Glorious

Glorious

Large Print - 2014
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New York Times-bestselling author of The Last Gunfight, Jeff Guinn turns his eye for evocative detail and history to a sweeping novel of the Old West, weaving a compelling tale of life in the Arizona Territory in 1872.

We've all got mistakes in our past we'd rather forget.

Cash McLendon has always had an instinct for self-preservation, one that was honed by an impoverished childhood and life with an alcoholic father barely scraping by on the streets of Saint Louis in 1872. He's always had a knack for finding and capitalizing on the slightest opportunities, choosing the path of financial security over happiness or real friends. He eventually builds himself up from a Saint Louis street urchin to the son-in-law and heir apparent to industrial mogul Rupert Douglass. Though it lacks passion, his life seems securely set: a wife, a career, property, standing.

But when tragedy strikes, all of his plans and his entire future dissolve in an instant. McLendon's instinct for survival kicks in; he flees Saint Louis, and Douglas assigns his enforcer, an ominous skull-cracker with steel-toed boots, to track him down.

With nothing to lose, McLendon attempts to reconcile with an old flame--a woman he was nearly engaged to but put aside in exchange for the life now in shambles. He heard through the grapevine that she and her father moved their dry-goods store out west, to a speck-on-the-map mining town named Glorious, in the Arizona Territory. There, McLendon tries to win her back, and in the process discovers a new way of life at the edge of the final American frontier. But he can't outrun his past forever. . . .
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
Edition: Large Print edition.
ISBN: 9781410469915
1410469913
Characteristics: 613 pages ;,23 cm.

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carl1951 May 06, 2016

Edited: I just found the apparent sequel to this book called Buffalo Trail.......supposed to p/u right where Glorious left off. Hopefully this will wrap up the "non" ending to the Glorious book.

carl1951 Apr 12, 2016

I thought this was a great read............until..................I got to the end. It wasn't an "end" at all! It could very well have been just the end of a chapter, because it left me hanging as to what happens next. There was no "finish" to it. The author left me wondering how the story will end, because it surely didn't end with the last chapter of the book. Very disappointed.

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