I have read Hershel Howell's new book called "Jeff's God" and feel that a completely unbiased review is in order. There are rumors circulating that Mr. Howell may be some distant relation, but it has no bearing on the important matter of evaluating this book. My conclusion on the subject is that
"This book is Great!"
Even Thunderhoof gave it 2 antlers up!
The book starts as a boy is reaching manhood in a small river town in Mississippi just as the Civil War breaks out. He is forced to mature quickly as the war engulfs everything he knows; and he finds himself at the Battle Of Shiloh.
He is wounded and returned to the University of Mississippi which has been turned into a hospital. Jeff heads home to see his ailing Mother and is captured, tried as a spy and sentenced to hang. A miraculous escape, a journey to a new territory, the love he feels for two women, a stolen Yankee payroll and a bitter sweet ending are all woven into a great tale of sacrifice, prayer and a personal belief in God.
A heartwarming tale that would make a fine movie in the tradition of "Dances With wolves", "Jeremiah Johnson" or "The Outlaw Josey Wales"
Cost here is $22.00 USD with $1.00 donated to the OBS for every book ordered off this blog. As hunters, trappers and outdoorsmen, I think the information contained and the descriptions he gives for surviving in the wild are worth it, plus the story is fantastic. Thanks and hope you enjoy it too.