- March 4, 2020
-- Amidst the forested hills of North Carolina, a girl, daughter of a long hunter, dreamed of a land beyond the Appalachians—
a land called Caintuck. She envisioned its mountains that rolled into large meadows cut by rock-bottomed streams and fast-lowing rivers—meadows covered with thick grass where buffalo, elk, deer, and turkeys grazed. She knew Caintuck as a land filled with the riches of nature and scarcely inhabited—the hunting ground of many Native American tribes. Lying beyond the Donelson Line separating the colonies from the Indian inhabited wilderness, Caintuck drew men to its
beauty as well as its bounty. Having heard the stories from her father and uncle, among others who had dared to cross the mountains into Caintuck, and despite the many dangers, Jemima hankered – yearned – longed to cross those mountains and live in that promised land of milk and honey.
Caintuck Lies Within My Soul tells the story of Jemima Boone, daughter to Kentucky pioneer Daniel Boone. Based on in-depth primary and secondary source research. Suitable for teen to adult readers. Learn more at http://cmhuddleston.com/fiction-books.html