Author Ann Merritt Releases Fifth Book

Author Ann Merritt recently released her fifth book, a historical romance titled An Eagle's Feather. Set in the mid-1800's on the rugged plains of the Dakota Territory, the story follows the evolving love between Grey Eagle, a white settler raised by Sioux Indians, and Rhea Carrington, the daughter of an American Colonel, as they try to navigate the hatred and war that plagues everyday life on the plains.    

An Eagle's Feather is dedicated to Ann Merritt's father, Frede Vidar, and represents the hard work and perseverance that defined his courageous decision to immigrate from Europe to America in 1918. "My father left his family in Denmark before completing high school to follow his dream of becoming an artist in the United States," said Merritt. "An Eagle's Feather really captures the essence and power of pursuing a goal, even against long odds, and succeeding. There is a lot of my father in this book."

In her latest book, Merritt continues the same masterful storytelling and skillful character development that defines her earlier works, which include A Cry From the Cold, Marsh Winds, The Highlander, and Winds of Fire. Her ability to draw readers into the emotional struggles of her characters is matched only by the vivid pictures her words paint of life on the rugged plains. "I've always been fascinated by the struggles faced by both Native Americans and settlers in the early days of our nation's history," said Merritt. "It was fun to research life as it existed during this important time and write about characters who encapsulate what our nation looked like seventy years ago."

About Ann Merritt: Originally from New Jersey, Ann Merritt grew up in Connecticut and Michigan. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the University of Alabama, and enjoyed a career as an art teacher and clay sculptor before living her dream of writing suspense novels. Merritt is currently working on her sixth book titled Black Ice, which is expected to be released in 2018. All of Merritt's books are available on To learn more about Ann, please visit her website at

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