What does it mean to be white, to be cheyenne, and how far will these women go to avenge the ones they love? With vivid detail and keen emotional depth, Jim Fergus brings to light a time and place in American history and fills it with unforgettable characters who live and breathe with a passion we can relate to even today.
The Vengeance of Mothers: The Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill: A Novel One Thousand White Women Series Book 2 #ad - The stunning sequel to the award-winning novel One Thousand White Women: A Novel. Clever and satisfying. Fergus is a superb writer and the characters are as real as any pioneer women who braved the rigors of westering. The denver post"a gripping tale, a history lesson infused with both sadness at the violence perpetuated against the Cheyenne and awe at the endurance of this remarkable group of women.
Booklist, starred review9 march 1876My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie.
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd One Thousand White Women Series Book 1St. Martin's Press #ad - The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. Jim fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time. Government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians.
Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. One thousand white women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U. S.
The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932Hachette Books #ad - With prose so vivid that the road dust practically rises off the page, and romance, peril, The Wild Girl is an epic novel filled with drama, told by a master. This is the novel your reading group will be talking about long past your discussion! He joins the 1932 great apache expedition on their search for a young boy, the son of a wealthy Mexican landowner, who was kidnapped by wild Apaches.
But the expedition's goal is complicated when they encounter a wild Apache girl in a Mexican jail cell, victim of a Mexican massacre of her tribe that has left her orphaned and unwilling to eat or speak. Now in paperback, a stirring historical novel from the author of One Thousand White WomenWhen Ned Giles is orphaned as a teenager, he heads West, hoping to leave his troubles behind.
The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932 #ad - As he and the expedition make their way through the rugged Sierra Madre mountains, Ned's growing feelings for the troubled girl soon force him to choose allegiances and make a decision that will haunt him forever. In this novel based on historical fact, Jim Fergus takes readers on a journey of magnificent sweep and heartbreaking consequence peopled with unforgettable characters.
The Memory of Love#ad - The new novel by the author of the international bestseller, ONE THOUSAND WHITE WOMEN. After recovering from grave wounds suffered in the Great War, makes his way to 1920s Paris, Bogey Lambert, where he encounters the beautiful painter, a young cowboy from Colorado, Chrysis Jungbluth. Precocious, talented, passionate, the free-spirited Chrysis rebels against a society and an art world in which men have all the privilege and women none.
The Memory of Love #ad - There, she and the American cowboy will live the love of a lifetime. By day, at night chrysis loses herself to the sensual pleasures of the Montparnasse nightlife, a serious student at the prestigious l'École des Beaux-Arts, where all seems permissible.
Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early AmericaBerkley #ad - A compelling, emotionally gripping”* novel of historical fiction—perfect for readers of America’s First Daughter. Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. Based on the compelling true narrative of mary rowlandson, Flight of the Sparrow is an evocative tale that transports the reader to a little-known time in early America and explores the real meanings of freedom, faith, and acceptance.
Now, she begins to question the edicts that have guided her, having lived on the other side of the forest, torn between the life she knew and the wisdom the natives have shown her. Now, her home destroyed, her children lost to her, she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader, made a pawn in the ongoing bloody struggle between English settlers and native people.
Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America #ad - Readers guide included. All her life, mary has been taught to fear God, submit to her husband, and abhor Indians. Battling cold, hunger, and exhaustion, Mary witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness. To her confused surprise, she is drawn to her captors’ open and straightforward way of life, a feeling further complicated by her attraction to a generous, protective English-speaking native known as James Printer.
Even before mary rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community.
The Gift of the Seer#ad - Will anyone believe she is the spirit keeper she pretends to be? equally troubling, Katie knows the Seer expected her to prove his Vision—a Vision which foretold of infinite Invaders coming to his world—but to prove this prophecy, she must give his people the great Gift he also predicted. The only problem is that Katie has no Gift to give.
Years pass as she desperately searches for a way to fulfill her promise to the dead Seer, but when his former rival threatens to expose her as a fraud, Katie finally understands that her life and the lives of all the people in her new world hang in the balance. She hesitated to accept this mysterious obligation until she fell in love with the Seer’s bodyguard, an Indian man she called Hector.
The Gift of the Seer #ad - In the gift of the seer, katie and hector continue their journey across the continent, but the more Katie learns about the peculiar ways of her husband’s people, the more she dreads arriving at their destination. Katie o’toole’s epic adventure began in the spirit keeper plume 2013 when she was rescued from a 1747 frontier massacre in Pennsylvania only to find herself chosen as the “Spirit Keeper” of a dying Indian Seer.
That’s when she knows she must give a Gift—she must—before it is too late.
One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow: A NovelLake Union Publishing #ad - For as long as they have lived on the frontier, the Bemis and Webber families have relied on each other. From the bestselling author of The Ragged Edge of Night comes a powerful and poetic novel of survival and sacrifice on the American frontier. Wyoming, 1876. In one impulsive moment, ernest is off to prison, a man is dead, and the women left behind are divided by rage and remorse.
Losing her husband to Cora’s indiscretion is another hardship for stoic Nettie Mae. But when a love blossoms between clyde and beulah, bonds are once again tested, and these two resilient women must finally decide whether they can learn to trust each other—or else risk losing everything they hold dear.
. But when ernest bemis finds his wife, Cora, in a compromising situation with their neighbor, he doesn’t think of survival. With no other settlers for miles, it is a matter of survival. There’s nettie mae’s son, clyde—no longer a boy, and cora’s daughter, but not yet a man—who must navigate the road to adulthood without a father to guide him, Beulah, who is as wild and untamable as her prairie home.
One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow: A Novel #ad - Bound by the uncommon threads in their lives and the challenges that lie ahead, Cora and Nettie Mae begin to forge an unexpected sisterhood. But as a brutal wyoming winter bears down, Cora and Nettie Mae have no choice but to come together as one family—to share the duties of working the land and raising their children.
The Indigo Girl: A NovelBlackstone Publishing #ad - Learning of the high value of indigo, believing it to be her family’s salvation, Eliza becomes determined to learn the secret of growing the enigmatic crop, but everyone tells Eliza growing indigo in the region is impossible. A deeply-researched and powerfully-written work of historical fiction, an extraordinary sixteen-year-old girl in Colonial-era South Carolina, based on the untold story of Eliza Lucas, whose actions were before their time: the story of the indigo girl.
In 1739, bright and determined sixteen-year-old Eliza Lucas is charged with keeping her family’s struggling plantations afloat, in her father’s absence. Recommended for anyone’s reading list. New york journal of books“an outstanding example of historical fiction…Readers will love discovering the amazing story of a virtually unknown girl who changed the course of history.
The Indigo Girl: A Novel #ad - Booklist starred review“captivates on every level…Fans of Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things will savor. Library journal starred review“If you love historical fiction, this book should be on your fall reading list…. It is based on historical documents and the real-life Eliza Lucas. Southern Living.
So develops an incredible story of romance, betrayal, hidden friendships, threats, ambition, and sacrifice, intrigue, based on historical documents and Eliza Lucas’ own letters. An outstanding work of fiction…The Indigo Girl is an absolutely wonderful read that will even occasionally bring a tear to one’s eye.
The Spirit Keeper: A NovelPlume #ad - Little does she know that someone far away is dreaming of her. In 1747, savages raid her family home, and seventeen-year-old Katie is taken captive. A young holyman, syawa believes katie is the subject of his Vision: the Creature of Fire and Ice, destined to bring a great gift to his people. Despite her flaming hair and ice-blue eyes, Katie is certain he is mistaken, but faced with returning to her family, she agrees to join them.
Syawa and hector have been searching for her, guided by Syawa’s dreams. This is the account of Katie O’Toole, late of Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania, removed from her family by savages on March the 2nd in the year of our Lord 1747The thirteenth child conceived of miserable Irish exiles, Katie O’Toole dreams of a different life.
The Spirit Keeper: A Novel #ad - She soon discovers that in order to fulfill Syawa’s Vision, she must first become his Spirit Keeper, embarking on an epic journey that will change her life—and heart—forever. Ideal for fans of the son and Empire of the Summer Moon, this riveting novel will transport and enchant readers.
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical novelBookouture #ad - An absolutely beautiful book. Kim the bookworm, 5 stars‘a poignant and evocative story of love, betrayal and bravery that kept me page turning and completely engrossed from start to finish. Highly recommended. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘Everything about this book is amazing. Readers are hooked on my name is eva: ‘could not put this book down, i sympathized all because of Evelyn…I could so picture the setting and as Evelyn sets out to fool everyone, I cried, I cheered, and heaven help anyone that tried to disturb my reading !!…I absolutely loved this book !…I laughed, I thought you go girl !!.
. I don't want to say anything else but what a fantastic read… I can't recommend this book enough !!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘What a magnificent read! Eva is amazing. Loved it and would definitely recommend. Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘A phenomenal story of courage, love, murder and all the atrocities that go with war.
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical novel #ad - And evelyn is transported back to a place in germany known as ‘the forbidden village, haunting and compelling read about love, to find the man who gambled with her husband’s life…A gripping, ’ where a woman who called herself Eva went where no one else dared, amongst shivering prisoners, courage and betrayal set in the war-battered landscape of Germany.
I’ve read over 30 historical fiction novels in the past year and this one is definitely in my top 10 Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars. An excellent debut novel from Suzanne Goldring and I look forward to reading more of her work.
Marie Blanche Hors collection French EditionCherche Midi #ad - On retrouve surtout dans cette fresque qui s'étend sur un siècle et trois continents toute la puissance romanesque de l'auteur de Mille femmes blanches associée à une force d'émotion rare. Marie-blanche est le troisième roman de jim fergus, après mille femmes blanches le cherche midi, vendu à près de 400 000 exemplaires en France, 2000, et La Fille sauvage le cherche midi, 2004.
Une inoubliable fresque familiale à travers un siècle et trois continents : le chef d'œuvre de l'auteur de Mille Femmes blanches. Une inoubliable fresque familiale à travers un siècle et trois continents : l'auteur de Mille femmes blanches confirme son exceptionnel talent de conteur et nous offre un chef-d'œuvre.
Marie Blanche Hors collection French Edition #ad - 1995, région des Grands Lacs. Internée en 1966 dans un asile de lausanne, marie-Blanche se souvient de sa vie, commencée comme un conte de fées mais qui prit peu à peu des allures de tragédie. Jim fergus s'inspire ici de son histoire personnelle pour nous offrir une saga familiale bouleversante. Pour essayer de la comprendre, et peut-être de lui pardonner, celui-ci va tenter de retracer son parcours.
En parallèle, à travers le journal intime de sa mère, l'écrivain nous fait entrer dans l'intimité de celle-ci. D'un caractère entier, froide et tyrannique, Marie-Blanche, en particulier celle de sa propre fille, elle a brisé la vie de sa famille, la mère de Jim. Fille d'aristocrates français désargentés, mariée trois fois, celle-ci a connu un destin hors du commun, qui l'a menée de son petit village natal de la région de Senlis jusqu'aux États-Unis, en passant par les sables de l'Égypte.