a novel by Randy Willis


From master storyteller, Randy Willis…a novel about adventure, family, faith and the character of a man that touched generations.

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Three Winds Blowing | by Randy Willis

The captivating story of Solomon Northup's pastor and James Bowie's neighbor Joseph Willis. And, the real-life connections between Solomon Northup, William Prince Ford, James Bowie, and Joseph Willis.

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Antebellum Louisiana 

The son of a white man and Cherokee slave, Joseph Willis, gains his freedom and swims the mighty Mississippi on a mule.

Driven by three winds...

* a wind of freedom driving him from North Carolina

* a mighty rushing wind compelling him across the Mississippi River into the Louisiana Territory

* a wind of war fueled by slavery

Rooted in a time of tradition and chivalry, Joseph discovers a land of innocence lost.

His life converges with Louisiana contemporaries, including Solomon Northup, James Bowie, William Prince Ford, Edwin Epps, John Murrell, John Audubon, Baroness Micaela Almonester de Pontalba, Jean Lafitte and voodoo queen Marie Laveau, as well as Texas Ranger Jack C. Hays.

Inspired by a true story

Three Winds Blowing, Buy, Purchase, Randy Willis

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