"Love thy neighbor as thyself" comes easy to Kate Valentine and Samuel Evans. Having grown up in church, they know they are to feed the hungry and clothe the naked. When they are faced with a spiritual dilemma, the two friends set out to find a new life, convinced it is God's will for their lives. Accompanied by their friend Margaret and the McClenan Gang, they set off on a journey to the West across untamed American soil.
But danger arises not only from the physical challenges of the journey itself, but also the people they meet along the way. Their trek to find a new place to call home becomes a journey of self-discovery and love, all while facing deadly circumstances.
As they face various trials, Kate and Samuel find themselves wondering if lies and deceit are at the core of their adventure, and at the same time, they gain a new understanding of the goodness that can exist in the human soul.
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About the Author
From Dallas, Texas, Erica H. DeHaas is the third of six daughters born to Edward and Mary, as well as the proud mother of two children, Vincent and Michael. She received her Associates Degree in Secondary Education at North Central Texas College, and graduated from The University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science. Erica currently teaches at-risk students in Lewisville, Texas. As a member of the Cherokee Nation she volunteers to preserve the culture and heritage of Native Americans with the Cherokee Community of North Texas, a satellite community based out of Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
The Journey that Lies Within is her first novel.