What happens when Native American myths come true?
A warrior and his Quapaw tribe were forced from their homeland in 1830s. Many years later in 1862, with the American Civil War raging, this aging warrior reappears--alone--on his native soil of Arkansas. He is back on a quest to recover a sacred relic he was forced to leave behind all those years ago. On his mission he encounters a runaway fifteen-year-old white boy, but unknown to the boy, the encounter is more than a mere coincidence.
The boy, Johnny, fears for his life as the mysterious warrior forces him to join him on the journey. Later he comes to realize if the warrior fulfills his quest, there is a force in the ancient relic that will change the world forever.
From the author of the popular historical novel, Chase The Wild Pigeons: A novel of the Civil War and the science fiction novel, Portal to the Forgotten. johngschwend.com.
Texas Ranger Captain Rowdy Bates rides to Kansas to chase the rustler who stole his horse, Sugar. In Wichita, he meets a young U.S. Marshal by the name of Jack Black, and they side-kick up to pursue and capture the Bill Whitley Outlaw Gang along with Brack Cornett, taking the lawmen back to Texas and eventually deep into Mexico in their pursuit.
All the while back in Laredo, Victoria Lee Dupree awaits her trial and an almost certain sentence to hang by the neck for the murder of High Card Harry Brownstone -- an act perpetrated to protect the man she loved. Who is her secret love and will her beau arrive in time to save her from certain death?
Delilah O'Reilly is a bright, beautiful,young woman attending school at the Annex, the sister school of Harvard, in 1890. She lives happily with her father; her mother's demise having coincided with her birth. She is wooed by a handsome, wealthy older man and when they marry, she feels as if she is living a fairy tale; her already perfect life acheiving unimagined heights. The euphoria is short lived and she discovers that her husband is not merely manipulative and possessive, he is an abusive monster. She flees Boston and his sadistic cruelty, fearing for her life.
She seeks obscuity in the vastness of the Wild West, alone and equipped with only her desperation and her horse.
Dancing with the Elephants is a suspenseful, romantic adventure that follows her terror and triumphs as she struggles to forge a path through the wilderness.
Author's note: I apologize to the previous reader' who endured a humiliatingly number of typographical errors. I have made great effort to correct this, and hope subsequent reader's will be spared that annoyance.. So sorry. sincerely, Jill Ireland