Glory Over Everything

Glory Over Everything

Beyond The Kitchen House

eBook - 2016
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The latest New York Times bestseller from the author of the beloved book club favorite The Kitchen House is a heart racing story about a man's treacherous journey through the twists and turns of the Underground Railroad on a mission to save the boy he swore to protect. Glory Over Everything is "gripping...breathless until the end" ( Kirkus Reviews ).

The year is 1830 and Jamie Pyke, a celebrated silversmith and notorious ladies' man, is keeping a deadly secret. Passing as a wealthy white aristocrat in Philadelphian society, Jamie is now living a life he could never have imagined years before when he was a runaway slave, son of a southern black slave and her master. But Jamie's carefully constructed world is threatened when he discovers that his married socialite lover, Caroline, is pregnant and his beloved servant Pan, to whose father Jamie owes his own freedom, has been captured and sold into slavery in the South.

Fleeing the consequences of his deceptions, Jamie embarks on a trip to a North Carolina plantation to save Pan from the life he himself barely escaped as a boy. With the help of a fearless slave, Sukey, who has taken the terrified young boy under her wing, Jamie navigates their way, racing against time and their ruthless pursuers through the Virginia backwoods, the Underground Railroad, and the treacherous Great Dismal Swamp.

"Kathleen Grissom is a first-rate storyteller...she observes with an unwavering but kind eye, and she bestows upon the reader, amid terrible secrets and sin, a gift of mercy: the belief that hope can triumph over hell" ( Richmond Times Dispatch ). Glory Over Everything is an emotionally rewarding and epic novel "filled with romance, villains, violence, courage, compassion...and suspense." ( Florida Courier ).
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016
ISBN: 9781476748467
1476748462
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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jiggyq
Aug 16, 2017

was a great story

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squirrelee
Nov 05, 2016

This book was so good, as was "The Kitchen House". I can't wait for more from this author!!

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Christianiam1
Aug 21, 2016

I could not put this book down.
Loved the style of writing and the story line.
Also read "The Kitchen House."
A very good read also.

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cara123
Aug 01, 2016

This book was okay, however I found myself enjoying the kitchen house novel much better. It was interesting to see how Jamie's life progressed after the kitchen house but as for the other main characters from the kitchen house not much was really told of them which made me a little disappointed.

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DorisWaggoner
Jun 28, 2016

Haven't read "The Kitchen House," but now have it on hold. This does give enough backstory to make sense. Jamie grows from a terrified 13 year old to a confident adult, yet the fear of what he knows of his own background keeps him from being fully mature. This story forces him to grow up. As it comes to an end, I began to think that another in the series just has to be coming. Too many questions remain unanswered, and too many of the characters need to be filled in. That's not a criticism, but a measure of how good this book is!

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niceauntie
May 31, 2016

This book picks up where the author's previous book The Kitchen House ended. It can easily be read on it's own but I would highly recommend both books so if you think you will like this type of story then start with The Kitchen House. They are fast, high interest reads with great characters.

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LASbookluvr
May 28, 2016

An exciting and emotional story! I recommend reading The Kitchen House first as this is a sequel. Loved both books.

dairyqueen May 17, 2016

I loved this book as much as the first one "The Kitchen House"

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Reads_A_Lot
Apr 29, 2016

Loved The Kitchen House, so was excited to see a sequel come out. Enjoyed this one as well. Didn't remember much about Jamie from the first book, but liked him in this book, flaws and all. Part of the book is Jamie's backstory, and the other part is his rescue of Pan from the slave traders. Good supporting characters, too - little Pan who is a ray of sunshine, Robert the dedicated servant and friend, teenaged Addie who is a force to be reckoned with. A good family drama type story with adventure and intrigue. Recommend.

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