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- Publisher: Mindstir Media (December 20, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 20, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HG4FWI8
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Galveston: 1900: Indignities, Book One: The Arrival Kindle Edition
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The history of Galveston, Texas has been an interest of mine for as long as I can remember as I was raised a mere
forty miles north of Galveston Island. And currently, I am a resident of the island, having retired and moved here in 2007.
In 2008 we had what history called the hundred year storm here in Galveston, Hurricane Ike. And like the residents of the
infamous 1900 storm many of us lost everything we had.
Sorry for going on and on so much about my own personal experiences. I just wanted to affirm the attraction I felt when I
discovered this wonderful novel.
Kudos to both authors for their incredible and extensive research. The locations mentioned in the novel are real and they
have managed to describe them in the greatest of detail.
The characters, Anne and her daughter Katherine are so likable and real. Enduring hardships no one should ever have to endure.
David, the villain, very disgusting and so very easy to be fearful of. A stalker and vicious murderer.
John Merrit, the banker who took Katherine and her mother Anne under his wing shortly after their arrival to the island. He is an
incredible and loving man, who eventually marries the young Katherine after her mothers tragic death.
I shall stop here as I don't want to give away too many spoilers.
I would have given this novel a Five Star review, except for the fact that I did feel the authors had a few problems with transitions,
at times it felt as if some of the scenes were a bit forced and sort of jerky. A little too much telling, and not enough showing.
But, all in all, I do highly recommend this wonderful story to all who enjoy historical romance novels.
Got to run now as I'm off to purchase the second book in this delightful series.
A Kindle helps. I can enlarge the font and read comfortably. There is one more advantage to owning a Kindle that I just discovered. Buying a book is much simpler now. As an avid book lover, I have often chased books that I wanted to read and discover that they were simply not available to me.
Yes, that happens quite often. At one time, I wanted to buy a book called 'Jane Austen Book Club'. I searched high and low in the bookshops close to me, I scoured the libraries around, all without luck. I managed to lay my hands on it, by ordering it in a bookstore. But I had to pay a high price for it, as it was shipped specially for me.
I read about Galveston: 1900: Indignities on a book site which carried an excerpt from it. I found it an intriguing read. My interest was piqued even more as I had visited Galveston on my recent trip to USA. The book was not available easily in paperback for me here in India.
However, a recent gift of Kindle by my daughter suddenly made reading this book possible. The kindle edition was delivered instantly to my reader. A lot of people like to deride the modern way of life, citing that the earlier days were simpler and nicer. Yes, in some ways the early days were nice, the life was slower. But surely technology has made our life richer now. This is one example. In early days I would have sighed and never managed to read this book. But now, I did.
The story is about Catherine Eastman who was born in Sandgate, England. She was brought to USA by her mother, Anne Eastman, when Catherine was 15 years old. A series of tragedies had wiped the rest of their family off. Anne Eastman wanted to make a fresh start in a new place. Her mother was a skilled seamstress and hoped to make her living by it. After a rough sea-voyage, the mother and daughter arrived in Galveston and took their bearings. Anne sought work as an assistant seamstress in The Grande Opera House. Unfortunately, she also meets David Brooke there.
David Brooke is a serial killer and born criminal. He spots the beautiful Anne Eastman and is instantly smitten by her. But the aloof widow does not encourage him. It makes him obsess all the more about her. This obsession proves fatal to Anne. It also alters the course of life of Catherine.
The book is a romance, no doubt. But being set in 1898, it is a historical fiction. It is also placed close to the devastating storm of 1900 that hit Galveston. The historical facts provide a fillip to the story. The narration is so effective, that you actually feel you are witnessing those events of far away times. This engrossing tale keeps you turning pages. I was able to read the entire book in the space of a day!
The story of Catherine Eastman is told in a series of novels. Four have been printed already, and I am on to the next one in the series, Galveston :1900: Indignities - The Aftermath.
The research for the book is done by N.E. Brown and is so well written by her daughter S.L. Jenkins. Do pick up this excellent romance from Amazon.
While there are so many ways I could praise this novel, character development has to be one of the strongest. The central characters are all intricately fascinating. Catherine, in particular, is a most interesting figure; she's uniquely creative, empowered, and the one with the most integrity. Although it is a bit of a slow start, the story is distinctly imagined, thoroughly researched and a brilliantly plotted novel. I will definitely read the next book in this series.