Mike Jordan will be at Nightbird Books with his historical novel, Freedom Song, set in the Arkansas Ozarks. Touching on the beginnings of the Underground Railroad, this a timely event for the end of Black History Month. Because of time constraints, there will not be a reading. However, Mike will of course be available to discuss his work with you.
Mike Jordan's epic series of romance, war, and social justice in 1800s America continues in the Ozarks of Arkansas and at Lakeport Plantation on the banks of the Mississippi River. The novel follows Crockett's Coin, the first book in the series. Even as Henderson Bohannan explores new land for his family in the Arkansas Ozarks, trouble brews back home in Tennessee. An angry plantation owner, bent on revenge, orders slave hunters to kill a family of runaways and burn the home of their strident protector, Kate Gate. As the evil Fergusons carry out their horrific deed, and flames fill the Tennessee night, Kate and the slave family are scattered to the wind. One of the runaways becomes legendary for his knack at eluding the patrols, and another, a slave girl named Mary, finds unexpected romance at Lakeport Plantation. Years later, Henderson returns from the Gold with his seven Arkansas travelers, all intent on packing up their families and returning to the rich ranch land they had purchased in California. But the Bohannans, and their kin the Harps, instead find their hearts being tugged toward the delta land of Southeastern Arkansas. And Lakeport Plantation. A place where the nightmares of that long-ago night of fire and death still live. And a place where the Ferguson slave patrol rules the night. The next installment in the series, The Runner, is due in 2018.
Both novels in the series will be available.