Knight of the Purple Ribbon: A Novel Baron de Graffenried's Colonial Adventures [NOOK Book]

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“Knight of the Purple Ribbon: A Novel (Baron de Graffenried’s Colonial Adventures)” is a historic novel loosely based on the real life adventures of the charming Swiss nobleman Baron Christoph de Graffenried, (ancestor to former First Lady Laura Bush, Senator Charles Robb and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ellen Glasgow). The book focuses on de Graffenried’s founding of New Bern, the second oldest town in North Carolina in 1710, and is filled with drama, romance and suspense.

Events such as Cary’s Rebellion and ...
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Knight of the Purple Ribbon: A Novel Baron de Graffenried's Colonial Adventures

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Overview

“Knight of the Purple Ribbon: A Novel (Baron de Graffenried’s Colonial Adventures)” is a historic novel loosely based on the real life adventures of the charming Swiss nobleman Baron Christoph de Graffenried, (ancestor to former First Lady Laura Bush, Senator Charles Robb and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ellen Glasgow). The book focuses on de Graffenried’s founding of New Bern, the second oldest town in North Carolina in 1710, and is filled with drama, romance and suspense.

Events such as Cary’s Rebellion and the Tuscarora War are brought to live and presented from a very human perspective.

From the castles of Switzerland to the glamorous British court and the wilds of early North Carolina this sweeping historic drama, inspired by de Graffenried's own memoir and written by one of his descendants, follows the Baron as he works to carve a civilization out of the wilderness with his genteel bride by his side, who has left her fiance to start a new life with her true love.



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Editorial Reviews

Goodreads - K.A. Perkins
Knight of the Purple Ribbon is a character-driven historical novel following the fortunes of Christoph, an unhappy, eldest son of the Swiss Baron von Graffenreid. In his 40s, he has spent his entire life following his domineering father's wishes/commands, putting his own desires and ambitions to one side, yet still never living up to expectations. When he is disinherited at a family gathering, he decides to become his own man, forgoing his father's generous allowance and setting sail to America
Goodreads - Maryanne Petrino
A look at life in the early North Carolina, this book is based on solid research. The story of Baron Christoph de Graffenried and his struggles with the founding of New Bern with Swiss German settlers is all the more intriguing because the hero is the author's illustrious ancestor. The formal writing style is perfectly suited to the time period portrayed. The Baron was a true Renaissance man, being ahead of his time in his dealing with the Native Americans and the ordinary folks who set out for
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016459332
  • Publisher: Jennifer Leigh Wells
  • Publication date: 4/12/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 571 KB

Meet the Author

Jennifer Leigh Wells is a professional freelance journalist who has written for a variety of news and entertainment websites as well as print publications. She has also published short fiction in magazines such as "The Storyteller".
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