Published by: Maine Authors Publishing
Release Date: July, 2019
Genre: Creative nonfiction
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I couldn't stop reading it
This is a great read! I thought I'd read a chapter or two when it first arrived and ended up reading the whole thing in one go. It's been a while since I was that engrossed in a story.S Fletcher
A book you can't put down!
From the outstanding beautiful cover to the back page, this is a book so riveting you can't stop reading. Jeff obviously has done extensive research on the life and times of Jim Whyte and skillfully shares this knowledge.Swede Girl
When Jim Whyte settled outside the slate mining town of Monson, Maine in 1895, people hardly knew what to make of him. Almost 130 tears later, we still don’t. A world traveler that spoke six languages fluently, Whyte came to town with sacks full of money and a fierce desire to keep to himself. It was clear that Whyte was hiding from something—enough to make even the FBI eventually come looking. But even the Feds couldn’t imagine how Whyte, who lost every penny he had when WWI broke out, amassed another fortune before he died. Based on the true story, Hermit follows one man’s quest to discover all he can about Whyte’s secret life before it’s too late.