Book Review: Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom

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“I know it doesn’t seem right, but I guess his fear of getting caught was bigger than anything else. I suppose I did the same thing last night. My fear just took over.”He sniffed loudly before he turned to me. “And what was you so afraid of?”he asked.

Kathleen Grissom, author of The Kitchen House, returns with the story of James Pyke. Glory Over Everything explores what it means to survive and the lengths one will go to protect another.
James is now a wealthy man in Philadelphia with a substantial household and respected career. When a man from his past shows up begging a favor, James is obligated to agree- he made this man a promise for keeping his deepest, most life-altering, secret.
Pan is a boy with a vivacious, curious spirit and a thirst for knowledge that can only be hindered by one thing- he is a black child growing up in America in the early 1800’s.
Brought together by circumstance, James and Pan are kindred spirits. Their bond is tested when a foolhardy mistake threatens Pan’s well-being and tests James’s integrity. Wrought with uncertainty and battling self-preservation James sets out on a journey that could expose everything he has worked so diligently to conceal.
Glory Over Everything is a compelling story about what it means to risk it all in order to do what is right. Though set in a much earlier time-period this is a must-read for those who loved The Help and The Secret Life of Bees.

Intrigued? Buy the book here.

Read voraciously.

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A review copy of this title was provided via Netgalley.

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