Imaginary Brightness Set at the dawn of the glamorous Gilded Age this story unfolds the inner turmoil of a family that once had all the trappings of money and will do anything to get it back This saga re imagines the li

  • Title: Imaginary Brightness
  • Author: SheilaMyers
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Set at the dawn of the glamorous Gilded Age, this story unfolds the inner turmoil of a family that once had all the trappings of money, and will do anything to get it back.This saga re imagines the lives of an American railroad tycoon Dr Thomas Durant and his family, clawing their way back from the brink of bankruptcy after the Panic of 1873 While Doc Durant has ambitionSet at the dawn of the glamorous Gilded Age, this story unfolds the inner turmoil of a family that once had all the trappings of money, and will do anything to get it back.This saga re imagines the lives of an American railroad tycoon Dr Thomas Durant and his family, clawing their way back from the brink of bankruptcy after the Panic of 1873 While Doc Durant has ambitions to develop the Adirondack wilderness, his offspring, William and Ella, fight to control their own destinies Their artistic leanings and ill fated love interests threaten to derail their father s plans.

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    1. I read this book because I am totally enamored with Lake Raquette and the Adirondacks in general, and wanted to learn more about the famous Durant family. As I should have suspected, there is much more tabloid-style gossip than historical fiction to this book, so I came away with little understanding beside the knowledge that it was William the son who built the lodges and camps rather than Dr. Durant the father. That part was interesting to me. It was amazing that Dr. Durant kept this project g [...]

    2. An insight into the Durant Family.I bought this book at the General Store in Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks in July ,2015. I will turn 90 in November and my 4 children decided to each spend a week with me at our cabin on the Raquette River near Tupper Lake that was built in 1971 but not completely finished. As a young Family we had enjoyed Camping at Eighth Lake,Golden Beach,Corey's at Indian Carry with the Whittum Family at Camp Hiawatha. We spent many hours visiting the Great Camps with Adir [...]

    3. Wonderfully done historical novel about the Durant family and their life in the Adirondacks alternating with a modern story about the same location. The author does a great job of weaving past and present together to create an engaging and entertaining story.

    4. This book is so full of tasty tidbits; I don’t know where to start. It’s an historical fiction in which the author adeptly juxtaposes two very interesting tales. In one, she shows the saga of Thomas Durant’s children, Ella and William, as their father unscrupulously uses the land in the Adirondack Mountains of New York during the late 1800s to amass the family wealth. The other is a modern love story, more than a hundred years later, between twenty-eight-year-old researcher, Avery, studyin [...]

    5. Disclosure: I won a free copy of this book from a giveaway. Hooray!!Imaginary Brightness by Sheila Myers tells the story of William Durant, the wealthy son of a railroad tycoon. His father wants to establish a new line in the Adirondacks even though the area is largely unsettled, except by a few Native Americans and rough mountain men. William must move to this wilderness and build a luxury base camp so his father can entertain investors and attract new settlers. Going into this book, I had nev [...]

    6. Adirondacks at it's best.Always history of any area is fun to read about. But in the stomping grounds of James Fenmore Cooper. Made this a must read . Great characters in this tale . Of families trying trying to build empires. I didn't care for past and current storylines. But well worth reading. You can judge your self.

    7. It took me quite a long time to read this book. I wanted to like it more than I did. But it just didn't have the pace I like. It dragged in parts and some of it was just simply boring. I liked the diary excerpts but could've done without the present day story line.

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