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Decision at Fletcher’s Mill: A Novel of the American Revolution

Narrated by: Dan Caringer
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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The American Revolution has no end in sight. Slavery has plagued the Southern colonies as long as anyone can remember. The British have opened a second front in the south. Southern society is fragmented as rebels strive to throw off British tyranny while loyalists fight to remain under English rule. Neighbor turns against neighbor. Families are torn apart.

Young Billy Morgan enters this chaotic world as a militiaman during the decisive battle of Cowpens. He becomes the butt of many jokes before the battle by trying to gain acceptance from his comrades through a foolish boastful lie. At Cowpens, the other men learn that there is much more to Billy Morgan than any of them thought possible when he leads them into the fiercest part of the fight. He is rewarded with a promotion and given a task that is much larger than his limited experience and apparently questionable character would seem to support.

Ira Fletcher is one of the richest men in South Carolina. He has powerful political connections. Fletcher is a complex man with a fiery past and a passion for the Gospel. He owns Fletcher’s Mill and almost everything around it for miles. Rumors abound regarding vast treasure hidden in or under the mill. Ira abhors slavery. He elevates former slave Ezekiel to a position of authority at the mill. Elizabeth, Ira’s orphaned granddaughter, is raised by the widowed Ira, Ezekiel, and family friend Mona Partridge. The jealousy of his planter neighbors explodes into cruel violence that threatens everything Ira holds dear. He is forced to choose what is truly valuable.

Love and loyalty, greed and violence, courage and grace all abound as these people and many others are drawn together. Choices must be made. Change is coming. It is a time of weighty decision at Fletcher’s Mill.

©2018 David Caringer (P)2019 David Caringer

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Excellent story

I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this book. The plot, the character development, and the message kept me riveted. It was entertaining, exciting, and thought-provoking. I love listening to books that help me think about my life and that challenge me spiritually. This book checked all those boxes. If you enjoy historical fiction, you will enjoy this book.

The narrator's performance made the story, and each character, come alive for me. It was easy to listen to, and I found myself lost in the storytelling for hours on end! I would listen to any book narrated by him again.

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So engrossing and historically factual you foget it is a novel. This story puts you so close to the action you can smell the dust, blood and gun powder. Can't wait for the sequel.

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Great Slow Easy Listen

The society and citizenship created and sustained in the novel Fletcher's Mill, has a refreshing aire about it. The story flows very quietly and rhythmically, from the hustle and bustle of real life centering around Fletcher's Mill. Fletcher's Mill, a place with grinding wheels, stone slabs, streams, and mill ponds. Fletcher's Mill draws a wholesome variety of peoples and cultures into its fray.

Old friends, new friends, the curious visitors, and, i hate to say, some very crude, distasteful types set on destruction.

Fletcher's Mill takes its time to build a purposeful , and plausible community. Deep within the complexities of this community beats the heart of a growing society. And, unfortunately, war.