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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Bearwalker's Daughter by Beth Trissel


The Bearwalker’s Daughter  is a historical romance novel interwoven with an intriguing paranormal thread, set among the clannish Scots in the mist-shrouded Alleghenies. The story is similar to others of mine with a colonial frontier flavor and also features Native American characters. My passion for the past, and some of the accounts I’ve come across while researching my early American ancestors and the Shawnee Indians, is at the heart of my inspiration.

A particularly tragic account is the driving force behind this story, one I discovered while researching my early American ancestors, the ill-fated romance of a captive woman who fell in love with the son of a chief. As the result of a treaty, she was taken from her warrior husband and forced back to her white family where she gave birth to a girl. 

Then the young woman’s husband did the unthinkable and left the tribe to go live among the whites, but such was their hatred of Indians that before he reached his beloved her brothers killed him.  Inconsolable and weak from the birth, she grieved herself to death. Heart-wrenching, that tale haunts me to this day. And I wondered, was there some way those young lovers could have been spared such anguish, and what happened to their infant daughter when she grew up?

Not only did The Bearwalker’s Daughter spring from that sad account, but it also had a profound influence on my historical romance Red Bird’s Song.  Now that I’ve threaded it through two novels, perhaps I can let go. Perhaps…

Story Description: Timid by nature–or so she thinks–Karin McNeal hasn’t grasped who she really is or her fierce birthright. A tragic secret from the past haunts the young Scots-Irish woman longing to learn more of her mother’s death and the mysterious father no one will name. The elusive voices she hears in the wind hint at the dramatic changes soon to unfold in the mist-shrouded Alleghenies in Autumn, 1784.

Jack McCray, the wounded stranger who staggers through the door on the eve of her twentieth birthday and anniversary of her mother’s death, holds the key to unlock the past. Will Karin let this handsome frontiersman lead her to the truth and into his arms, or seek the shelter of her fiercely possessive kinsmen? Is it only her imagination or does someone, or something, wait beyond the brooding ridges–for her?

“Ms. Trissel’s alluring style of writing invites the reader into a world of fantasy and makes it so believable it is spellbinding.” –Long and Short Reviews

What’s a bearwalker, you may ask? For that you will need to read the book. The Bearwalker’s Daughter is Free from Sept. 9th –Sept. 11th at Amazon kindle

After that it will be on sale for .99.

*Cover by my talented daughter Elise Trissel

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  1. Beth, I love your writing, as you know, and THE BEARWALKER'S DAUGHTER is on my TBR to be read this coming weekend.

  2. Beth, welcome! This book sounds as wonderful as your others. I'll make time to read this one soon!

  3. Hi, Beth--I thought, Oh, a free book, and by Beth Trissle. So I whipped out my Kindle, turned it on, went to Amazon, and clicked Order. A message appeared that told me I'd already purchased this in August. I did not think so...but sure enough, there it is in my long list of unread stories. I will get to this...I hope soon. Thanks for visiting us here at 99cents ebooks

  4. Hi Beth, welcome on the 99cents ebooks blog. I read the Bearwalker's Daughter and loved. Beth Trissel's writing is such a pleasure to read.

  5. Thanks so much, ladies. I've done that before too, Celia and forgotten. :)