The Long Journey, which is Christian historical fiction, is the 14th novel by Cliff Ball, and is the first novel in his second series called, "An American Journey."
In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act into law authorizing the removal of southern tribes to Indian Territory in the west. In 1838, the Trail of Tears occur when the remaining people are forcibly removed and marched a thousand plus miles on foot.
George Massey, a twenty year old Cherokee, finds himself being force-marched to Indian Territory during the winter of 1838. Eventually, he gets lost in the Kentucky woods, finds a family who takes him in, and falls in love with their daughter. The novel follows his adventures as he travels west on the Oregon/California Trail and gets involved in all sorts of historical events from the 1840's to 1850's.
About the Author
Cliff Ball lives in Texas, born in Arizona, and is a Christian. Has two BA's and a Certificate in Technical Communications. Has published ten novels and four short stories. Won third in high school for a short story written in Creative Writing class for a young adult magazine. Visit his website to find out more about him and his novels: cliffball.net