The Consort

by Mack R. May



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/6/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 464
ISBN : 9781418428310
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 464
ISBN : 9781418428327

About the Book

In this story you will meet a young lady named Sarah, who comes to us timid and afraid. You will watch her grow into a strong, self-reliant woman who overcomes many hardships.

Also you will get to know W. H. Huckalby, a doctor who finds himself faced with issues of loyalty, religion, conscience, fate, desires, and honor.

The story takes place in Grand Gulf, Mississippi. This thriving port town on the Mississippi River flourished between 1830 and 1856.  Flourished indeed, until the river washed most of it away. Today there is little left to testify to its splendor.  There is an old cemetery there, and in it are tombstones that bear witness to those who lived and died long ago. Several of those tombstones inspired the author to write this book. Though completely fiction, it hopefully will reflect upon and honor some of the tragedies and hopes that those early settlers of our country endured.

This story weaves around some enjoyable characters who will give you a fresh taste of southern charm and chivalry. Well seasoned with traits of loyalty, faith, honor, greed, vanity, deceit, courage, and the spice of gossip, you will come to appreciate their complex nature.

You will find romance, humor, tragedy, adventure, and inspiring tales in these pages, and in the end you will find yourself wishing that this book would continue on. Will it? …”Ye be careful what ye ask for, as to your amazement ye may just get it.” 

About the Author

An avid History buff, Mack R. May lives in Port Gibson, Mississippi, a town rich with history and heritage.  His wife, Claire, is the administrative assistant at Grand Gulf Military Park, It was this historical park and camp ground that inspired Mack to write this novel.        

Mack was born in1951 to C. M. and Mary Lee May in Brookhaven, Mississippi. He joined the Air Force in 1971 and after his discharge in 1979, he moved to Port Gibson as a Nuclear Instrument Technician at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.

How did he write this novel with his background? Good question! He wonders that sometimes, too. With no formal training other than the war stories he heard and learned to tell in the Air Force, he put together a fair tale for you to enjoy.

Today, Mack is a senior instructor at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, a deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson, and he is father to daughter Rebecca, son Daniel, and grandfather to Ryker and Rayne.