“John Culpepper the Merchant”
For hundreds of years, the Culpepper family backed the monarchy, but when King Charles disbanded Parliament, married a Catholic princess, and appointed an archbishop who was a Catholic supporter, the royalist Culpeppers found themselves at odds with their friends and neighbors.
Years earlier, against his family’s wishes, John had purchased a merchant ship, sailed to Virginia, and spent most of his time there. While on American soil, he received word of the uprisings that followed the king’s actions.
When civil war began, John feared for the safety of his family in England. He was horrified when the king was captured, convicted of high treason, and beheaded. Would John’s family be next? The only way to rescue them would be with his ship, under the cloak of darkness. Would he succeed, or would they all be caught and tried as traitors?
John Culpepper the Merchant is the second book in the Culpepper saga and is the story of the progenitor of the modern-day American Culpeppers. He was the author’s tenth great-grandfather.
5 Stars! I love historical fiction. I love it even more when I learn about real situations that I had previously been unaware of. John Culpepper: The Merchant is just such a book. I learned a great deal about the reign of King Charles and the civil uprising that ensued. This book is a fun, exciting and intriguing adventure, and I couldn’t put it down. I understand that Mr. Culpepper is author Lori Crane’s tenth great-grandfather, and the love and care she has for her history shines through in her meticulous story-telling. I would absolutely recommend this book to any lover of historical fiction or action/adventure reading, and I am very much looking forward to reading more by this author. ~Tracy Slowiak for Readers’ Favorite
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