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Blog Tour: ‘Tho I Be Mute by Heather Miller, July 19th – July 30th 2021

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‘Tho I Be Mute

By Heather Miller



July 19th – July 30th 2021


Publication Date: 13th July 2021

Publisher: Defiance Press and Publishing

Page Length: 340 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance


Home. Heritage. Legacy. Legend.


In 1818, Cherokee John Ridge seeks a young man’s education at the Foreign Mission School in Cornwall, Connecticut. While there, he is overcome with sickness yet finds solace and love with Sarah, the steward’s quiet daughter. Despite a two-year separation, family disapproval, defamatory editorials, and angry mobs, the couple marries in 1824. Sarah reconciles her new family’s spirituality and her foundational Christianity. Although Sarah’s nature defies her new family’s indifference to slavery. She befriends Honey, half-Cherokee and half-African, who becomes Sarah’s voice during John’s extended absences. Once arriving on Cherokee land, John argues to hold the land of the Cherokees and that of his Creek neighbors from encroaching Georgian settlers. His success hinges upon his ability to temper his Cherokee pride with his knowledge of American law. Justice is not guaranteed. Rich with allusions to Cherokee legends, ‘Tho I Be Mute speaks aloud; some voices are heard, some are ignored, some do not speak at all, compelling readers to listen to the story of a couple who heard the pleas of the Cherokee.


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Heather Miller


As an English educator, Heather Miller has spent twenty-three years teaching her students the author’s craft. Now, she is writing it herself, hearing voices from the past.


Miller’s foundation began in the theatre, through performance storytelling. She can tap dance, stage-slap someone, and sing every note from Les Misérables. Her favorite role is that of a fireman’s wife and mom to three: a trumpet player, a future civil engineer, and a future RN. There is only one English major in her house.

While researching, writing, and teaching, she is also working towards her M FA in Creative Writing. Heather’s corndog-shaped dachshund, Sadie, deserves an honorary degree.


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Tour Schedule



July 19th

Zoe’s Art, Craft & Life

Viviana MacKade’s Official Blog


July 20th

The Writing Desk

The Whispering Bookworm


July 21st

The Historical Fiction Blog

Judith Arnopp’s Official Blog

The Coffee Pot Book Club


July 22nd

B for Bookreview

I got lost in a book


July 23rd

Eclectic Ramblings of Author Heather Osborne

Archaeolibrarian


July 26th

Let Your Words Shine…

Oh look, another book!


July 27th

Books + Coffee = Happiness

The Book Bandit’s Library

A Thousand Suns


July 28th

CelticLady’s Reviews

Jenny Knipfer’s Official Blog


July 29th

Catherine Meyrick’s Official Blog

Candlelight Reading


July 30th

The Hist Fic Chickie

MJ Porter’s Official Blog