THE RECIPE

One American Family's Eight Generation Odyssey

As she watched his boat disappear into the distance on Loch Carron, Sarah prayed that her blue-eyed bastard son would have a simple, full, and happy life. She would never have dreamed that this boy, the product of a rape, would make his way to the shores of the new America, marry twice, father four sons and a daughter, become a successful merchant, and help pioneer the West. One of those sons fathered thirteen children, the youngest of which was the grandfather of the author. Along the way, this intrepid line of men and women repeatedly had to fight for their lives against both Mother Nature and other men. The adventure started in Inverness, crossed the Atlantic, then went west to Colorado and back several times. They lived with the Oneida Indians, fought and died in the great wars, killed Mexican slavers and river thieves, endured prairie blizzards, tornadoes, and dust storms, and captured bandits. All the time they spread good will with their songs of the old times and the tasty treats of “The Recipe.” This story lets you experience the adventures and emotions of those stalwart men and women as they traveled across primitive America and made their way through eight generations and two and a half centuries of history.

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