Richlands author releases hardback edition of riveting historical fiction

RICHLANDS, N.C. — Author Patrick Highers announces the nationwide hardback release of his new novel, “Planters of the Crown,” where he weaves an absorbing tale that will entwine the reader and characters in an incredible journey of life at the dawn of the Golden Age.

“Planters of the Crown” is a captivating story that intertwines the destiny of a remarkable woman to that of a great nation. This story is about the powerful women and man who could change a woman’s fate forever. In this book, Cora, who originally came from nothing, experienced everything in a time of piracy, legend and brutal persecution. Propelled by forces beyond her control, Cora endured the life of a planter in 16th century Ireland only to discover that those she trusted most would betray her.

Grit, intensity, turbulent times, high adventure and drama mire Cora’s life with an uncertain fate. Will her hardships bring an equal or greater blessing? She did not know, but she was ready to fight for all that she had learned to love in Highers’ “Planters of the Crown.”

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Highers is a retired U.S. Marine, who currently works in public service. He has been the recipient of the Irving Rubenstein Memorial Award from the International Military Community Executives’ Association and has been cited for significant achievement in military contributions by the National Recreation and Parks Association. Highers is an alumnus of the American Military University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business. He enjoys family and history, and fancies meeting remarkable people in remarkable places.

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