. . Chock-full of fascinating period detail, jakes’s captivating story brings to life the sounds, smells and tastes of turn-of-the-century America in a manner comparable to Michener’s Hawaii and Doctorow’s Ragtime” Publishers Weekly. His uncle, joe crown, is a self-made brewery tycoon who rules his domain with an iron hand—especially when it comes to his own family of defiantly rebellious children and a wife yearning for her own liberation.
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From the #1 new york times–bestselling author of North and South: The first in a saga about a German immigrant and his family’s rise in 20th-century America. In this new world, pauli will rise as his own man and find his destiny in the early days of motion pictures.
American Dreams The Crown Family Saga Book 2Berkley #ad - American Dreams The Crown Family Saga Book 2 #ad - From america's master storyteller and writer of historical fiction comes the epicstory of the Crown family--first introduced in the New York Times bestsellerHomeland. As the second generation comes of age, the Crowns strive to find theirplace in a turbulent America which stands at the dawn of a new century.
From thespeedways of detroit to the unbridled glamour of a young Hollywood, to the daringheights of early aviation--theirs is a story of passion and adventure, andambition, glory, with all the wonder, promise, and splendor of. American Dreams.
California Gold: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - Along the way he’ll encounter grand passion, and William Randolph Hearst, Theodore Roosevelt, ruthless enemies, and larger-than-life titans like Leland Stanford, who helped shape a country’s destiny. At the height of california’s Gold Rush, men left everything behind for the chance at striking it rich.
The best historical novelist of our time” patricia cornwell once again spins a sweeping tale of power and passion, the Kent Family Chronicles, as he did so masterfully in the Crown Family Saga, and the North and South trilogy. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
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The First Mrs. Rothschild: A NovelAmazon Crossing #ad - In this award-winning historical saga, passionate young lovers in a Jewish ghetto rise to become the foremost financial dynasty in the world. It is the turn of the eighteenth century in Frankfurt, Germany, and young Gutle and Meir Amschel Rothschild struggle to establish themselves in the cramped and restricted Judengasse.
As proud as gutle is of her husband’s success, she is also cautious—very much aware of the fact that her husband’s rise is tied to his patrons’ willingness to “see past” his Jewishness. But when meir’s talents as a novice banker catch the attention of a German prince, Meir is suddenly afforded entrée into the European world of finance and nobility, and the Rothschilds’ lives are changed forever.
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Rothschild paints a rich and intimate tapestry of family drama, world-changing history, and one woman’s steadfast strength.
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Soon after the child is born, Cossacks ransack the Kolopskys’ home, severely beating Mendel. Odessa, odessa follows the families of two sons from a proud lineage of rabbis and cantors in a shtetl near Odessa in western Russia. It begins as henya, wife of rabbi Mendel Kolopsky, considers an unexpected pregnancy and the hardships ahead for the children she already has.
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The Lawless The Kent Family Chronicles Book 7Open Road Media #ad - Gideon kent takes up his father’s vow to reunite the family, but when he brings his father’s widow back into the fold, the repercussions seem insurmountable. The penultimate volume in John Jakes’s stirring Kent Family Chronicles finds America booming in its postwar prosperity. Against the backdrop of a recovering nation, the Kents face dramatic challenges and unexpected rifts that could leave the family shattered for years to come.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection. The civil war is over, but the kent family’s good fortune is suddenly threatened in this novel by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of North and South. With this newly secured peace comes an opportunity for the Kent family to reconcile and to thrive, both personally and financially.
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The Furies The Kent Family Chronicles Book 4Open Road Media #ad - Her passion and determination during these frenzied years make The Furies an exhilarating page-turner. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection. Her efforts to build a dynasty take her to northern California, just in time for the Gold Rush.
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Uncommonly brazen and focused, Amanda seeks to make a new life for herself by restoring the Kent family name. From a #1 new york times–bestselling author: Amanda Kent heads west to build a family dynasty in the era of the Gold Rush.
The Americans The Kent Family Chronicles Book 8Open Road Media #ad - In the final installment of the Kent Family Chronicles, the remaining Kents seek to fulfill Philip Kent’s original American dream. The conclusion of the epic historical family saga from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and “superb storyteller” The Columbus Dispatch. Their dynasty, now in ruins, stands as a tarnished symbol of all the Kents have lost in the unstable years of war and expansion.
It falls to young Will to bring the family together—a task of epic scope. Only expert storyteller john jakes could craft such a gripping finale to this beloved family saga, bringing the Kents’ drama—and the nineteenth century in America—to its riveting conclusion. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
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Eden: A NovelShe Writes Press #ad - Until she discovers her recently deceased husband squandered their nest egg. 2017 beverly hills book award winner in new fiction2017 beverly hills book award winner in women's Fiction2018 IBPA Ben Franklin Finalist in Best New Voices: FictionBecca Meister Fitzpatrick—wife, mother, grandmother, and pillar of the community—is the dutiful steward of her family’s iconic summer tradition .
The question now is how her other daughter, Rachel—with whom Becca has always had a strained relationship—will react. Eden is the account of the days leading up to the fourth of july weekend, interwoven with the century-old history of Becca’s family—her parents’ beginnings and ascent into affluence, as Becca prepares to disclose her secret and her son and brothers conspire to put the estate on the market, and her mother’s own secret struggles in the grand home her father named “Eden.
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The Bastard The Kent Family Chronicles Book 1Open Road Media #ad - Meet phillipe charboneau: the illegitimate son and unrecognized heir of the Duke of Kentland. The first volume in the addictive saga of the American Revolution by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the North and South trilogy. He arrives at the brink of the American Revolution, which tests his allegiances in ways he never imagined.
The Bastard The Kent Family Chronicles Book 1 #ad - Seeking all that the new world promises, he leaves London for America, shedding his past and preparing for the future by changing his name to Philip Kent. Upon the duke’s death, Phillipe is denied his birthright and left to build a life of his own. The first volume of john jakes’s wildly successful and highly addictive Kent Family Chronicles, The Bastard is a triumph of historical fiction.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.