Mr. Meeks His Life & Times 1812-1867
Meet the man who saved the remaining Jennings and suffered the ultimate sacrifice

It is the summer of 1867. A reluctant young reporter is tasked to interview Mr. William Meeks to capture his life's story. At 55 years old, Meeks' health is failing, and on his death bed, he recalls his humble, but incredible impact on the nation's movement west - and the reporter is changed forever.

A living history that sings, enthralling and filled with life. I found myself reluctant to put Mr. Meeks down as I became more involved in his personal history and the historical times.

Jack Magnus

 

A fantastic tale. This book transports you into a gritty time full of heartache, but also full of hope and wonder. I could almost see stagecoaches and hear the jangle of spurs.

Kathryn Bennett

 

Characters so brilliant, you will feel as if you actually know these men. An absolutely fantastic companion story to Larson’s previous work, West: Journey Across the Plains.
Tracy Slowiak

 

Simply put, this is a remarkable read. A captivating tale enhanced with realistic elements that give so much more depth. I was compelled to return to it a second time.

Lit Amri

 

One of the most moving stories I have ever read. Thank you, David S. Larson for this diamond in the rough.

Stephen Fisher

5-Star Reviews

2016 Winner of Readers Favorite International Book Competition for Best Tall Tale Honorable Mention

Mr. Meeks, His Life & Times 1812-1867

Read the 2nd novel in The Jennings Papers, a 2-Part Series
Meet the man who aided Sarah Jennings in finding the remnants of her family and suffered the ultimate sacrifice. From his deathbed, Mr. Meeks tells his life's story to a young reporter. His tale spans the westward expansion to include the Trail of Tears, wedding a Cherokee and the birth of their children, the fight for Texas' independence, the California Gold Rush, riding with Kit Carson and so much more.

One of the most moving stories I have ever read. Thank you, David S. Larson for this diamond in the rough.

Stephen Fisher

 

A fantastic tale. This book transports you into a gritty time full of heartache, but also full of hope and wonder. I could almost see stagecoaches and hear the jangle of spurs.

Kathryn Bennett

 

Characters so brilliant, you will feel as if you actually know these men. An absolutely fantastic companion story to Larson’s previous work, West: Journey Across the Plains.
Tracy Slowiak

 

A gripping narrative that provides a unique look at the men and women who pioneered the westward expansion. A poignant personal look at a man of deep convictions and courage.

Melinda Hills

 

A living history that sings, enthralling and filled with life. I found myself reluctant to put Mr. Meeks down as I became more involved in his personal history and the historical times.

Jack Magnus

Simply put, this is a remarkable read. A captivating tale enhanced with realistic elements that give so much more depth. I was compelled to return to it a second time.

Lit Amri

 

Truly a remarkable testament. A picture of the times, offering both struggles and joys. I came to love Mr. Meeks and wanted to learn all I could about him, his son, and the Jennings family.

Trudi LoPreto

 

A good eye for detail and well-researched material. Captures the feel of the west and depicts complex relationships. A realistic western historical novel.

Raanan Geberer

 

I am not ashamed to admit, many tears were shed during the reading of this book, however, it was an uplifting story. LOVED IT!

Heather Osborne

 

Smacks of authenticity for the mid-nineteenth century from the start. Meeks is a delightfully deep character who is well worth exploring.

K.C. Finn

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