A Northern Gentleman by Lane Everett #BookReview
Handsome and quick-witted Drucker May is miserable in the privileged life that he leads working at a bank in Atlanta.
So he runs away.
He wants to find what it is that he’s really supposed to do with his life and he wants to have a good time doing it. Because the year is 1890, the people who he meets after he leaves Atlanta have no easy way to find out who he really is, allowing Drucker to reinvent himself in each stop that he makes along the way to California.
As he travels, he explores late 19th century America as well as his own identity – both real and mistaken – all while solving a mystery, falling in love and getting caught up in a wild west caper gone awry.
This story isn’t just a rollicking ride from one town and one mistaken identity to the next, though. It’s the tale of a man trying to strike a balance between his responsibility to his family and his desire to be his own man. Alternately moving and laugh out loud funny, A Northern Gentleman chronicles the adventures that unfold when one man decides to leave his boring desk-work behind to seek out the life he’s meant to lead and to find that special something that his life has been missing.
A Northern Gentleman by Lane Everett is a very entertaining story. I was totally enthralled the with whole book. The story about Drucker May (How did the author come up with his name?) he is the son of the bank president and of course his father was grooming him to be the bank president. Drucker had other ideas. He didn’t like working in the bank, he wanted to get out of there and find more out of life. He decided to leave Atlanta and go to Boston to see if he can find his governess. Somehow he ended up on the wrong train. He seems gullible but wants to have a different life then his parents. So now he is on the wrong train going to the wrong town, he ends up in Clayton, Arkansas. He is mistaken for a Pinkerton Detective which Drucker didn’t deny. When he is done there he gets on the train and ends up in Austin. He seems like he is a likable person and his looks also must have make he appear friendly. When his time is up he is going to California but ends up in Jerome, AZ. (I have been to Jerome a few times. Interesting and active ghost/mining town.) Well he is gullible and this story is interesting. He eventually gets to Southern California.
I found the characters to be real and felt that the author did a great job of developing them. I was intrigued and wanted to know how the story ended. Of course I had to read the whole book. I love reading historical fiction. I also love the fact that the author stated at the end that this is a historical fiction and some parts are taken from history. I really like it when an author adds that disclaimer. I thought the author’s use of the real history for the time period, late 1800’s was an added plus.
if you love reading historical fiction and enjoy an adventure this is a awesome book to read.
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I rate this book with Five Stars *****
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About the Author
Author Lauren Tanick Epshteyn, using the pen name Lane Everett, has nurtured a life-long love of the written word. At 10 years old she knew that someday she wanted to be a New York Times best-seller. A voracious reader, Lauren loves American Historical fiction, making it easy and interesting to research the 1890’s for her debut novel A Northern Gentleman.
The novel follows Drucker May who abandons his privileged life, embarking on a series of adventures allowing him to reinvent himself at every stop while searching for the life he’s always longed for and discovering the man he’s meant to be.
Her writing has been formed through writing education attained through Brown University (Providence, RI) creative writing courses, plenty of writing on the topic of American Government during her undergraduate education at Georgetown University (Washington, DC) and plenty more writing on the topic of American Business History, her chosen field of concentration for her MBA at NYU (New York, NY)
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