The Rhythms of Life & Death: Comfort for Those Who Mourn
Joy, passion, and heartache on the Tennessee frontier
Lusty Elizabeth MacDougal finds passionate love in the Land of the Chickasaw with half-breed Joshua Rainbow, whom neighbors suspect of murdering his wife. Fearfully, Elizabeth wonders how one such as he could be enamored by one such as she, skinny, redheaded, and ugly as she might be.'
From the banks of the Forked Deer to mysterious Reelfoot Lake where dark secrets lie buried beneath tree-infested waters, danger hovers over the untamed wilderness. As Life gives and takes, Elizabeth searches for the rainbow, storing up happy memories for sad days that are sure to come.
The North and South are blundering into a war that can destroy her home, but when Elizabeth is confronted by ghosts from Joshua's past, her fortress of love is threatened within.
Family conflicts, historical events, and lyrical poetry revealing Joshua's rich Indian heritage, contribute to this heartwarming love story about The Ancestors.