Flight from Natchez Author:Frank G. Slaughter Time, 1781: The True Story of a Fabulous Escape — At the close of the American Revolution, when England and Spain were at war along the lower Mississippi, young Dr. John Powers, scion of an aristocratic but impoverished family, found himself in trouble with his Tory regiment in Pensacola. Unjustly dismissed after a pay-roll scandal, he made his w... more »ay to Natchez, picking up en route an attractive, tough-minded Scottish girl, Faith Gordon, who became his "wife" in name and for strategic reasons only.
In Natchez, where the Loyalist settlement was in hot water with the Spanish, John met frail, consumptive Dr. Wright and his beautiful - and lonely - wife, Stella. Soon, when pressure from the Spanish increased, the little band was forced to evacuate Natchez, with John at their head. On the epic trek to Georgia, the stout-hearted band was to face hardships ranging from bitter famine to vicious Indian attacks. John's troubles were not lessened by the fact that both Faith and Stella were among the group.
Here is a dramatic story of rare courage and of love trapped between conflicting loyalties - one of the raciest and most romantic novels yet to come from the pen of the gifted Dr. Slaughter. (Racy and romantic for 1955 when it was written.)« less