Duncan Alderson - MAGNOLIA CITY

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet St
77005-1451 Houston
Magnolia City Cover Image
ISBN: 9780758292759
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Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - April 1st, 2014

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

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.