Thursday, June 30, 2016
Review: A Northern Gentleman by:Lane Everett
About the Book:
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.
Drucker May seems to have it all together for a man his age, so why in the world would he ever want to risk it by traveling across the country in search of himself?! Well this book isnt set to modern day it is in the late 1800's so life then was way more difficult than it is now. He couldn't just create an new online identity. But in many ways it would be easier for him because he would leave no trace behind.
Drucker comes across things that he himself never imagined and with all his quirks and all his surprises he learns a lot about himself on this journey, more than he even could comprehend. Wow! What a ride!
This book being the debut noel for the author turned out to be a lot of fun. The author was very well researched and had a strong story line as well as rich characters that held my interests. A great book!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.