1929 (Book One-Jonathan’s Cross)by M.L. Gardner

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Book Description

Publication Date:January 7, 2011
Jonathan Garrett has just lost everything. He and his two best friends were operating one of the top brokerages in New York City until the stock market crash of ’29. With nothing but the clothes on their backs, these men must start over. Renting a shabby apartment from a business rival with his eye on tormenting Jonathan, they begin to rebuild as best they can. Their wives struggle to make the best of their situations, each coping in her own way. They begin to make friendships that promise to last a lifetime. As the jobs become fewer and danger is at their backs, the stakes get higher for these men to find a way out. Their current poverty, their respective pasts, and their own struggles all threaten to ruin them. With hope, close friends, and a lucky twist of fate, they escape the city just in time. They return to their hometown of Rockport Massachusetts to begin a new life. Living modestly, and faring better than the friends they left behind in the city, they begin to think things are taking a turn for the better. But tragedy is never far behind…
The book is the first in a trilogy by author M.L. Gardner and promises to be the must read book for historical fiction fans everywhere. Irish character accents in this book are intentional. They are not typos.
Review –
My husband read this book before me and said I needed to read it. Now, we don’t like the same type of books at all so I was skeptical but I told him I would and I did.   I loved it. in fact, after the tears stopped and I could see again I immediately bought the next in the series and read it too. It was superb.  The writing in both books is so descriptive that it’s like you are there on the streets of New York and later in Massachusetts and the dialogue is great. I wish I had the audio version so I could have heard the irish brogues.  This is a great series and I WILL be following it to the end.
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