I enjoyed this book due to the fact that it gave me a different perspective about the Trail of Tears. It is also very informative in the context of fiction. It is a fictional book, but, according to the author's note, '...the background against which they appear is fact. All incidents and events in this novel relating to the court battles of the Cherokee Nation, the harassment by the Georgia Guard, the Cherokees' valiant efforts to peacefully resist removal for eight long years, and the split within the Cherokee Nation between the supporters of the principal chief and treaty advocates for removal are true. ...the descriptions of the detention camps, the long trail of tragedy and suffering, and the ruinous destruction that occurred in the Cherokee Nation during the Civil War.
The relationships and romance of the story add to its interest.
Historical fiction, set in the Cherokee Nation on the eve of the Trail of Tears. Combines factual history with imagined characters.
Some great history of fictious people losing everything and enduring the Trail Of Tears and how they get through it all. I have learned alot reading this book and I could not put it down.
As with "Legacies" (the second book in this series), the background takes precedence over plot or characterization.
The story centers around the Cherokee Removal, when governmental policies abrogated the treaty that had established a Cherokee Nation inpresent-day Georgia, and subsequently forced its inhabitants to emigrate to Oklahoma in a brutal on-foot journey.
This didn't happen overnight, and Dailey's background is well done indeed for anyone who wants to know more about the event.
After a succession of powerful contemporary novels, bestselling author Janet Dailey returns to her roots in a work of historical fiction so moving, so richly conceived that it promises to become an American classic. Like her beloved Calder family series, The Proud and the Freee vividly depicts a passionate family and a tumultuous era. This superbly written epic, set in the Cherokee Nation on the eve of the Trail of Tears, re-creates days of shame and courage and the lives of men and women we will never forget.
Very Good. One of Janet Daily's better books.
Story of a southern family of Scot and Native American heritage as they are caught in the crossfire of tribal arguments and government betrayal. Temple Gordon, beautiful daughter of plantation owner Will Gordon, faces losing everyting and everyone she kows as the Cherokees are forced westward by the government. She is desperate to be with the man she loves and determined to defy the world and stay by his side. She becomes a woman whose valor is forged by tears. This book combines factual history with scenic antebellum Southern places and characters.
Abridged/4 cassettes/Approx 6 hours.
From a New York Times best-selling author comes a passionate love story set during the Cherokee Nation's tumultuous struggle for justice in the early 1830s. Temple Gordon, the daughter of an educated Cherokee leader, was raised on her mother's family plantation. She is fiercely devoted to the Cherokee traditions, while her lover, Blade Stuart, is a visionary committed to a new future for the tribe. Their romance and the survival of the Cherokee Nation itself are soon tested by government pressure to surrender tribal territory and move west. In nearly losing everything she loves most, Temple discovers an inner strength she never knew she had.
I completely loved this book and I reccomend it to anyone.
Janet Dailey creates a work of romantic historical fiction reminiscent of her beloved Calder family series - an epic of a woman of valor, man of honor, and a tumultuous era you will never forget
A romatic historical fiction of a woman of valor, a man of honor and an era you will never forget.
Lots of history, strong characters.
Temple Gordon, an educated Cherokee princess, and her future husband, The Blade Stuart, a Cherokee who owns a plantation are at odds over the future of the Cherokee Nation in the early 1830s.
Very good as all her books are.