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.
David Bowles, a native of Austin, Texas, lives in San Antonio with his best friend and constant companion Lulubelle, a yellow Lab. He grew up listening to stories of his ancestors told by family members in the generation before him. The stories fascinated David so much that he grew up to become a tale-spinner, spinning tales through the written word in The Westward Sagas and through the spoken word speaking to groups of both adults and children.
David started writing stories of his family to ensure that his children and grandchildren had accurate records of the family history. However, while the original versions, written in narrative textbook style, did maintain the records, they didn’t maintain the interest of the readers. So he used his imagination and creativity to fill in the gaps of what might have happened when the details weren’t available. He created dialogue and scenes to add true life drama to the story of the Mitchell Family from colonial days to the settlement of the West. He hopes these stories fascinate his readers as much as the stories of his ancestors have always fascinated him.read more
Reviews for Adam's Daughters: Book 2 in the Westward Sagas
Disclosure: I edited this book for the author so, of course, I think it's great. But I edit only books that I really like. The author's meticulous research and commitment to historical and genealogical accuracy sets this book apart. Although the story is fiction and not everything in the story happened, everything could have happened. Adam's Daughters continues the story begun in Spring House. The Mitchell Family has moved to Jonesborough, in what was then the State of Franklin and later became Tennessee. The State of Franklin is an obscure bit of history that adds color to the fascinating story.read more
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