Top Quote With the release of N. E. Brown and S. L. Jenkins' third book in the Galveston, 1900, Indignities series, readers can now read the entire trilogy. End Quote
  • Dallas, TX (1888PressRelease) January 31, 2014 - Galveston: 1900: Indignities, Book One: The Arrival, by N.E. Brown, and S. L. Jenkins, is an exalted, heart-stirring work of fiction. It starts as Anna struggles to reconcile a tragic past and an uncertain future in Galveston, Texas. She has lost her husband, son, and a daughter. She decides it is time to leave Sandgate, England with her oldest daughter, Catherine.

    Anne attempts to start a new job at the Grand Opera house with disastrous consequences. The scheming begins after David Brooks gets her the job, and decides he has a ruse of his own. He is absolutely loathsome, and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. He could be classified as a modern day Jeffrey Dahmer. Their personal story, the early growth of Galveston, turn of the century crime and investigations, and the brewing hurricane that will wipe out much of Galveston are backdrops to a heartfelt story that includes love, murder, work ethics and values, different social classes and opportunities. The story develops into a tale of lasting friendship, pure love, betrayal, unending suspense, and tragedy.

    While there are so many ways that you could praise this novel, character development has to be one of the strongest. The central characters are all intricately fascinating. Catherine, in particular, is a most interesting figure; she's uniquely creative, empowered, and the one with the most integrity.

    Book Two, The Aftermath, continues with the difficult struggles of Catherine Merritt who tries to make a new life for herself but unfortunate circumstances moves her to Beaumont, Texas, at the turn of the century where oil is discovered at Spindle Top. Surviving life at the mercy of a mad man and bearing two children alone gives her a strong will to overcome her indignities.

    Book Three. The Atonement, intricately weaves her past into her present and she is forced to move to Rosenberg, Texas, where she serves as the town's new doctor. The three books are a literary fiction that paints a picture of early Texas and the lives of people that tried to make sense of it. The story is distinctly imagined, thoroughly researched and a brilliantly plotted series.

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