The Minorcan Quarter is a historic fiction novel that continues where the first novel, The Minorcan Yoke left off. In 1777, as war raged in the thirteen colonies of America, a destitute band of Mediterranean immigrants escaped slavery from one Florida colony to begin anew in another, St. Augustine. Desperate, the survivors of the ill fated New Smyrna Colony took up arms and fled, escaping years of brutality, starvation, disease and death. They were met at the gates of an unwelcoming city by new challenges, sacrifices and disasters. The saga follows Don Francisco Pellicer, Margarita and Juana as they struggle to scratch a new life and set down deep roots in an environment where little was gained without plenty of sacrifice. Often humorous, this engaging tale is built around strong characters facing major events in our nation's history. Against all odds their spirit would prevail.