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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (100 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janet Dailey Narrator: Pamela Hensley Vincent Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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Janet Dailey's historical novels-including her beloved Calder family series-vaulted her to best seller stardom. Following a succession of highly successful contemporary romances, Janet Dailey returns to her historic roots in this magnificent story of turmoil, passion, and triumph.

The Proud and the Free takes us inside the Cherokee Nation's tumultuous struggle for justice in the early 1839's and sweeps us away in a surprising and unforgettable love story. Our heroine, Temple Gordon, is the daughter of an educated Cherokee leader and a young woman of uncommon beauty raised on her family's grand Southern plantation. She is fiercely devoted to Cherokee traditions and to her lover, The Blade Stuart, a visionary committed to a new future for the tribe. The Romance between Temple and The Blade and the existence of the Cherokee Nation itself are soon tested by government pressure to surrender tribal territory and move west. While the Cherokees fight for their tribal land, Temple nearly loses everything she loves most and discovers an inner strength she never knew she had. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annette | 3/17/2011

    " I couldn't get into or read all the political talk going on, but the love story involved is touching and kept me reading it. It's heart breaking, tragic and filled with love and endurance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Murphy | 3/12/2009

    " I got lost in this book, a must read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana Heintz | 5/21/2008

    " I was appalled at the treatment of the Cherokee Indians in the early 1800's in Georgia. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy Kester | 2/4/2008

    " Too much history in this book for me. It took place during the troubling times of slavery and our Native American's troubled times in the 1830's. A true love story if you're into historical fiction you may enjoy. I was glad when I was finished, although it had a happy ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 9/4/2007

    " I was appalled at the treatment of the Cherokee Indians in the early 1800's in Georgia. "

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About the Author
Author Janet DaileyJanet Dailey's first book -- a Harlequin romance -- was published in 1976. In the twenty years since, she has written 89 more novels and become the third largest selling female author in the world, with 300 million copies of her books sold in 19 languages in 98 countries. Her most recent bestsellers, Masquerade, Rivals, and Heiress, have all sold more than one million copies each. She is known for her strong, decisive characters, her extraordinary ability to re-create a time and place, and her unerring courage to confront important, controversial issues, like alcoholism and sexual abuse, in her stories.

All of her novels are meticulously researched, an endeavor she shares with her husband, Bill Dailey. The couple met in 1963, when Janet worked as a secretary for the construction company Bill owned. The two travel extensively to scout story locations, and have visited all 50 states; these days, they are likely to fly, but miss the time when they drove cross country, a trailer attached to their car. Janet Dailey also reads voraciously about every aspect of any subject she writes about; as she remarks, "Accuracy is important in genre fiction; you have to get it right, zero in on the real details. That's the way to make writing come alive and not irritate the readers with carelessness."

When they are not traveling, the couple spend time at their home on the shore of Lake Taneycomo in Branson, Missouri. It is the part of the country Dailey loves best, partly because, she says, "The people around me are more interested in their problems and their lives, and that sort of keeps me in touch with reality. They think it's nice that I write, but they really couldn't care less."

Allison Janney has been featured on Broadway (Present Laughter), in films (Big Night and First Wives Club) and on television shows on all four networks.