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February 29, 2016


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A Northern Gentleman

One man, five lives, and an unforgettable adventure through 19th century America.
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A Northern Gentleman
Title: A Northern Gentleman
Author: Lane Everett
Publisher: Senior Prospect Publishing Co.
Publication Date: July 15, 2015
Format: eBook / Paperback (US Only) / PDF – 298 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction

 DRUCKER MAY is quick witted, charming, and handsome,
but his life is missing something.
The only thing harder than finding the missing piece
is figuring out what was missing in the first place.
(from back of book)

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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.

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 L. Everett

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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Setting:  Historical Fiction in 1890's.
I found A NORTHERN GENTLEMAN to be very interesting and thought provoking step back in time.Drucker May uproots his life in Atlanta and moves cross country on an adventure that will give you the feeling you are back in 1890. Very realistic without being going over board.
Drucker May isn't being truthful as he takes one identity of a character and uses it, then takes on another.  Disposable identities.
Maybe he is being as honest as Drucker May can be. These different characters let him encounter people from all sides of life that he wouldn't encounter by being Drucker May. The author, Ms. Everett, has written a debut novel that is fast paced and interesting. As you turn each page you will find surprising things happening and you won't want to wait to read another page. You, the reader feel as though you are on the adventurous journey with Drucker May.Drucker May is not happy with his life in Atlanta even though he is the privileged son of a banker. He's only 25 years old. He's searching to find his reason for being. As he goes on his journey, he changes.  He finds himself and his purpose for being. The author adds a little humor in with her detailed descriptions of the 1890's.
You are there. You are living life in the 1890's. I found the book so easy to read.  It wasn't bogged down with too much description, just enough. Grab a copy and as you read, stop and think about why you are here in this world.  Follow Drucker May on his journey and follow his adventures and discoveries.I'd like to read another book by this author.Is there going to be one?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Lane Everett and PUYB for my unbiased review.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.
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1 comment:

Kathleen Higgins-Anderson said...

Thank you for hosting the tour. - Kathleen Anderson, PUYB Tour Coord.