Adam's Daughters: Book 2 in the Westward Sagas
by David Bowles
Peggy Mitchell, haunted by memories of war, grows up in Jonesborough, Tennessee during the tumultuous early years of the nation's existence. An independent young woman, she is courted by Andrew Jackson and has a freed slave for a best friend. Together with her younger siblings (her surrogate children and students), she takes on renegade Indians, highwaymen, and the hardships of an untamed land.