Cherokee Steel (Paperback)
Who will be worthy of the stone?
In the final chapter of Bluebird and Grey Wolf's Cherokee descendants, the story of Amelia Clay Stone, their great granddaughter, will continue to evolve. Not only the sad legacy of the Trail of Tears, but Amelia's abusive experiences at the Cherokee Girls' Mission will take their psychological toll on her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Meanwhile, young Bonita McKindle, the love interest of Amelia's sons, Clay and Ross, struggles to overcome the damage brought upon her by tragedy, poverty, and neglect. Forced to quit school to care for her critically ill, alcoholic father, Bonita desperately yearns to escape and make a better life for herself, only to encounter more heartache. When she gives birth to her daughter Miranda, Bonita experiences new hope, but Miranda and her children will soon find their own demons to battle.
All the while, the fate of a special family heirloom-the stone Bluebird carried on the Trail of Tears from Georgia so long ago-rests in Amelia's hands. It has been passed down through the generations to Bluebird's descendants. Will the aging Amelia find any family member who is worthy to carry it on to the next generation? Or will the traditional Cherokee beliefs the stone represents be lost forever?