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The Furies
The Furies | John Jakes
The Kents saga expands as its first heroine takes center stage in the relentless struggle to build the family dynasty Opening twenty-two years after the events of The Seekers, John Jakess fourth Kent Family novel spans the blood-soaked era of Americas relentless expansion into the West. Amanda Kent, daughter of Gilbert Kent and Harriet Lebow, is one of the few women to escape the massacre at the Battle of the Alamo. Uncommonly brazen and focused, Amanda seeks to make a new life for herself by restoring the Kent family name. Her efforts to build a dynasty take her to northern California, just in time for the Gold Rush. Her passion and determination during these frenzied years make The Furies an exhilarating page-turner. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the authors personal collection.
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I‘m using this for both today and yesterday‘s prompts. It‘s not exactly a #PennyDreadful nor does it have traditional #Swashbucklers, and it‘s even not terribly old. Published in 1976, it‘s fly leaf declares, “Without blood there is no remission of sin!” introducing an epic tale of family, vengeance, gold, Clipper Ships, and the Alamo. My mom kept very few paperbacks, so it clearly made an impression.

#OldCoolBooks #swashbucklers #pennydreadful

Samplergal I remember that book. Well reading it. I can‘t remember what the heck it was about but we all passed those around. 2y
CoverToCoverGirl I read the entire series in the early 80‘s when it was fairly new, my how times flies. The first book in the series had a very scandalous title, for the time, back in 1974. 2y
ReadZenRites Oh my 😱😂My mother read such salacious material! 😂 2y
Linsy 😆 Love these comments! 2y
GarthRanzz I read these back when, another series taken from my mom‘s shelf. I enjoyed the (now cheesy) TV miniseries adaptations too. 2y
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