The Jenkins of Baltimore [NOOK Book]

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“Lots of tension!” “Well done and believable!” “good attention to the craft of writing” says Pacific Northwest Writers Association about JENKINS: Confederate Blockade Runner.

Historians in Florida call this season’s Civil War saga simply, “Wonderful!”.

For every American family whose ancestors suffered the Civil War, JENKINS: Confederate Blockade Runner was written. Based on personal letters, Civil War era photograph albums, and historical documents this saga tells of a ...

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The Jenkins of Baltimore

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Overview

“Lots of tension!” “Well done and believable!” “good attention to the craft of writing” says Pacific Northwest Writers Association about JENKINS: Confederate Blockade Runner.

Historians in Florida call this season’s Civil War saga simply, “Wonderful!”.

For every American family whose ancestors suffered the Civil War, JENKINS: Confederate Blockade Runner was written. Based on personal letters, Civil War era photograph albums, and historical documents this saga tells of a Union~Confederate family whose loyalties were torn as the drumbeats of war advanced.

The men of the Jenkins family, their business ambitions and political perspectives; the women of the Colburn family, their fashions, their lifestyle, are all included in this well-researched debut novel. Losses, loves, and loyalties play on the reader’s imagination as Ms. Hill sets the domestic scene of what the 1903 Baltimore Sun described as “Baltimore’s Well-Known Family”.

Beginning in 1820s Baltimore, Maryland JENKINS: Confederate Blockade Runner takes the reader on a ride with Newburne’s Company of Mounted Rifles, through the settler days of Fair Haven, Vermont and along the beautiful Gulf Coast, ravaged by the Civil War.

Inspired by the photograph album of family pictures that kept Colonel C.T. Jenkins, of the Florida Fourth, CSA, company during his incarceration as a convicted blockade runner, author Emily Hill, “A Civil War Lady” and current caretaker of that album weaves a drama that is receiving high praise from writer’s conferences, Florida historians, and historical fiction enthusiasts.

Historically true to the facts, emotionally true to the past.

Included in this novel are portrayals of Colonel Jenkins’ family members including James Ryder Randall, author of ‘Maryland, My Maryland’, Admiral Semmes – a cousin to Colonel Jenkins; and members of Vermont’s Colburn family, Albert V. Colburn, a Union Officer and West Point graduate of 1857 and his iron-willed mother, Lucy Davey Colburn.

Genealogists will appreciate the detail and accuracy of the novel’s sweep.

A dramatic, gender-inclusive saga of family history and Civil War tragedy.

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Bob Martinez
What impressed me most about this novel was Hill's descriptive detail. You feel you are there with them having breakfast at Bayport on a crisp, breezy morning. Her character descriptions draw pictures and images that come alive on the page. This is an emotional book with many complex family issues. Hill's writing reminds me of Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain in its descriptive form. The book is a romantic tintype...
Amazon - Don Morrissey
From the prologue to the marvelously written epilogue, you will be swept up into this fascinating story of C.T.'s challenging, suspense-filled adventures and ultimate survival.

A truly intriguing read!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011198984
  • Publisher: Emily Hill
  • Publication date: 1/7/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 302 KB

Meet the Author

GENRE: SupernaturalEmily Hill is an author of supernatural titles and the owner of A.V. Harrison Publishing - a coaching service for progressive authors. Her first novel, 'Jenkins: Confederate Blockade Runner' [paperback] was published October 2010.Known as 'The Ghost Chaser’s Daughter', Ms. Hill was brought up surrounded by her mother’s Ouija board sessions, flickering candles, and Tarot cards. Emily spent her youth in New Orleans frequenting tea leaves readings and has always had an intense awareness and respect for all that exists on the Other Side of the Grave.Emily’s first ghost sighting occurred with she was seven years old. Being alone in her house, after her parents had left for work, and as the apparition of her deceased grandfather roamed the house, made her forever aware of things that cannot be explained away in mainstream religious dogma or on scientific terms.She is currently working on a novel which centers on the history of voodoo and Catholicism in 1850s New Orleans. Release 2013.
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  • Posted December 9, 2010

    Read What Others Are Saying About, Jenkins: Confederate Blockade Runner

    Peter Stockwell, "Emily Hill's story of her family in the antebellum south provides the reader a vivid picture. She has captured the emotions of her characters both fictional and real as the story builds to the a most exciting conclusion. The environment of the times is created masterfully. I look forward to her next venture." Betty Cason, "Wonderful..." Karl Ehrlich, "In her masterful debut novel, Emily Hill explores the legend of her most famous relative, CT Jenkins, whose larger-than-life exploits before, during and after the Southern Rebellion, are celebrated to this day in the South, but largely forgotten in his home town of Baltimore. In chronicling the events that made CT Jenkins a hero to some and a traitor in the eyes of others, Emily Hill is at her best when she describes the personal ordeals and aspirations of the women behind the man, sharing intimate details about their private lives gleaned from personal letters and stories passed down for generations in her family. But, like any true family history, CT Jenkins' life story is filled with contradictions, inter-generational disputes, family heroism and cowardice, redemption and repentance. Who was CT Jenkins? A damned Yankee, a traitor or the Confederate hero so many revere today? The answers will surprise you."

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