Daybreak in Indiana

by Carol Walls Howell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/13/2017

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 346
ISBN : 9781489713407
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 346
ISBN : 9781489713391
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 346
ISBN : 9781489713384

About the Book

In 1837, the Pattersons of Reed’s Crossing are eager to head north to Indiana where they can claim new land and begin farming. Brady Patterson’s wife, Anna Marie, along with their children and their friends, Pricilla and Jeremiah, make the difficult journey by covered wagons. They endure challenging weather conditions, mosquitos, and varmints as they travel northward, but they successfully reach their new home. 


The children, Pat and Tim, grow into teenagers, while other children are added to the family dynamics. One day, a runaway slave family is discovered hiding on the family farm. The Patterson’s acceptance of the family causes ripples throughout the community, and that acceptance brings about violence.


Tim loves racing his horse and teasing Pricilla’s daughter. His daring ways often bring him harm. Pat turns eighteen years old and meets a girl who captures his heart. They fall in love, but as time passes, her father is unwilling to let them continue seeing each other. Pat sees no other resolve than to leave home and strike out on his own.


A sequel to Sunset in Kentucky, Daybreak in Indiana tells the story of how a community becomes a town full of good people who help their friends and comfort those who mourn.

About the Author

Carol Walls Howell graduated from the Swinney Conservatory of Music with a bachelor’s degree in music education in 1973. She taught high school and elementary music for twenty-two years. During that time, she worked on her librarian degree and was a combination librarian and music teacher. Howell lives on a small farm in Missouri with her husband, Carl. They have two grown children, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.