Guymon author pens thrilling adventure between two cultures in new historical novel

GUYMON, Okla. — Author Margaret Mendenhall captivates readers in the nationwide release of her new Christian historical novel, “Dawn of the Silver Moon: Shawnee Friends Mission Series, Book One.”

In “Dawn of the Silver Moon,” revenge plunges Lucy, a Quaker girl living in the 1840s, into the strange world of the Shawnee Indians, where she discovers simple faith in God’s Word can build a bridge between two cultures. Taken captive by a band of Shawnee and forced to travel from Kansas territory to Indian territory, Lucy struggles across a raging river at flood stage, faces a killer tornado and endures threats from Black Crow, who either wants to kill and scalp her to satisfy his vengeance or make her his woman. In the end, she must choose between a routine life with Jacob or opportunities among the Shawnee with Soaring Eagle. But with Black Crow’s threats, will she live long enough to make that choice?

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Mendenhall lives in Guymon, Oklahoma, with her husband, where they pastor Victory Center Church. As a pastor’s wife, she has taught in the local church and traveled extensively, speaking at women’s conferences all over the country. Her early years included attending Friends Bible Academy and Friends Bible College in Haviland, Kansas, providing the Quaker heritage that inspired this book.

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