Jarrett's Jade Author:Frank Yerby I'm taking this from the Prologue as there is no dust jacket, hence no blurb. — "Jadewood, the house itself, as opposed to the planatation--since the name is used by the Jarretts to refer to both--sits in a liveoak grove on the outskirts of Atlanta. — It is easy to understand the Jarretts' stubborn clinging to their green and pleasant sweep of ear... more »th. "We were here first," they insist--and with perfect truth; for the plantation is more than fifty years older than the town.
The ivy is the final touch in Jadewood's accidental perfection. The green-of lawns, of shrubs, of trees--has won. Jadewood, one says now with comprehension. Green as Jade. That explains it, of course. When Jarl Jarrett came here for the first time in 1783, he must have--
But enough of speculation. Turn away from Jarl; look upon the sombre countenance of his father, James, and answers begin to suggest themselves... Look upon him. Upon James, the first American Jarrett, clad in kilt and tartan still, the bagpipes slung about his shoulders. Broadsword in hand, target on his forearm. Highland Chieftain, warrior, man. The first of the Georgia Jarretts. The Founder of the clan.