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Follow the River
by James Alexander Thom

Published: 2010-08-11
Kindle Edition : 416 pages
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Mary Ingles was twenty-three, married, and pregnant, when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement, killed the men and women, then took her captive. For months, she lived with them, unbroken, until she escaped, and followed a thousand mile trail to freedom--an ...
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Mary Ingles was twenty-three, married, and pregnant, when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement, killed the men and women, then took her captive. For months, she lived with them, unbroken, until she escaped, and followed a thousand mile trail to freedom--an extraordinary story of a pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her people.


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  "Follow The River"by judithbeyer (see profile) 04/14/16

Captivating historical fiction. Riveting realization of what the female body is able to endure.

 
  "vivid story"by cmassie (see profile) 05/20/13

This book was based on the real life of Mary Ingles, most of us found Mary quite brave in the beginning doing what she needed to do to survive. 5 out of 6 of us did not agree nor comprehend the choice... (read more)

 
  "Follow the River"by Bearsmom (see profile) 12/01/11

In light of this novel being based on a true story of Mary Ingles, we give the author 5 stars Excellent and captiviating story.

 
  "Follow the River"by cskoniec (see profile) 10/02/11

So amazing since this is based on a true story. One just can't imagine a life that endures all she did. And we think we have it bad!

 
  "Good book"by bjhamilton (see profile) 01/12/11

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