Saturday, January 23, 2016

Glory Over Everything, Beyond The Kitchen House




I just had to share this with you all because I am so excited.  As you may remember, I absolutely LOVED The Kitchen House (My Review Kitchen House).  My ROC MOM bookclub read it so long ago.  However, I could never get the book out of my head.  So I reached out to the author Kathleen Grissom and started emailing with her every few months.  She would always give me an update regarding her next book and promised me an advanced copy.

Imagine my surprise when I got a package that contained Glory Over Everything inside.  I have two more books that I need to read, but have been carrying Glory Over Everything around for a week.  I want to crack open the cover SO, SO, SO badly.

Also, Kathleen sent out an email, so I thought I would share it with you all.  Kathleen is just too cool for words!  Keep a look out for my review.  I will post it as soon I am finished!

A note to all of my wonderful blogger and bookclub friends:

Along with sending my best wishes for 2016, I want to thank each of you for your incredible support of The Kitchen House. Over the past few years, I have been truly overwhelmed with gratitude with all of the notes I’ve received, book club invitations extended, and the genuine connection you have made with me and the Kitchen House characters. I truly feel blessed.

With your enthusiasm and encouragement spurring me on, I have now completed my second novel, Glory Over Everything, set to be released April 5, 2016 and I simply can’t wait for you to read it and to hear what you think!

In this second book, it is 1830 and we find Jamie, Belle’s son from The Kitchen House, assuming a secret identity, living the life of a wealthy aristocrat in Philadelphia society, passing as white. Compelled by a promise he made to the man who saved his life when he was a runaway slave, Jamie is led back to Virginia, down to North Carolina and finally into the complex twists of the underground railroad and the Great Dismal Swamp.

What made the publication of The Kitchen House so special for me were the personal conversations that I had with so many of you during our book club meetings. You shared so openly with me how the characters touched you. I often felt that we shared a family history. So now, I present to you Jamie and his extended family in Glory Over Everything. I hope you will love them as much as I do.

Always, with deepest gratitude,

Kathleen

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