In 2016, author Paulette Jiles wrote “News of the World” and captured my attention. I encourage you to take the time to read this historical fiction. But she has done it again. You should also place a hold on her upcoming historical fiction “Simon the Fiddler.”
While others have written about the American West during the formation years, Jiles captures the spirit and fears of those living and participating in the expansion of our nation. Simon has a dream of a home with land and a lovely lady and his side. Will his dreams come true?