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Ticonderoga; A Story of Early Frontier Life in the Mohawk Valley

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Ticonderoga; A Story of Early Frontier Life in the Mohawk Valley by George Payne Rainsford James is a vivid and engaging historical novel that brings to life the struggles and triumphs of early settlers in the Mohawk Valley. The author does an excellent job of capturing the hardships and challenges faced by those who helped forge a new life in the rugged frontier of upstate New York.

The characters are well-developed and realistic, making it easy for readers to become emotionally invested in their stories. The descriptions of the landscape and daily life in the Mohawk Valley are rich and detailed, creating a vivid picture of the time period.

One of the strengths of the novel is the way in which it explores the complex relationships between different cultural groups living in close proximity to one another. The tensions and alliances that arise between the Native American tribes, French settlers, and English colonists add depth and nuance to the story.

Overall, Ticonderoga is a compelling and immersive read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction. It offers a fascinating glimpse into a little-known chapter of American history and sheds light on the resilience and determination of those who settled the frontier.

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In the backwoods, lives a man and his two teenage children. He has sought the quiet life on the frontier, although he is a friend to all and never turns away a stranger. One evening, one such stranger arrives at his door, asking for shelter for the night and he is not disappointed. But who is this stranger? He does not give his name or his errand, although he has an aristocratic bearing. As they are about to leave the table, a third man, apparently known to both, arrives and lets himself in to claim hospitality. His mission is to hold counsel with the stranger and he invites their host to join them. Little do these parties know the actions of one of these men will bring heartache and destruction to the others assembled in that house. This is a story of friendship, love, danger and honor.

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