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Swimming with Serpents

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  7 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Star-crossed lovers Cade Kincaid and Lyssa Rendel meet as children traveling with a pack train into Creek country. Both are of mixed blood. Ten years later Lyssa manipulates a wedding based on a childhood promise after which the two are immediately separated by the Creek War. They must survive the Massacre at Fort Mims, ensuing Creek War, and the brutality of the time to r ...more
Hardcover, 307 pages
Published September 30th 2012 by Mercer University Press (first published September 12th 2012)
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Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
A most interesting tale of two lovers set during the Indian Wars
in the Alabama area. The description of the massacre at Ft. Mims
was particularly vivid..
Beth Withers
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
This novel incorporates a great deal of history intermingled with a romantic story. The background is the early 1800s in the South; I recognized place names in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. The struggles between the Native American tribes in the area and the incoming white settlers has begun. I found the research to be very interesting, although sometimes it tended to overpower the story. I often got lost in all the Native American names. Not being a student of Native American hist ...more
Lisa Pell
Sep 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Impressive Debut Novel Swims with Style. Sharman Burson Ramsey has written a moving story of romance set during the Creek War of 1813, an almost forgotten corner in the history of the American South, coming after the Revolution, factoring in the War of 1812, and fomenting forces that helped propel the nation into civil war. Her research is commendable, bringing to life real people from the times in a vividly descriptive style. Ramsey deftly deals with the reality of racial mixing and the harm ca ...more
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great book of historical fiction. I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it brought to life characters in a time of trial and hardship. The book is graphic at times, but the graphic parts lend themselves to this being a study of humanity as we truly are.
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