West From Here is a timeless story of courage, honor, and manifesting one’s destiny. Based on real history, this novel is historical fiction at its finest and most authentic. In West From Here, author Bill Brown explores a defining time in US history, exploring grand themes at a deeply personal level as Elias finds himself torn between his own white heritage and his newfound love and respect for the Creek people. Can he bridge the gulf between them?
Elias James is looking to find his place in the world, regain his family’s honor, and earn the respect of his stern and demanding father—and he has just the plan to accomplish all three. Years ago, Creek Indians stole a precious heirloom entrusted to Elias’s father. If Elias can venture to the Creek Nation and recover it, then he will be a hero.
He’s not going alone though; he’ll take four of his cousins with him on his important mission. Along the way, they will face off against nature and Indian warriors and Elias might even have the chance at romance as he finds more trouble than he could have ever imagined. As tensions rise between the Indians and settlers, they’ll have to move carefully indeed.
There’s just one problem Elias never expected: when he comes to love the new world he’s discovered and now understands better, what of the life he’s left behind? Can he possibly bridge the rift between the Creek people and his own?