It is 1814, and America's
second war against Great Britain is going badly. Now the enemy
is ready for its knock-out punch. They seek to take New Orleans,
and by doing so, control the Mississippi River and North America
Major Matthew Darcy of Baltimore
is dispatched to help defend the beleaguered city, and discovers
an alien place that does not trust its new countrymen. He also
finds forbidden love with a lovely Cajun-Creole lady.
Now, with a devastating invader at the
city's door, Darcy joins General Andrew Jackson's rag-tag army
of backwoodsmen, Creoles, free blacks, and buccaneers in the
face of overwhelming odds.
the Critics Are Saying about Jack Caldwell
"Caldwell writes in
the spirit of Austen, with the same wit that cemented Austen's
novels as literary classics."
and breathlessly paced, it ate me alive with alternating feelings
of dread, mirth, tears, and joy
just what a great read
is supposed to do."