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Monday, December 20, 2021

Featured Indie Book: Standing Against The Wind (Marcus Abston)

Standing Against The Wind (Marcus Abston)Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Historical Fiction Novel Standing Against The Wind by Marcus Abston.

Standing Against The Wind follows Annabelle as she learns about Cherokee culture and other Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory. The story is written to be historically accurate as it explores the struggles of Native American culture in Indian Territory. It explores faith, family ties, friendship, solidity, and bravery as it probes racial and class disparity of the era. 

The Book has been self-published via Chas Novels and is available as eBook and Paperback - 375 pages - released in October 2021.

About the Book

The tale of lineage and legacy continues with Annabelle's escape into Indian Territory after fleeing from her cruel slave masters in Mercy, Missouri. In the wild west prairie lands of Oklahoma, she finds protection with her rescuers' Cherokee family and has to learn how to survive hidden within the Cherokee Nation. As she learns about Cherokee history, including the Trail of Tears, she also seeks guidance from an elder to heal from the traumas of her own past.

Embraced by some of the Cherokee people, she finds herself in conflict with others while an even greater danger from Indian Agents threatens. Evil stalks the nation, and in turn stalks her. As she stands against the wind in her grief from the trials and tribulations she experienced, an epic showdown between maintaining her faith in God and giving up her faith is now in motion.

Will Annabelle lose all hope of love and peace in her life?

Standing Against The Wind (Marcus Abston)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "The novel is both historically and culturally rich, written in crisp and excellent prose, and featuring characters that are elaborately developed and a conflict that is monumental." - The Book Commentary Review

- "Strongly delineated characters and a vivid historical backdrop make it a must-read for lovers of historical dramas."  - The Prairies Book Review

- "The finely incorporated themes of friendship, family, faith, integrity, resilience, courage, and responsibility give both depth and substance to the absorbing narrative. Fans of engrossing historicals won't want to miss this one" - BookView Review

- "I loved the story line, and the characters. This is a story that truly touched my heart and made want more." - Amazon

About the Author

Author Marcus Abston
Author Marcus Abston
Marcus Abston
 is the author of the A Dying Truth Exposed Series. 

He is from the south side suburbs of Chicago. He has two degrees in zoology, loves the Olympic games, and is interested Native American history, especially regarding issues that have divided families. 

He is a descendent of two Native American tribes. Some of the stories he enjoys creating focus on parts of history rarely talked about and revolve around genealogy and interracial relationships, particularly between African American and Native American communities that cause us to reflect on the choices we make especially in our teenage and young adult years. This focus is to help young adults see the bigger picture earlier in their lives. 

He hopes to fascinate your minds, to educate, to make you think about your family, and make you reflect on your own choices in life. 

God’s greatest commandment is to love each other.

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Link to the Paperback Standing Against The Wind on Amazon

Link to the eBook Standing Against The Wind on Amazon

Standing Against The Wind (Marcus Abston)

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