I loved The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom and her new release focuses on the same  family as they fight for a meaningful and free life. Critics are calling Glory Over Everything an unforgettable historical drama filled with shocking secrets and compelling characters. This is a stand-alone novel and is hopefully as good as the first...

I just completed this book and found it very disappointing...almost on the level of a soap opera. The story line is weak and where near as good as The Kitchen House. Even the familiar characters lost their impact.....Don't bother.....

Glory Over Everything

Jamie Pyke, the son of a plantation owner and a slave, leaves everything he knows behind after he kills his father. When he arrives in Philadelphia, he begins passing as white and starts to build a new free life for himself. He becomes a wealthy silversmith and falls passionately for a married woman named Caroline. But the fragile peace he’s found doesn’t last. Caroline becomes pregnant, and Jamie fears that the truth of his heritage will come out and ruin them both. Then his servant is captured and sold into slavery. Once again, Jamie decides to risk everything he has. He travels south to rescue his servant Pan, and hopes he can make things right with Caroline when he returns. This is a stand-alone novel, but fans of Kathleen Grissom’s The Kitchen House will especially appreciate the chance to read about beloved characters like Jamie again.

And from Goodreads a personal note from the author....

Dear Joyce,

I’ve completed my second novel, Glory Over Everything and I simply can’t wait for you to read it and to hear what you think!

It’s 1830 and Jamie, Belle’s son from The Kitchen House, has assumed the identity of a wealthy Philadelphia aristocrat, passing as white. Compelled by a promise he made to the man who saved his life when he was a runaway slave, Jamie is led back to Virginia, down to North Carolina and into the treacherous Underground Railroad.

What made the publication of The Kitchen House so special for me were the personal conversations I had with so many of you. You shared so openly with me how the characters touched you. So now, I present to you Jamie and his extended family in Glory Over Everything. I hope you’ll love them as much as I do.

With deepest gratitude, 

1 comment:

  1. This is my first visit to your blog. I am looking forward to countless visits and suggestions.
    I too am looking forward to reading this! I do like that the book is a stand alone.