The Good Journey
Strong-willed Southern belle Mary Bullitt abandons her life of luxury in Louisville, Kentucky, when she marries General Henry Atkinson and accompanies him to his outpost on the Mississippi. Nothing ha...more
Here is the story of Mary Bullit who marries a significantly older man who is a general at the "edge of civilization" on the Indian frontier near St. Louis in the 1820's and 30's. This story of her life and the Black Hawk wars tells a sad but fascinating story of the western frontier. ...more
Lyrically written first novel. Based on the archival letters of Mary Bullitt and military studies of General Atkinson. Fascinating, in-depth characterizations and riveting historical details make for an exceptional read. Highly recommend
I loved this book. The characters came alive to me. When I put the book down, my desire to get back to Henry, Mary and Bright Sun over-ruled. I found myself reading until the early morning hours. I could not put it down.
Historical fiction based on the 20-year marriage of General Akinson and his wife Mary during the 1820's-40's.