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Magnolia City

Alderson, Duncan W. (eBook - 2014)
Magnolia City
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"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."--
Authors: Alderson, Duncan W.
Title: Magnolia City
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York, NY :, Kensington Books,, [2014]
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Content Type: text
Media Type: computer
Carrier Type: online resource
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."--
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 0758292767
9780758292766
Statement of Responsibility: Duncan W. Alderson
Subject Headings: Texas Fiction Houston (Tex.) Fiction Nineteen twenties Fiction Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Fiction Petroleum industry and trade Fiction
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Topical Term: Nineteen twenties
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Petroleum industry and trade
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Alderson, Duncan W., author. Magnolia city 9780758292759 (OCoLC)853244713
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