Follow the River

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Ballantine Books, 1986 - Fiction - 406 pages
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Mary Ingles was twenty-three, happily married, and pregnant with her third child when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement in 1755 and kidnapped her, leaving behind a bloody massacre. For months they held her captive. But nothing could imprison her spirit. With the rushing Ohio River as her guide, Mary Ingles walked one thousand miles through an untamed wilderness no white woman had ever seen. Her story lives on -- extraordinary testimony to the indomitable strength of one pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her own people.

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User Review  - larryerick - LibraryThing

This is a true adventure book, full of moment after moment of trials and tribulations, yet also of joy and tenderness. Somewhat amazingly, the story is based on real people and real personal history ... Read full review

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User Review  - sraelling - LibraryThing

Harrowing tale of one woman's grit and tenacity. Begins with the Shawnee raid on the English settlement, her capture (including her two young boys, sister-in-law and another male neighbor), continues ... Read full review


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