The Cunninghams

A Legacy of Memphis

by J.M. Hopkins



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/12/2023

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9781665725606
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9781665725620
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9781665725613

About the Book

It is 1827. Val Dimand, a new peace officer in Memphis, stands on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi riverfront and longingly gazes at beautiful Angie MacFee as she skips across the boat moorings. Everything quickly changes that day when Val learns that Jim Bowie and his Arkansas toughs are due to arrive in Memphis to meet up with Davy Crockett and his trail companions. One of those men is Bobby Cunningham - the family patriarch - still a young frontiersman, who is soon to unexpectedly deprive Val of his imagined future with Angie.

Nine years later, Bobby lies mortally wounded in violent battle at the Alamo. As he comes to accept his last moments on Earth, he reflects on his first meeting with Angie, their passion, courtship, and marriage, and his eventual quest to establish roots on a wind-swept Texas prairie with her and their two young sons. After Bobby’s death, Angie and the boys are left to bring forth a family legacy back in Memphis, following Val Dimand’s rescue of them. This heritage encompasses lusty frontiersman, hardy lawmen, and pillars of the city. Vibrant, strong, and passionate women who fall in love with them provide support, guidance, and comfort while their generations march forward. Their story mirrors the varied history of the beautiful Bluff City - Memphis.

In this historical novel, the Cunninghams create a gripping legacy fueled by tragedy, triumph, and redemption over the course of almost a hundred years. Come journey with this wonderful family.

About the Author

J. M. Hopkins is a native Memphian who worked as the Technical Director at the Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium for several years before moving to Florida. He consulted in all areas of planetariums for over twenty years. The Cunninghams: A Legacy of Memphis is his first novel.