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The Resource Magnolia City / Duncan W. Alderson

Magnolia City / Duncan W. Alderson

Label
Magnolia City / Duncan W. Alderson
Title
Magnolia City / Duncan W. Alderson
Statement of responsibility
Duncan W. Alderson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Houston in the 1920s is a city of established cotton kings and newly rich oil barons, where the elite live in beaux art mansions behind the gates of Courtlandt Place. Kirby Augustus Allen, grandson of the Allen brothers who founded Houston as a real estate deal, is grooming his daughter Hetty to marry Lamar Rusk, scion of the Splendora oil fortune. Instead, at the No-Tsu-Oh Carnival of 1928, beautiful, rebellious Hetty encounters a mysterious man from Montana dressed in the gear of a wildcatter--an outsider named Garret MacBride. Hetty is torn between Lamar's lavish courtship and her instinctive connection to Garret. As Lamar's wife she would be guaranteed acceptance to the highest ranks of Houston society. Yet Garret, poor but powerfully ambitious, offers the adventure she craves, with rendezvous in illicit jazz clubs and reckless nights of passion. The men's intense rivalry extends to business, as rumors of a vast, untapped ocean of oil in East Texas spark a frenzy that can make fortunes--or shatter lives and dreams beyond repair. A sweeping, sumptuous debut that evokes the turmoil and drama rippling through the history of the Lone Star State, Magnolia City is a story of love, greed, jealousy, and redemption, brought to life through the eyes of its unforgettable heroine. "Masterfully written, this story of oil, love, and family will grab you by the heart and not let you go." --Maria V. Snyder, New York Times best-selling author "Magnolia City is a compelling and evocative portrait of Houston in the 1920s. In turns thrilling, heartbreaking and uplifting, you will not want to put this book down until you've seen Hetty MacBride through all of her trials and triumphs." --Rebecca Kanner, author of Sinners and the Sea "Duncan Alderson deftly brings to life a lost and fascinating time and place, Texas in the early years of the twentieth century. Magnolia City is a page-turner from the start." --Holly Chamberlin, author of The Beach Quilt
Summary
Being groomed to wed a man with an oil fortune, beautiful, rebellious Hette Allen finds herself drawn to a poor but ambitious man from Montana, causing the two men to become intense rivals both for her affection and in business
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Tone
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Character
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10307850
Cataloging source
BT
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Alderson, Duncan W
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Petroleum industry and trade
Target audience
adult
Label
Magnolia City / Duncan W. Alderson
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300001427
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780758292766
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Magnolia City / Duncan W. Alderson
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300001427
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780758292766
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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