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The Kingdom of Quail

When Luke Johnson and his mother are abandoned by his alcoholic father, they are taken in by the Parkers, a wealthy family living on a pristine quail plantation in the Red Hills region of South Georgia. Luke embraces the natural surroundings and blossoms as a young man in this unspoiled environment. Trouble arises when a romantic attraction develops between Luke and the Parker’s young daughter threatening to end the good life he has found.

Praise for The Kingdom of Quail

“A compelling Southern tale about a found family and the power of place” – KIRKUS REVIEWS

The Kingdom of Quail is a literary gem that not only portrays the beauty of the Red Hills but also explores the intricacies of love, loyalty, and the timeless connection to the land.   - ABIGAIL L.

the writing has a very simplistic quality in a positive way, it’s clean and clear and I feel as if I’ve spent time at Horseshoe Hill and all of its natural splendor – JUSTINE J.

Y'all, The Kingdom of Quail is like a Southern feast for your soul – a literary journey that'll have you hooked from the first page. – SUE

I love Southern Fiction and this book did not disappoint! – EMILY

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The Search for Sam

Everyone thinks that Hawken Turner lives a dream life. As head of an adventure travel company, he travels the world and plunges into escapades in Africa, Cuba, Bolivia, Russia and Colombia. Only Hawken knows the baggage he carries. His life is no vacation. It’s the search for Sam. 

Praise for The Search for Sam

This is a novel that will surprise you. The travel material will interest you, but the human story will engage you even more. All I can surmise is that the writer is a genuinely gifted observer of humanity. - FLORIDA TRAVELER

This book is a delightful mixture of suspense, tragedy, love, and adventure – F. MILLER

Open the book and Hawken Turner will become your soulmate – R

Harris Strickland

Harris Strickland lives in Thomasville, Georgia and St. Teresa, Florida with his wife, Rebecca, and an English Cocker named Lucy. In 2014, after a near-death experience, he published his debut novel, The Search for Sam. His latest novel, The Kingdom of Quail, is scheduled for release in December 2023. Harris draws inspiration from his experience as a world traveler and travel guide for more than twenty years. Today, he and his wife manage a farm in South Georgia with an emphasis on longleaf pine restoration and wildlife preservation. He currently works as a real estate professional in the Thomasville area.

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