Follow The River
ISBN: 0345338545
EAN13: 9780345338549
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 12, 1986
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 1.5" H x 6.8" L x 4.4" W
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound


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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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   One of the best books I've read
Rarely '' write book reviews, but this deserves a review. The author painted the story vividly, giving you a real feel for what she went through, which is astonishing to say the least. It may be a little rough for some, as life could be brutal in those times, and the author did not sugarcoat anything. I read the book more than once, it is a keeper and I am sure that I will read it again. If you like adventure stories, you won t want to pass this one up. The book is very skillfully written, not the least bit amateurish, which allows you to stay completely in the story when you read it, no distractions.
   Follow the River, and Be Changed Forever!
It is based on the Indian massacre of an early settlement in America and during the French and Indian War in America. The main character Mary Ingles was twenty-three, married and pregnant when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement, killing men, women and children, then taking her captive along with her two sons and sister-in-law. For months she lived with them unbroken, until she fled, and followed a thousand mile trail to freedom - an extraordinary story of a pioneer woman who risked her life to return home to her people. It was a raw story and hard to read in some parts, but I am very glad that I finished it. Sad to see how many lives were lost to allow this country to be formed, especially with all the hostility that is going on in the world today.
   Follow the River changed me. What more can you ask for when you pick up a novel? THIS IS A MUST OWN!
I believe that's what the Indianapolis News says about this author sums it perfectly : it takes a rare individual not only to see that history can live, but also to make it live for others. That gift has given James Thom. This author brought this incredible, historical event for me to life. Reading this book has changed my life. What can you ask for more when you pick up a book? It is in my Top 5 Favorite Books of All Time and is always one of the first books that I recommend people read when they ask for recommendations.
   Amazing true frontier survival story
Beautifully written, although excrutiatingly painful, account of the Virginia pioneer woman's incredible, true escape from Indian captivity. Somehow she and an older woman not only escape, but also find their way home from an Indian village in Ohio over the Appalachian Mountains via the Kanawha and New River valleys without food or warm clothing during increasingly cold and freezing weather. By the time they reach help in the wilderness after three months, they are naked and near death from starvation. This is an amazing story of true determination and endurance, more so because it is a pioneering story. The author states that he actually followed the route taken by these women, and so he brings vivid experience to his descriptions of their ordeal, much of it so painful that it is hard to read. But their survival is inspiring in the end.
   Amazingly True Story!
Mary Ingles was courageous, intelligent and driven after all she had been through the Shawnee Indian attack. In his research, Thom did a great job, and the final notes and epilogue were so interesting!
   Great read
This book enjoyed. I feel it was well written and enjoyable to read ''. I have started another book by the same author and would recommend his books to others.
   The main character lived a a long life and was able to tell her story.
This was a great book. It is twice read. Gave it as a Christmas present, a hard story to read, but hard to dismantle. The white side and the American Indian side are shown. Pat O 'Malley Herman is a herman of Herman.
   Fast Moving
This work of historical fiction was even more interesting because I knew that the true events were so well documented before I started it. It is hard to believe that this woman could have such a determination and stamina.
   Thrilling True Story
The true story of how Mary Ingalls walked over 1000 miles in 1755 after being captured by Indians. I wore my first copy out ''. You 'll cry and you 'll be glad that you got it.
   A book of survivel
Based on the awesome fact, the historical. The Wildernee to escape the Shawnee and return to her husband costs Mary Ingles her three beloved children. It also cost her her life almost. A great read, but not for the faint of heart.