The Slocum family of Northeastern Pennsylvania are the best of the white settlers, peace-loving Quakers who believe that the Indians hold the Light of God inside. It is from this good-hearted family that Frances is abducted during the Revolutionary war.

As the child's terror subsides, she is slowly drawn into the sacred work and beliefs of her adoptive mother and of all the women of these Eastern tribes. Frances becomes Maconakwa, the Little Bear Woman of the Miami Indians. Then, long after the Indians are beaten and their last hope, Tecumseh, is killed, the Slocums hear word of their long-lost daughter and head out to Indiana to meet their beloved Frances. But for Maconakwa, it is a moment of truth, the test of whether her heart is truly a red one.

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"A spellbinding journey into America's past." - Sharyn McCrumb


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October 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Red Heart
Author(s): JAMES ALEXANDER Thom
ISBN: 0-345-39004-0 / 978-0-345-39004-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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September 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Red Heart: A Novel
Author(s): James Alexander Thom
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
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August 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Red Heart: A Novel
Author(s): James Alexander Thom
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