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Bloodroot is a well-researched, engrossing, and emotionally gripping story of life in Jamestown during a little-known time in American colonial history.

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Virginia, 1622. Powhatan warriors prepare war paint from the sacred juice of the bloodroot plant, but Nehiegh, The English son-in-law of Chief Ochawintan has sworn never to kill again. He must leave before the massacre. England 1609. Matthew did not trust his friend, Richard's stories of Paradise in the Jamestown settlement, but nothing could have equipped him for the violence and privation that awaited him in this savage land. Once ashore in the fledging settlement, Matthew experiences the unimaginable beauty of this pristine land and learns the meaning of hope, but it all turns into a nightmare as gold mania infests the community and Indians become an increasing threat. The nightmare only gets worse as the harsh winter brings on "the starting time" and all the grizzly horrors of a desperate and dying community that come with it. Driven to the depths of despair by the guilt of his sins against Richard and his lust for that man's wife, Matthew seeks death. In that moment of crisis, when he chooses death over a life of depravity, he unexpectedly finds new life among his sworn enemy, the Powhatan Indians. What will this new life mean for Matthew, and will he survive?

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About the Author
A retired Aviation Safety Inspector for the FAA, Daniel V. Meier, Jr. has always had a passion for writing. During his college years, he studied American Literature at The University of Maryland Graduate School and in 1980 was published by Leisure Books under the pen name of Vince Daniels. He worked briefly for the Washington Business Journal as a journalist and has been a contributing writer/editor for several aviation magazines.
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"By turns heartbreaking and fascinating . . . A raw, powerful story. . . .Meier's skillful manipulation of interlocking plot strands, keen insight, and entertaining storytelling make it a page-turner."— The Prairies Book Review. . .

"The author's descriptions of the ways people fought to stay alive will haunt me for days. The tenacity to cling to life is brilliantly depicted in this story of greed, pride, and superiority so unwisely let loose. . . ."— Lucinda E. Clarke for Readers' Favorite

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