Creek half-blood and survivor of the Creek Indian War, Joie Kincaid and the nemesis she rescued from certain death after the Massacre at Fort Mims are kidnapped from a tea room in London. Joie awakens with amnesia-after having been struck on the head-to find herself in the hold of a ship sailing to the pirate Gasparilla's lair in Charlotte Harbour and bound to a man she finds strangely familiar. To save himself and Joie, the preeminent scholar Godfrey Lewis Winkel is forced to take heroic action. As a story of passion unfolds between the two, Joie Kincaid must overcome a childhood of abuse and rejection to accept love she had never known. Together they weather the tempests of pirates, illness, the Seminole War, family vendetta, and a hurricane to find their way to each other and a love neither could have imagined. Interwoven in this action-packed adventure is the long-forgotten tale of hope and betrayal at the Negro Fort, the plight of the Red Sticks after Horseshoe Bend, the greed of a pirate longing for a legacy, Andrew Jackson's single-minded vision of a nation's manifest destiny, and the British officers who seek to redeem a promise and forge an empire. In Pursuit continues the family saga begun in Swimming with Serpents, a story of love, war, and redemption set against the Creek Indian War.
Sharman Burson Ramsey, genealogist and historian, discovered her Native American heritage and began writing a family saga beginning with Swimming with Serpents (Mercer 2012). This Alabama native and graduate of the University of Alabama (BSE) and Troy University (MSE) splits her time between Dothan, Alabama and Panama City, Florida with her husband. Ramsey writes on Southern culture on her website, southern-style.com.