Thursday, July 23, 2015
Knight of the Dixie Wilds by K. Meador - an excerpt
"Now, Uncle Joe, haven't I always been your friend and kept you clear of trouble when I could. Don't go back on me now. Think of that poor, frightened girl, alone up younder in the swamp crying her eyes out for her home and people. There is very little danger to do what I ask."
No period in the history of the United States of America forms a field so rich with chivalry, romance and drama as the years between 1865 and 1870, the so-called days of the reconstruction of the South, during which period the Nation was born again and started on its climb to the top rung of power among the nations of the world.
The Tyler family relocates from Mississippi to Texas for a new start after having to give up their plantation and over one hundred slaves as a result of the War Between the States.
Buck Tyler, also known as The Knight of the Dixie Wilds, is tested in courage, strength, loyalty, endurance and love. Facing hardships, deception, enemies, prison, and death, the years of reconstruction takes a toll on his energy, body and faith.
Buck finds himself in love with two different women. Maggie, the dark skinned woman of his childhood and Kate, the delicate girl-child he found lost in the woods.
Would he stand firm through the scenes of bloodshed, disappointment, and sorrow? Would he stand the acid test and, in the end, find victory, peace, and happiness? Or would he weaken in the strenuous struggle ahead and fall ingloriously?
A harrowing adventure, based on true events, that is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat and thinking upon days past…