Month: June 2017

John Jakes

I grew up reading John Jakes’ books, beginning with The Kent Family Chronicles, and always enjoy them for the way he takes a time and place in history and brings it to life. I thought I had at least heard of all of his books, even if I hadn’t actually read every one, but today I saw that Amazon has one I’d never heard of on sale for just $1.99. Looks like I have another book to add to my To Be Read pile. 🙂

 

The Gods of Newport

 

In the late nineteenth century, Newport, Rhode Island-with its giant marble mansions, lavish dinner parties, and vicious social climbing- is a summer playground of the very rich. Into this rarefied world comes infamous railroad mogul and robber baron Sam Driver. He wants his beautiful daughter to have the best Newport has to offer-even if that means breaking all the rules…