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A sweeping, sumptuous debut that evokes the turmoil and drama rippling through the history of the Lone Star State, Magnolia City is a story of love, greed, jealousy, and redemption, brought to life through the eyes of its unforgettable heroine.

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Houston in the 1920s is a city of established cotton kings and newly rich oil barons, where the elite live in beaux art mansions behind the gates of Courtlandt Place. Kirby Augustus Allen, grandson of the Allen brothers who founded Houston as a real estate deal, is grooming his daughter Hetty to marry Lamar Rusk, scion of the Splendora oil fortune. Instead, at the No-Tsu-Oh Carnival of 1928, beautiful, rebellious Hetty encounters a mysterious man from Montana dressed in the gear of a wildcatter—an outsider named Garret MacBride.

Hetty is torn between Lamar's lavish courtship and her instinctive connection to Garret. As Lamar's wife, she would be guaranteed acceptance to the highest ranks of Houston society. Yet Garret, poor but powerfully ambitious, offers the adventure she craves, with rendezvous in illicit jazz clubs and reckless nights of passion. The men's intense rivalry extends to business, as rumors of a vast, untapped ocean of oil in East Texas spark a frenzy that can make fortunes—or shatter lives and dreams beyond repair.

"Narrator Dan John Miller has a smooth, pleasant vocal quality that is wonderful for this book's anecdotes about Texas during this time period. His male voices are interesting and fitting." ---AudioFile

"Alderson's debut novel plays like smooth jazz." ---Harper's Bazaar

"Masterfully written, this story of oil, love, and family will grab you by the heart and not let you go." ---Maria V. Snyder, New York Times best-selling author

Magnolia City

Author Duncan W. Alderson

Narrated by Dan John Miller

Publication date Jul 8, 2014

Running time 15 hrs 16 min

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