Pens on a World Map
Penner: Pam Hillman of Mississippi
Location: Natchez, Mississippi
I called my mother and said, “I’m going on a research trip. Wanna come along?”
She jumped at the chance, and the two of us spent a couple of days in Natchez, Mississippi, established in 1716 and one of the oldest European settlements in the lower
The trace began as a series of paths for hunters hundreds of years ago. By 1733 the French had mapped the land showing an Indian trail linking
To give you a better idea of how worn this trail had become before falling into disuse in the early 1900’s, here is a picture of my mother (below) standing at a distance on the trail itself. You can see where the road merges back together on the left of this picture.
Our next stop was
Have you traveled along the Natchez Trace? Do you have story about rambling down a historic roadway in the world? We'd love to hear about it. Please join the travel discussion below in the comment section.
Special Note: Pens on a World Map founder Morgan Tarpley was actually born in Natchez.
Pam Hillman was born and raised on a dairy farm in
For more information about Pam and her writing, check out her website, www.pamhillman.com. Connect with her on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest or her blogs, (http://www.calicotrails.blogspot.com) and (http://www.seekerville.blogspot.com). She will return to Pens on a World Map on January 29 to talk more about her new book and writing!
January 1st marks the official beginning of Pam’s Blog Tour Blowout to celebrate the release of her latest book from Tyndale House, Claiming Mariah. She's blowing the doors off the Prize Vault on January 1st so mark your calendar! To find out more about her awesome Prize Vault and giveaways, click here.
In light of her father’s death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father’s farm, the only home she’s ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect his father’s rightful claim and force Mariah and her family out on the streets, Mariah must turn to God for guidance. Though Mr. Fredrick Cooper, a local landowner, promises to answer her financial woes if she agrees to be his bride, Mariah finds herself drawn instead to the angry young man demanding her home.
With the ranch now under Slade’s careful eye, he will unearth more than he ever imagined as a devious plot of thievery, betrayal and murder threatens more than the well-being of the ranch, endangering the lives of those who hold it dear. With days dwindling until the rest of the Donovan clan arrive to the Lazy M ranch, Mariah and Slade must rise above the resentment of their fathers and see their true feelings before greed alters their futures forever.
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