On the day the Santee Sioux attacked the isolated settlement on Lake Shetek, the white women who lived there had long since accepted their youthful dreams would never be realized. None knew they were about to become pawns in a struggle between cultures.
By day’s end, the five recognized the challenges of their pasts were nothing compared to the strength it would take to survive. They endured the challenges, emerging strong and independent. This is their story … the story of who they were beneath the historical facts.
The historical novel Never Let Go follows the lives of Laura Duley, Lavina Eastlick, Christina Koch, Almena Hurd, and Julia Wright from the time they left home to their settlement at Lake Shetek on the Minnesota frontier and through the Dakota Conflict of 1862.
Never Let Go author Pamela Nowak will present an author talk on Tuesday, August 31st at 2 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum. Admission is free; books will be available to purchase.