Castleknob, the first book in The Kudzu Clan series, will grab your heart from the opening pages. Eight siblings, faced with the loss of their father, who is missing in action in Vietnam, now must meet an even greater challenge. Their mother, lying on her deathbed, makes a request of the oldest daughter to keep the family together! Knowing that foster care will separate the siblings, the only other alternative is the guardianship of their evil uncle, until their grandfather presents the solution. The family will flee to their great-uncle's remote and somewhat hidden cabin in the rugged mountains of North Carolina. They hope to remain together there. The adventure begins with the search for the only landmark the family can remember: a mountaintop called Castleknob. Castleknob is a story about endurance, perseverance, an unyielding trust in God and the importance of family as they begin a new life of survival in this wild and untamed wilderness.