Nothing Left to Lose-an epic story of two families whose lives become part of a mass exodus of Isleños (Islanders) who are driven from their 1778 Spanish homeland in the Canary Islands. Feeling they have nothing left to lose, these young families set sail toward a new life-knowing they can never come back.
It's January 1779 when their ship makes landfall in Spanish Louisiana. Stand beside them as they brave the chilly January winds and early morning fog leaning against the railing as the ship enters the mouth of the Mississippi River-the first river they have ever seen. Within months of their arrival, these young soldier-settlers help drive the British from the Mississippi River Valley ensuring victory for the American colonies.
Harrison brings to life three generations-ordinary people-whose lives are entangled with the extraordinary events of world history. Danger lurked at every turn-every day! Their resilient story is filled with adventures, passion, disasters, wars, romance, and murder. Ultimately, with victory at the Battle of New Orleans, the Isleños (Islanders) find freedom as citizens of the young United States.