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The Long Journey - A Christian Novel

(An American Journey #1)

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Christian historical fiction

In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act into law authorizing the removal of southern tribes to Indian Territory in the west. In 1838, the Trail of Tears occur when the remaining people are forcibly removed and marched a thousand plus miles on foot.

George Massey, a twenty year old Cherokee, finds himself being force-marche
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Paperback, 247 pages
Published April 13th 2015 by Createspace (first published 2015)
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Angela Lambkin
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought it was a very good story, a historical novel even about how things were for especially the Cherokee Indians like George and his brother!
I thought he did a marvelous job of making the reader feel like they were right there alongside of George and his new family, Duncan and all.
This is why I feel this ebook should have a five star rating. I received this ebook for free and in exchange I have given it an honest review.
Great job Cliff! By Angela
Rachel
Mar 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
This book was incredibly poorly written. It reminded me of the attempts at fiction that I have written, only to throw them away because they sound so elementary and stilted. The characters were flat. The dialogue was unrealistic, and the religious side of the story was overdone.
Allison Kohn
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An interesting historical novel

There was a lot of research behind this book. It has some very interesting historical facts throughout that make it an interesting read. I recommend it to history buffs everywhere.
Kelly
Aug 13, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was like a boring middle school history lesson! Nonimaginative, nondescript narration. Written like a child
Diana
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If only history was taught this way! I was brought right into the wagon train trying to get to the west. Cliff Ball does a great job of bringing you right to the scene of action. I realized that I was being walked through the "Trail of Tears" as he was bringing me through the events. I never realized the hardships that early Americans faced or how the Indians were mistreated and this book brought that to light in a wonderful story that is written so clearly, it is like seeing the movie in your h ...more
Bhriv
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very interesting book! The Long Journey has a good amount of biblical foundations. It has a lot of very interesting historical events throughout it and just a bit of romance...but I would classify it more historically based.
I was gifted this book in exchange for my honest review.
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