The Miraculous Misadventures of Mordecai Lincoln: Book 1: Mordecai's Conversion

The Miraculous Misadventures of Mordecai Lincoln: Book 1: Mordecai's Conversion

by Richard F Dee

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ISBN-13: 9781502932686
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/24/2014
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Richard has been in love with the American West and it's genuine, Larger than Life historical characters since he could first straddle a horse. Over the years he has visited or lived in most of the western settings described in his writings.
In all these locals he was drawn to the "doers" (often true eccentrics) who still practiced frontier skills; i.e. cowboys, outfitters, guides, packers, sheep herders and such. He has worked cattle, guided hunters, packed mules, herded and shorn sheep for a living. He currently lives"off grid" in a log cabin on a meadow set among tall red fir. He grows, hunts or gathers much of his food. It is a good life.

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The Miraculous Misadventures of Mordecai Lincoln: Book 1: Mordecai's Conversion 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
cmh627 More than 1 year ago
Meet Mordecai Lincoln, a simple corn-fed fellow who knows how to live off of the land, but yearns for more. Following his escape from death, Mordecai decides to head west. While he has led a decent life and has a good family and home to speak of, he does not have any impressive qualities. He is looking for that certain thing to set him apart from the rest of the men, and impress a certain lady in his life. Richard Dee creates a colorful Western tale through the eyes of this unlikely character. The slang really put the characters and setting into their righteous places. Some of the wording was a little odd at times, but overall added to the time period of the story. This is a Western adventure story that is peppered with entertaining quotes and funny terms. Overall, if you are into Western Adventures, you will enjoy this read.
EDL85 More than 1 year ago
"The Miraculous Misadventures of Mordecai Lincoln" is a Western with all the action and adventure you'd expect, but in a nice change of pace it also is not heavy-handed and serious; rather, it's filled with humor and characters who are both traditionally Western but still quirky. Mordecai has a strong moral code, and though he decides at a young age he wants to be a man of God he comes across a schemer and conman who shows him that not all reverends want to save souls; some of them want to scam people as a way to make a living. The book starts when he's attacked by some rough-edged mountain men, and then rescued by the tough but just Black Harris; then the story dips into Mordecai's past to show how he came to be in the town of Independence, Missouri. I did find the wide cast of characters weaving in and out of the story a little confusing, but it didn't keep me from enjoying the book, especially Mordecai. While I was prepared not to like him when I started reading, based on Harris's perception of him, he won me over and I found him to be entertaining and amusing. I also liked how the author managers to create an authentic Western setting but also keep the story mostly light-hearted and moving quickly along. I'd recommend this book to readers who enjoy the Western genre but don't always need to take it so seriously.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meet Mordecai Lincoln, a simple corn-fed fellow who knows how to live off of the land, but yearns for more. Following his escape from death, Mordecai decides to head west. While he has led a decent life and has a good family and home to speak of, he does not have any impressive qualities. He is looking for that certain thing to set him apart from the rest of the men, and impress a certain lady in his life. Richard Dee creates a colorful Western tale through the eyes of this unlikely character. The slang really put the characters and setting into their righteous places. Some of the wording was a little odd at times, but overall added to the time period of the story. This is a Western adventure story that is peppered with entertaining quotes and funny terms. Overall, if you are into Western Adventures, you will enjoy this read.
JulieGB More than 1 year ago
In 1835, Mordecai Lincoln was saved from an unlawful hanging by Moses Harris and Ben Hammond. Mordecai and Ben hitched up with Moses’ group of pack mules and men, and headed west with goods for trade. Being confronted by Indians and unscrupulous characters all the way and sometimes barely surviving, Mordecai finds himself drawing on a strength he never knew he had. This was a very entertaining read, with a plot full of colorful characters. I would find myself reading the cowboy slang out loud just to hear how it really sounds. It had a slapstick, self-deprecating humor that had me wondering what happen next. Mordecai was such a lovable character, it’s no wonder that luck followed him.