Winner of a silver medal in the 2013 Independent Publishers book awards for Best Fiction - Midwest, Flint Bluff is an extraordinary saga following three generations in the lives of several families as they settle a frontier community along the Mississippi River in the territory of the Black Hawk Purchase. In his second novel, James Duermeyer, author of Market Time Conspiracy and Heroes in Obscurity, creates a colorful tapestry of the period of 1833 to 1900 in which the American frontier became a magnet, drawing individuals to the vast lands of the newly opened Louisiana Purchase. You will meet European immigrants, Native Americans, and African Americans as they all make their way in this new community. This highly researched and richly detailed story follows key figures of two families as they grow and face tremendous challenges, including Indian attacks, settlement and the growing pains of the frontier town, participation in the siege of Vicksburg during the Civil War, as well as strained family dynamics. The author skillfully incorporates events of humor, character-building, pathos, love, war, crime, and spirituality in this exciting, entertaining, and informative read that you are sure to enjoy.