A Heart Unbound by Jen Caruso
An Abandoned Colony… Elizabeth Cooke is a young mother with hopes of building a new life in a new land. Attacks on the Roanoke settlement by hostile natives, internal dissension fueled by her abusive husband, tensions and treachery among the colonists, all contribute to a colony fallen apart. It appears those that remain have been abandoned by their own countrymen in England, and their only hope of survival is to live among their friendly Croatan neighbors. Once there, a widowed Elizabeth embraces newly awakened desires with a handsome, enigmatic Croatan warrior, and finds the courage to stand strong in the face of her worst fear. Croatoan… Ompeu seeks revenge for the deaths of his wife and child, killed in a mistaken attack by Roanoke colonists. He joins forces with hostile allies attempting to rout the English intruders. When the remaining colonists come to live among his people, he is thrust into the role of surrogate father to an English boy. As Ompeu’s heart softens toward the English, he can no longer deny the dreams that haunt him, or his longing for the boy’s beautiful mother, Elizabeth. When disaster strikes, Ompeu must turn against his former allies, and fight to keep his new family intact.
Book Length: Long Novel - 320-650 PagesHistorical fiction is a literary genre in which the narrative takes place in the past. Historical books capture the particulars of the time as correctly as possible to get authenticities, such as societal norms, ways, habits, and traditions. Historical fiction is put in a real location during a culturally recognizable moment. The facts and the actions from the narrative can be a mixture of real occasions and ones in the writer's creativity as they fill in the gaps. Characters may be pure fiction or based on actual people. But what about them and their look and attitudes, how they talk, and issues that they face, everything which should match the era.
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