Denver, CO, March 10, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Scott Reighard’s newly released novel Jamestown: Journey Back in Time is arriving at bookstores just as the Jamestown Settlement prepares for its 400th anniversary. This captivating story of a young boy who mysteriously ends up at Jamestown and then wonders if he will ever make it back home should resonate with readers who enjoy a little history and adventure wrapped in a good story.
Johnnie Merritt is a 12 year old boy who lives a pretty charmed life in his rural Virginia town of Roanoke. He has a good family, good friends, and very few problems, well, except for his parents and their demands, and the challenges of a soon to be teenager. One day Johnnie is making his way back home and suddenly because of a bizarre accident (he is knocked unconscious running away from what he thinks is someone chasing him) Johnnie wakes up and finds himself back at the Jamestown Settlement in 1608. Stunned by this horrific event Johnnie spends most of the story wrestling with his situation, the people and his circumstances. He begins to realize how much his parents mean to him, and that the modern conveniences he enjoyed are now no longer at his fingertips, so Johnnie has to make tremendous adjustments. Along the way he meets Captain John Smith, and he befriends another boy James. After he begins to associate with these two his experiences and encounters take a completely different turn. Captain Smith teaches him a great deal about nature, people, and about Johnnie himself. And James teaches him the added value of friendship. It is an engaging story of a young boy who must not only adapt to his new environment, but to find out some things about himself. By the end of the story Johnnie is transformed and much has been learned. The questions remains however, does he ever make it back home?
“A coming of age story for a coming of age celebration. Absolutely spot on.” Says Corbitt Hairston, Middle School Teacher, Salem, VA
“There aren’t enough books that deal with this type of topic and age, but Scott Reighard nails it with Johnnie’s wild adventure back in time. I hope he writes more stories about Johnnie.” Page Fairchilds, Media Specialist, Roanoke, VA.
“I know more about Jamestown now than I ever learned in school. Scott Reighard does a great job of entertaining and educating. Way to go!” Marge Lincoln, Special Education, St. Augustine, FL.
Scott A. Reighard, 924 Quail Lane, Salem, VA 24153-7716
scottareighard @ yahoo .com, www.outskirtspress.com/ScottReighard
Retail Price(s): $9.95
Size and Format(s): 5.5” x 8.5”
Page Count: 180
Availability: Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, www.outskirtspress.com/ScottReighard