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“Deep in the Louisiana piney woods is a good place.”


It’s called “No Man’s Land” and is where Mayo Moore begins his story of growing up during the turbulent years of the Civil War. Through the inspiration of his parents—the Irishman Joe Moore and his part-Indian wife, Eliza—Mayo learns that the love of family is stronger than any challenge.


“Families stick together through the storm and come out stronger.” 


More than a coming of age tale, A Good Place recounts the enduring love story of Joe and Eliza, as told through the eyes and heart of their feisty oldest son, Mayo.

When a surprise hurricane devastates the area, it is only the first in a series of storms to roll over the Moore family and their Ten Mile neighbors. The coming storm of the Civil War threatens everything the family believes in.  


“Looking back at the night of the hurricane, it was memorable in another way—under the sturdy kitchen table with my family, when all we really had was each other.  Now, as then, I realize that that’s enough.” 


This inspiring story will make you laugh, cry, and be glad to be alive. Mayo’s tales takes readers along the creeks, woods, and into the hearts of memorable characters such as Joe and Eliza, “Unk,” Miz Girlie, Bo, and Uncle Eli.

 “Daddy, an Irish immigrant, loved Louisiana’s clear creeks, tall trees, and the freedom it offered—and called it ‘a good place to be.’”


Continuing the story that thrilled readers in The Wayfaring Stranger, Curt Iles shares more about Joe and Eliza Moore’s lives.  A Good Place, the second book in the “Westport Series” is written in the warm and humorous style loved by readers of Iles’ first six books.

“My mother always described Ten Mile as a place where ‘life was good but never easy.’”

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  1. I love love love the cover of the book. Fabulous!!

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