by Ms Carolyn M Bowen


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About Leah

Leah was a rebel. She chose to live her life outside the constraints of 19th century English society. She rebuked any parental control and choose to decide her own fate. From England to the Caribbean and then frontier America, she was loved by family and friends yet still had enemies. Sailing the seas with pirates lurking about helped chisel her character as she created a life of her own near the sea.

Explore the scenic countries with Leah and learn of the native cultures and taste their delicacies. As a mixed race female, she placed prejudices under her feet and learned to recognize and accept love even if it was against the law.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781536947342
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/10/2016
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Carolyn M. Bowen: A Southern and sassy author who loves to travel. She enjoys weaving the scenes and cultural experiences from around the world into her writing. Follow on social media and her website for the latest news and coming book releases.

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Cross-Ties 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cross-Ties is a novel about rebellion, coming of age, and learning to live with your life choices. It’s a family saga that explores the cultural roots of Leah as she rebels against her father’s wishes to marry according to the marriage contract established by her family without her consent. Leah’s desire to marry her true love places her in direct violation of the family trust. She runs away and hopes her father will forgive her and accept the unorthodox way she chooses to live. Leah’s journey explores her family’s roots in the Caribbean and later the brave new world of frontier America. Leah has little use for society’s mandates for her life. Read Cross-Ties a story of immigration with multicultural prejudices in the middle 1800s and beyond.
Jlavuire More than 1 year ago
Wow, what an adventure! Admittedly, I’m usually not a big fan of these kinds of books (I tend to stick to the sci-fi and romance genres) but I decided to give “Cross-Ties” a chance and go into the read with an open mind, and I must say that it turned out to be a great decision. I could see early on, within the first few chapters, that the author is truly talented when it comes to weaving words into stories. The prose flows in a very smooth manner while conveying everything in very vivid way – I personally found it easy to visualize many of the scenes and also empathize and understand the feelings of Leah, the protagonist. I highly recommend ‘Cross-Ties’ to readers looking for a genuinely immersive and adventurous read. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for future releases by Carolyn M. Bowen.