Glory over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House by Kathleen GrissomGlory over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Glory over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House

byKathleen Grissom

Paperback | March 15, 2018

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The latest New York Times bestseller from the author of the beloved book club favorite The Kitchen House is a heart racing story about a man’s treacherous journey through the twists and turns of the Underground Railroad on a mission to save the boy he swore to protect. Glory Over Everything is “gripping…breathless until the end” (Kirkus Reviews).

The year is 1830 and Jamie Pyke, a celebrated silversmith and notorious ladies’ man, is keeping a deadly secret. Passing as a wealthy white aristocrat in Philadelphian society, Jamie is now living a life he could never have imagined years before when he was a runaway slave, son of a southern black slave and her master. But Jamie’s carefully constructed world is threatened when he discovers that his married socialite lover, Caroline, is pregnant and his beloved servant Pan, to whose father Jamie owes his own freedom, has been captured and sold into slavery in the South.

Fleeing the consequences of his deceptions, Jamie embarks on a trip to a North Carolina plantation to save Pan from the life he himself barely escaped as a boy. With the help of a fearless slave, Sukey, who has taken the terrified young boy under her wing, Jamie navigates their way, racing against time and their ruthless pursuers through the Virginia backwoods, the Underground Railroad, and the treacherous Great Dismal Swamp.

“Kathleen Grissom is a first-rate storyteller…she observes with an unwavering but kind eye, and she bestows upon the reader, amid terrible secrets and sin, a gift of mercy: the belief that hope can triumph over hell” (Richmond Times Dispatch). Glory Over Everything is an emotionally rewarding and epic novel “filled with romance, villains, violence, courage, compassion…and suspense.” (Florida Courier).
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Kathleen Grissom now lives in Virginia, where she and her husband live in the plantation tavern they renovated. In addition to The Kitchen House, she is also the author of Glory Over Everything.
Title:Glory over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen HouseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.8 inPublished:March 15, 2018Publisher:TouchstoneLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1476748454

ISBN - 13:9781476748450

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fascinating Read This book is a good read. I could not put it down -- The author tells it from the perspectives of several different characters. It was a refreshing take on a novel set in the pre-civil war era -- where there are strong black characters. The book is so well written it draws the reader in from the first page.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great historical fiction I do prefer The Kitchen House more, but this was also a great read.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breath taking When I first began to read Glory over everything, I was immediately transported back to the days of the Kitchen House and the southern states during the days of slavery (the first book). I was unable to book this book down, looking to see what was going to happen next. There were many times when I would catch myself holding my breath when reading, feeling the same intensity of the characters. It is an inspiring novel that is written in such as way that it is beautiful and yet sad at the same moments. Highly recommend. Amazing read.
Date published: 2017-06-27

Editorial Reviews

Grissom’s lyrical storytelling is rich with period details, and the novel can be read as either a memorable standalone or a captivating sequel to The Kitchen House.