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In Pursuit

In Pursuit

"Sharman Ramsey has spun a rollicking story of kidnappings, lost treasures, Red Stick Creeks and Seminoles, betrayal and revenge, populated with well- known historical figures such as Jean Lafitte, Billy Bowlegs, William Weatherford, and even Old Hickory himself, Andrew Jackson.”
Cassandra King -- Same Sweet Girls

"Historian and author Sharman Ramsey has worked magic with her latest novel In Pursuit. Ramsey is a born storyteller and what a tale she has woven with this novel. One part adventure and one part historical fiction, this novel is all parts intrigue. Ramsey reminds us that love, passion and greed are human experiences regardless of the era.
—Michael Morris, Man in the Blue Moon

“Dear readers of In Pursuit, prepare for a literary feast. A novel that is both elegant and electrifying, chock-full of intrigue and suspense, and a love story that is utterly absorbing, I inhaled In Pursuit like a decadent meal, unable to slow my delight until the last, delicious page. As she proved in her beautifully-crafted debut Swimming with Serpents, Sharman Ramsey knows her history and—more importantly—the hearts and minds of her characters. They shine here once again—and I ponder them, and their remarkable journeys, still.”
—Erika Marks, author of The Guest House

September 2013 Mercer University Press 

Reading Guide for In Pursuit

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In Pursuit is a love story set against the backdrop of the First Seminole War. What happened to the Red Sticks after Horseshoe Bend and the end of the Creek Indian War? Jackson illegally confiscated 23,000,000 acres of Creek land and left many homeless.  Where did they go? Now homeless, ragged and hungry,a band of at least 1000 floundered to the swamps to Pensacola and the British in Spanish Florida. And what did they do? That was the question left in the author's mind after writing Swimming with Serpents. Revenge, betrayal, lost treasure and the tale of a people bent but not broken yet in its midst are young lovers from diverse backgrounds whom fate have brought together.

Joie and Godfrey, first introduced in Swimming with Serpents set during the Creek War, come together once more and live an adventure with pirates, Red Sticks, Andrew Jackson's army, and British officers determined to build an empire. I hope readers will come away from the novel satisfied with the love story and adventure, motivated to honor the memory of some of those forgotten people in the history of our country.


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