My Father's Daughter

My Father's Daughter

by Teresa Marotta
My Father's Daughter

My Father's Daughter

by Teresa Marotta



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Stalking and kidnapping in the 19th century!

After the death of her father in the spring of 1893 in South Carolina, Amelia Porter discovers her father's old travel journals that tell of his marriage to a Cherokee maiden during one of his summer trading trips. Amelia further learns of the birth of a baby daughter. A sister she never knew existed.

Thwarted in her request to travel unchaperoned with her father's former young trapping companion, a strong-willed Amelia is determined to find and unite with her half-sister, in spite of the intimidating warnings from her stern godfather and her mother's concern for her safety. With decisive single-mindedness she devises an intricate scheme to follow the roguish trapper to the Cherokee trading camp.

During the course of Amelia's treacherous journey she is stalked by a renegade Indian named Mukipha who plots to kidnap her and take her for his wife or place her head on a pole in front of his abode if she refuses. He is obsessed with the anticipated magic that her long, curly red hair will bring him in order to vindicate him and restore his position within his tribe. The budding romance between Amelia and the trapper only makes Mukipha a more dangerous and angry predator while trying to capture his trophy.

My Father's Daughter is a historical adventure filled with suspense, romance, laughter and tears, taking the reader on a journey through the backwoods and swamps of South Carolina into the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as into the real world of the Cherokee long after the Trail Of Tears.

The current Medicine Woman and Keeper of the Flame for the Cherokee Nation was the resource for much of the authentic and historically accurate Cherokee customs of that era.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016008561
Publisher: Crary Publications
Publication date: 02/04/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 280 KB

About the Author

The author has been writing short stories for many many years and has, like many famous authors, been able to wall-paper a wall with rejection slips. Her first novel is, in effect, making her own mark in the world of fiction. For a first novel after several non-fiction books, this work of fiction has had the rare effect of sticking in the reader's minds long after the book is finished.

Teresa Brown uses the pseudonym of Teresa Marotta for her fictional writing. She has been writing since grammar school. She once wrote a Christmas poem for her sixth grade English class and her teacher very reluctantly gave her an A because he was convinced she had plagiarized it. She also wrote for her high school and college journalism newspapers as well as being on the yearbook staff.

She self-publishes and writes with a variety of interests. Her books include:

• The Adoption Records Handbook: Birth Family Searches Made Easier With Self-Help Tips, Registries, Search Angels, Pro Se Legal Forms for court, etc.;
• Business Security: How to Protect Your Small Business Against Fraud, Debtors, Theft, Workplace Violence, and More!
• 5 Valuable Steps for an Effective Job Search: includes a secret tip from an employee of the state employment agency that assures your online application of getting to the top of the interview pile. This is available as an ebook only.
• Missing Person’s Locator Guide: this eBook is meant to help family members, lost loves, and even judgment collectors locate their missing person as inexpensively as possible. If even one single tip or resource produces results, you will have been repaid many times over. This is also available as an ebook only.

Teresa’s books can be ordered at as well as, through bookstores and libraries. More information on her books can be found at

Just for kicks and giggles she made a YouTube video called "Passing Gas, Rapped by Three Old Farts."
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