The Lumbee Indian Saga

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Across the River Publisher's Summary

Part black. Part Irish. Part Lumbee Indian. Wholly determined to protect her family.

Naomi Jackson made a mistake. Born in the tumultuous years following the American Revolution, she embraced change, excitement, and adventure. So, when the devil Bill Williams swaggered into town, she launched into his arms, determined that her love for him could overcome all obstacles.

It couldn't.

Now, she has two young children, a life of misery, and a hopeless, desperate desire to escape.

Then, David Oxendine arrives for a Christmas visit - and things will never be the same. 

Across the River is an 1800's Black/Native American novella - the first in a series of novellas about Naomi Jackson's heartfelt, challenging life. These stories are based loosely on author Lisa Shea's real-life ancestor Naomi Jackson, who was born in 1784 in Guilford County, North Carolina. 

Naomi's father had been taken from Northern Ireland as a child, while her mother was mixed-blood black, Lumbee, and Irish. Each novella has a cliff-hanger ending, much like Naomi's life.

Important note: Normally my content is quite "clean" with little to no swearing, violence, or physical intimacy. With this being based on the immense hardships my ancestor struggled through, I wanted to be authentic to the issues she rose above. This book, therefore, includes period-appropriate harsh language as well as several scenes of conflict. I gave a great deal of thought to including these and feel they are necessary to fully convey the trials she overcame. I apologize to those who feel uncomfortable listening to that style of material. Please feel free to contact me at my website if you have any questions or comments - I thrive on your feedback.

©2014 Lisa Shea (P)2020 Lisa Shea
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