February 2017 Author Gloria Waldron Hukle's New Book -the 4th of her American Waldron Series Novels.
Settings - Manhattan and New York Counties of Saratoga, Rensselaer,Albany and Warren County, New York
Period- mid- 1600s New York, French and Indian New York, early 18th Century New York and Pennsylvania, 20th and 21st Century New York.
An excerpt preview from Souls of the Soil, a 4th Book by Gloria Waldron Hukle
Tom Carey again maneuvered his lanky 6'5" frame through the crowed funeral chapel. After a half dozen tries he finally found a good, inconspicuous spot toward the back. Who'd have thought that he'd be back in New York for something like this? Swallowing a Nexium, he washed the capsule down with the remnants of cold black coffee he'd been nursing in the back room and deliberated when he could try for a polite departure.
Shooting a quick glance in his mother's direction, he crumpled his empty Styrofoam cup. Although they'd been there for over an hour, they couldn't just dart in and out. Helen Carey, Catholic to the core, would want to stick around for the comforting voice of her old friend and confessor Father Patrick, who undoubtedly would say a few words about eternal life and heaven opening up the doors to Mrs. Mann.- From "Souls of the Soil" by Gloria Waldron Hukle
The area of northern New York where the Macques Kill (Mohawk River) and the North River (Hudson) join, presently the village of Waterford, New York, is significant to the setting of Hukle's 4th novel Souls of the Soil . In the 17th C. Waterford was known as Half Moon Point. Scraping away the layers of time beneath Waterford, remnants of an ancient Native American village called Nachtenack await discovery. Because of its excellent location Nachtenack was an acceptable place for active fur trade between the Dutch and the Mohawk Natives.
Thanks to information provided by Waterford Mayor Mahoney, the village of Waterford was laid out in 1794 and was incorporated March 25th of that same year. Waterford holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously incorporated village in the United States.
In Souls of the Soil the reader journeys with Steve Carey as he straddles two separate centuries . Is what he sees real or not? This unique historical novel is a wonderful blend of accurate historical and genealogical fact, plus lore, and contemporary fiction.
Personalized sets of "Manhattan Seeds of the Big Apple", "The Diary of a Northern Moon" "Threads an American Tapestry" and "Souls of the Soil" are available for gift giving. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Souls of the Soil is the 4th of Gloria Waldron Hukle's American Waldron Book Series
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Driven by an actual eighteenth century murder in New York the lives of two sets of fathers and sons-all four sharing the same DNA-crisscross between centuries in this thought provoking conclusion to Hukle's American book series.