The Red Heart
The Slocum family of Northeastern Pennsylvania are the best of the white settlers, peace-loving Quakers who believe that the Indians hold the Light of God inside. It is from this good-hearted family that Frances is abducted during the Revolutionary war.
As the child's terror subsides, she is slowly drawn into the sacred work and beliefs of her adoptive mother and of all the women of these Eastern tribes. Frances becomes Maconakwa, the Little Bear Woman of the Miami Indians. Then, long after the Indians are beaten and their last hope, Tecumseh, is killed, the Slocums hear word of their long-lost daughter and head out to Indiana to meet their beloved Frances. But for Maconakwa, it is a moment of truth, the test of whether her heart is truly a red one.
From the Paperback edition.
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Review: The Red HeartUser Review - Becky Norman - Goodreads
It takes me awhile to get through Thom's books...but that's only because I feel transported into his worlds and never want to leave. I savour every sentence - not only the language, the pace, the ... Read full review
Review: The Red HeartUser Review - Brenda Roberson - Goodreads
THE RED HEART is based on the true life story of Frances Slocum from the age of 5 until her death at age 74 in 1847. Frances was a Quaker girl growing up in the Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania. She ... Read full review