Follow the River Author:James Alexander Thom 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 t... more »o her people.
The best book I have ever read. I could not read another book for 4 months after this one. I wanted to hold it close in my head and I didn't want to let it go. You can actually travel the trail that she did. Look her up. Loaned my first copy to a friend, who loaned it to another friend and I never got it back. Thank goodness I found a copy at Goodwill. Sorry plan on keeping it. DO NOT watch the Hallmark movie of this. Totally messes up the book. But isn't that how all book to movies do?
This is a wonderful story of a woman's strength and determination. For me the first chapter was very hard emotionally to get past but it is a very worth while book to read. James Alexander Thom is one of my favorite authors. He does a truly nice job of writting these true stories for us to enjoy.