Carroll C. Jones, author of Master of the East Fork, which received the Clark Cox Historical Fiction Award for 2015 by the N.C. Society of Historians, has written a sequel. Rebel Rousers (Jan-Carol Publishing, Johnson City) is a historical novel set during the American Civil War. It tells the coming-of-age tale of a youthful Rebel soldier from western North Carolina . "At once, the strapping lad has to bear-up under his romantic longings for the miller’s daughter, the hateful acts of an antagonist named Bugg, numerous personal tragedies, and the terrible trials of war," the publisher writes.
Western North Carolina writer Kathy Nanney Ross says in her foreword, “Carroll Jones blends unique story-telling and crafty writing with historical facts and regional lifestyles to create a superb, thought-provoking novel, Rebel Rousers. His book reminds us how the lines between joy and sorrow, good and evil, and justice and vengeance can blur. As a good historical novel should, Rebel Rousers transports us back in time and teaches us about our past without sacrificing a compelling story. Enjoy.”
Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc., includes the imprints Mountain Girl Press, Little Creek Books, Express Editions, RoseHeart Publishing, and DigiStyle. Each imprint specializes in a particular genre—from Appalachian stories to children’s books and more.