1929 Jonathan's Cross - Book One (The 1929 Series)
This is the first book in the epic 1929 Series. 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... show more
This is the first book in the epic 1929 Series. 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...Reading the series in order: 1929 Jonathan's Cross - Book OneElizabeth's Heart - Book Two1930 Aryl's Divide - Book ThreeDrifter - Book Four M.L. Gardner Works in Progress include: Purgatory Cove Book Five1931 Caleb's Err - Book SixSimon's Watch Book SevenA 1929 Christmas Special (Release date November 10th,2013) Reclaiming Katie Other books by M.L. Gardner:Simply, Mine Short Stories from 1929
Publish date: January 7th 2011
Pages no: 470
Edition language: English
Series: The 1929 Series (#1)
At this writing, there are 637 reviews on Amazon. I don't know how much more I could add but I will give it a brief attempt. My comment about so many reviews is that I cannot fathom how 11 reviewers could only give this fine book of historical fiction only 1 star. I am delighted to come across thi...
Novel focuses on 3 childhood friends and their wives as they transition from wealthy to poor due to stock market crash. The book uses entirely too much modern dialogue - while the crash was due, in part, to "creative accounting" that was not a term used in 1929. Overall the story dragged on and ju...