No Remorse (Paperback)
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Noah Swift Hawk and Ann Williams break the law that prohibits interracial marriage. Judge Daniel Hall of Arkansas uncovers what he believes is their disgusting sin and condemns the transgressors to months of hard labor. The two lovers willingly struggle through and serve the sentence. What they can't endure, is the forced separation that the judge has also ordered. Under the threat of lashings and more hard labor, Ann, her sisters, Stephanie and Sally, and her brother-in-law, Eli, purposefully disobey and reunite with Noah close to the western frontier at Pine Bluff. The winter of 1840, even though they fear discovery, Noah and Ann refuse to part. They hide with their family at Roscoe Bacon's Trading Post and try to survive a very snowy winter beside the Arkansas River.Emotional wounds, left by the death of Ann's parents two years before, surface and plague her. Noah tries to help the woman he loves and leads the group in a Native American mourning ceremony.Does bringing a ritual from Noah's past into the present create a rift or do the bonds of family love grow stronger? Are the lovers discovered, is their romance doomed, or do they get away with sharing a forbidden love?
About the Author
There have been seasons in Lisa Gay's life in which Native American culture has been present. She has participated in dances and sweated in lodges. She likes the Native American cultural mores to live in harmony with nature and to be physically fit. Lisa thinks all people could benefit if they had as good of an understanding of how to use plants, animals, and natural substances for food, medicine, art, music, and other forms of enjoyment.