Blood on the Moon: A Novel of Old Florida

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Abstract

**Warning: Some of the language or characterizations in this book represent the time period in which the book takes place, and are no longer considered acceptable.**

**Warning: Some readers may find certain scenes in this book disturbing.**

In this fictionalized account of the marriage between French "royalty" and American "royalty," Jenny Washington, grand-niece of President George Washington, thinks she has it made when she becomes wife to Prince Achille Murat. Despite her humble beginnings, a doting, wealthy husband is the prize for her struggles. However, everything changes when she discovers another woman, his morganatic (illegal) wife, Ophelia, a slave. Will these women find conflict or resolution in the journey towards their true desires - possession of the man they both jealously love?

Other historical personages in this book include, but are not limited to: members of the Napoleon-Murat extended family, John Bulow, Generals Clinch and Jessup, Indian Agent John Thompson, Osceola (who was dead by 1848), Coacoochee as the author has set events from the Second Seminole War at a later time.

Local locations visited or mentioned include, but are not limited to the St. Johns River, and Lipona Plantation near Moultrie Creek (this is an error, Lipona was Murat's plantation near Tallahassee; Parthenope was the name he gave his St. Johns County plantation on Moses Creek, not Moultrie Creek).

Identifier

PS3557 .L352 B57 1990

Access Rights

This item is part of the Circulating Collection and can be checked out with a valid Flagler ID. Non-Flagler affiliates will need to request this book through their local library's Inter-Library Loan program.

Creator

Contributor

Larry Smith, graphic artist

Title

Blood on the Moon: A Novel of Old Florida

Publisher

Brooklyn, OH: Quality Publications

Format

Paperback book

Language

English

Audience

Subject

Historical
Race Relations
Romance

Coverage

Statehood to 1887

Accrual Method

Donated

Provenance

This is part of the Mr. Samuel Proctor Collection.
~ Professor from University of Florida, no relation to Flagler College's Dr. William L. Proctor, Chancellor Emeritus

References

McCarthy, Kevin. M. The Book Lover’s Guide to Florida. 1st ed. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, 1992.

Bibliographic Citation

Glassman, Steve. Blood on the Moon: A Novel of Old Florida. Brooklyn, OH: Quality Publications, 1990.

Citation

Steve Glassman, “Blood on the Moon: A Novel of Old Florida,” St. Augustine Fiction, accessed July 18, 2024, https://staugustinefiction.omeka.net/items/show/213.

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