Follow The Sun

Follow The Sun

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by Mike Poppe
     
 

Follow the Sun is the story behind the genesis of an American family. After burying his mother in 1840 Ireland, Sean Eaton finds himself, at only 17 years of age, the last of his immediate family. In the town of Dunquin, Sean protects an old man from a vicious beating from a powerful member of Irish nobility. By doing so he finds himself with a price on his head.

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Follow the Sun is the story behind the genesis of an American family. After burying his mother in 1840 Ireland, Sean Eaton finds himself, at only 17 years of age, the last of his immediate family. In the town of Dunquin, Sean protects an old man from a vicious beating from a powerful member of Irish nobility. By doing so he finds himself with a price on his head. Stowing away on a ship headed for America, Sean arrives in Boston, with no family, friends, or money. There he runs afoul of a man of great political and financial influence, and is forced into indentured servitude. After making his escape, Sean heads west into a land of which he knows nothing. By going west,he hopes to avoid capture, and to find a place where he can earn prosperity for both himself, and the family he hopes to have someday. Hardships and danger await him in many forms, as he travels on his westward journey. Little did he know that he would meet and fall in love with a stunning Indian girl from the Mohegan tribe. As they follow the sun toward the western mountains, Sean and Mariska slowly turn into seasoned and independent pioneers, determined to overcome any and all obstacles, as they forge ahead, determined to establish their family in the freedom of the Rocky Mountains.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044780439
Publisher:
Mike Poppe
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
845,468
File size:
277 KB

Meet the Author

I was born in Rector, Arkansas, a small farming based town in Northeast Arkansas. Later, my parents moved to St. Louis in search of better economic opportunity. At age 16, disallusioned and bored with the “One Size Fits All” educational system, I dropped out in the 10th grade. Just as soon as I turned 17, I joined the Marine Corps. The education the Corps provided, wasn't always polite and pleasant, but it most certainly was not boring. My four year enlistment included one year in South Vietnam. 7 November, 1965 to 6 November, 1966. At the end of my enlistment, having attained the rank of Sgt E-5, I returned to civilian life. After nine months as an Industrial Engineering Clerk, I took advantage of an opportunity to move into transportation. For the next 34 years, I was a dispatcher and driver supervisor in the Trucking Industry. In 2011, the rise in popularity of E-books caught my attention. A life long avid reader, I'd always believed I could write a book, but didn't know how to go about getting it published. The birth of E-Books changed all that. In the fall of 2011, fulfilling a life long dream, I published my first book, The Sparrows Whisper. Today, my wife, Mary Katherine, and I, live in a small rural town in Southwestern Illinois. With the encouragement of family and friends, I've published a total of 13 novels. The split between my books has been divided pretty evenly between Mysteries and Westerns. Work on number 14, is under way. For all those that have taken the time to read my books, I appreciate your interest very much.

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Follow The Sun 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enough adventures packed into one man's life for any six ordinary men!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not overly exciting, but a very pleasent story.
Wildcat More than 1 year ago
A classic western adventure. Great story from start to finish.
TammyRead More than 1 year ago
I had to force myself to put it down. Fun reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good storyline
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armike5 More than 1 year ago
Pretty good, hope the story continues.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story and also the way it was written. Iwould recommend this to anyone who was looking for a good, interesting read. Not excellent but quite good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not overly impressed but would try another by this author.
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