The Third Installment in Ella Dessa's Story
Fear threatens to choke Ella Dessa when her husband tells her that he and his two brothers are leaving her and their two children to make their way to a village called Tampa. So far, the flat Florida landscape and alligator-infested swamps have failed to impress Ella Dessa, and thoughts of Indian problems strike fear deep in her heart. She longs for the beautiful mountains of Georgia, a treasure her small family left behind.
But the decision has been made, and tragedy leaves Ella Dessa and her children at the mercy of a runaway slave and Seminole Indians. Then the shelter of a deserted log cabin and the return of one of her husband's brothers wraps her in a blanket of hope. But can they make their way back to the mountains?
With This Peace by Karen Campbell Prough