy that it is now out for others to share.

All proceeds from the Naomi Jackson series benefits local battered women's shelters.

Lisa has written 39 fiction books, 78 non-fiction books, and 36 short stories.

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