This recently released novel, "Prairie", from Newman Springs Publishing author Kittredge McKee, is set in the Nebraska Territory of 1863, where 10-year-old Frankie Harding, is left behind on the westward trail. After losing her family to fever and forced to make decisions and choices about her own path and future, young Frankie chooses to travel forward, finding her own direction and following her own path.
NEW YORK, September 13, 2022 (Newswire.com) - Kittredge McKee's new novel, "Prairie", is a gripping and profound historical fiction about a young girl's journey alone through the prairie of the Nebraska Territory in 1863,
"Prairie" is the story of Frankie Harding, a ten-year-old, who finds herself alone on the trail West; following the deaths of her family, she is suddenly facing the decisions and choices usually left to adults on the trail. Yearning for the future that her family was seeking, young Frankie Harding decides to move forward, to choose her own direction and path.
In McKee's words, "Deep down in her gut, Frankie knew that staying by the river, and by the graves, waiting for someone else to come along and take care of her and to make decisions for he, was foolhardy. There was no telling who that someone else would be. Or what their intent would be. Or where she would end up. She needed to make her own decisions from now on; she needed to choose her own direction and find her own path. She knew all of that."
With that decision, Frankie Harding begins a journey that takes her deep into the vast realm of the prairie. She follows her own path in a search for something permanent, seeking the legacy that is rightfully hers. Along with the comfort and the healing that she finds as she travels through the prairie, she also finds herself facing both predictable risks and unpredictable dangers. Ultimately, she finds that her journey is as much about heart and courage, as it is about the miles and the distance.
Published by Newman Springs, this novel tells about a young girl's journey - but, it is not a children's book. It is a story that is both fierce and gentle; it's a story about clarity and purpose, strength and wisdom - and the power of innocence. Frankie Harding's story is a hero's journey; there are risks and dangers, as well as strong and growing conflict. It's a journey deep into the heart of a ten-year-old girl; it's also a journey deep into the hearts of the people who happen to cross her path.
"Prairie" is a novel that tells a story of injustice and survival and of the strength that comes from adversity. It's both endearing and enduring. And it pulls no emotional punches. Readers from all over can find something in Frankie's journey that will keep them captivated until the end.
Readers who wish to experience this profound work can purchase "Prairie" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
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