This puts "in permanent form the leading facts connected with the organization of the county and accounts of the men who first cut down the forests, grubbed the cane brakes and drove out the savages who disputed its possession..." - from author's preface.
Author: Marion Harland
Author: SHANI. STRUTHERS
Set in the Highlands of Scotland, Jessamine is a rich brooding romance with a hint of the paranormal.
Author: Marion Harland
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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"Jessamine County, is a part of the Lexington-Fayette metropolis area of middle Kentucky. It was established in 1798 from land given up by Fayette County to become the 36th county established in Kentucky. It was named for Jessamine Douglass, the daughter of a pioneer settler. It was here in the late 18th century that Kentucky General Assembly passed a bill to allow wine making and vineyards in the Nicholasville area to be the first in the United States using European grapes. This volume is the story of many of the early settlers of the area with each having been a veteran of the Revolutionary War and most coming from Virginia. With each biographical sketch, you will find what is given in official records as their service records, family records and some person records of each of the 140 men listed from five different listing of Revolutionary War Veterans in the County."--Publisher's website.
Jessamine (A Novel)
Author: Eugenia O'Neal
Publisher: Maiden Hall Press
***CHRISTMAS SALE! ONLY .99 CENTS! *** Arabella Adams was full of hope and optimism when she arrived on the Caribbean island of St. Crescens to take up her first post as governess. But it was 1878, less than fifty years after the British abolished slavery. Dangerous secrets and desires lurked beneath the surface of St. Crescian society. Arabella surrendered to a forbidden love even as the dark clouds of old hatreds and new injustices boiled on the horizon. When those clouds burst over the island, Arabella's hopes and dreams ended and the island was changed forever. More than a hundred years later, another woman, Grace Hylton, arrives on St. Crescens and takes up residence at Jessamine, the old Great House where Arabella once lived. Ruled by a corrupt political dynasty, St. Crescens is again on the brink of violence and chaos. It falls to Grace to discover the secrets of the past and right an old wrong before the island is plunged into years of turmoil. To succeed, however, she needs Arabella's help. This is the gripping story of two women from two very different eras who must work together to save the island and the man they both love. women's fiction, historical fiction, Caribbean, African-American fiction, Caribbean fiction
Author: Kayla Rae Whitaker
Publisher: Random House
“A wildly original novel that pulses with heart and truth . . . That this powerful exploration of friendship, desire, ambition, and secrets manages to be ebullient, gripping, heartbreaking, and deeply deeply funny is a testament to Kayla Rae Whitaker’s formidable gifts. I was so sorry to reach the final page. Sharon and Mel will stay with me for a very long time.”—Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest ONE OF THE BEST DEBUT NOVELS OF THE YEAR—Entertainment Weekly ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—NPR, Kirkus Reviews, BookPage She was the first person to see me as I had always wanted to be seen. It was enough to indebt me to her forever. In the male-dominated field of animation, Mel Vaught and Sharon Kisses are a dynamic duo, the friction of their differences driving them: Sharon, quietly ambitious but self-doubting; Mel, brash and unapologetic, always the life of the party. Best friends and artistic partners since the first week of college, where they bonded over their working-class roots and obvious talent, they spent their twenties ensconced in a gritty Brooklyn studio. Working, drinking, laughing. Drawing: Mel, to understand her tumultuous past, and Sharon, to lose herself altogether. Now, after a decade of striving, the two are finally celebrating the release of their first full-length feature, which transforms Mel’s difficult childhood into a provocative and visually daring work of art. The toast of the indie film scene, they stand at the cusp of making it big. But with their success come doubt and destruction, cracks in their relationship threatening the delicate balance of their partnership. Sharon begins to feel expendable, suspecting that the ever-more raucous Mel is the real artist. During a trip to Sharon’s home state of Kentucky, the only other partner she has ever truly known—her troubled, charismatic childhood best friend, Teddy—reenters her life, and long-buried resentments rise to the surface, hastening a reckoning no one sees coming. A funny, heartbreaking novel of friendship, art, and trauma, The Animators is about the secrets we keep and the burdens we shed on the road to adulthood. “Suffused with humor, tragedy and deep insights about art and friendship.”—People “[A] stunning debut.”—Variety “A compulsively readable portrait of women as incandescent artists and intimate collaborators.”—Elle
John Young was born in 1759 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He married Mary Rankin in 1784, and Cynthia McCullough in 1763. In 1790, they moved to Fayette Co., Kentucky, where he died in 1837.