Book 8 of Book 11 of Order in the next 17 hours 29 minutes and get it by Friday, December Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Book 12 of More About the Authors. Tim Robinson is a third generation Floridian, his grandfather having taken up a acre homestead on Cape Canaveral in It was his grandfather and father who instilled in him a love for everything Florida.
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Tim grew up in West Palm Beach, halfway between saltwater Lake Worth and freshwater Lake Mangonia, where he spent his childhood and youth traipsing through the woods or biking over to the beach or taking in the wonders of Florida in some fashion or another. He lives with his wife, Connie, on a small farm in Indiantown, Florida. Get to Know Us. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
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Publisher Port Sun Publishing December 3, Cliffhanger, and not in a god way. A road-less, watery wilderness, uninviting and intimidating to all but the most stouthearted and adventurous. As great cities were springing up in places with names such as St. Louis, Denver, and San Francisco, the lower peninsula of Florida endured.
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Here, the panther, the alligator, and the bald eagle remained safe from the restless, meddlesome hands of civilization, continuing as they had for eons past. Renegade Indians, pirates, hurricanes, and man-eating animals - not to mention poisonous snakes and bloodthirsty hordes of mosquitoes - reigned supreme.
It took a certain kind of person to boldly venture into such an inhospitable environment where a man had only himself and his family upon which to depend. It took men and women with not only vision, but backbone and grit, people like the MacLeods, Dawsons, and Hackensaws, true pioneers who confronted whatever came their way, together, as a family. From shipwrecks, to Indian uprisings, to buried treasure; blockade runners, to murderous beach tramps, and the sad, lonely life of the solitary beachcomber, Tales of Old Florida takes the reader back to a singular time and place that will never be seen again.
Above all, Tales of Old Florida is an epic saga of survival and prosperity, love and love lost, and most importantly, the power of the human spirit to prevail. Tales of Old Florida reads like a blow by blow narrative of the lives of Interesting characters abound, the setting is colorful and detailed, and the story is mostly entertaining.
Then it all stops. It doesn't come to any sort of conclusion; it just stops. Go to the next page, and there's a sample of--and promo for--the next book. I hate that tactic, and I won't read that book. This "book" is actually three books, complete with epilogues for thr first two; the reader has the right to expect a sense of completion. That's not picking nits. It's often jarring to hear 21st century expressions in a book set in the midth century.
I thought about giving this three stars. But the attributes I list in he first sentence are real. Just know you won't be satisfied when you finish. Tim Robinson has managed to capture the roots of pioneer families in southeastern Florida is a manner that is both entertaining and brimming with historical perspective. Augustine to Cape Florida and the upper keys. A work of historic fiction, Tales of Old Florida reads like a blow by blow narrative of the lives of real people living in a tough, remote and isolated environment.
In this book, Mr. Robinson does of great job of developing complex characters that each have their own personal devils to fight down. He does an equally great job of placing them in their historic context and facing them with the real challenges of their era. Tales of Old Florida is bound to please any fan of Florida history, or any fan of historic fiction generally. The story is plausible and well researched and, for me, it was a joy to read. Tim Robinson has brought early Florida to life with a mix of realistic fictional characters as they live through historical events and early times.
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