Glory Over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House

Glory Over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House

Title:Glory Over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781476748443
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:365 pages

The latest New York Times bestseller from the author of the beloved book club favorite The Kitchen House is a heart racing story about a man’s treacherous journey through the twists and turns of the Underground Railroad on a mission to save the boy he swore to protect. Glory Over Everything is “gripping…breathless until the end” (Kirkus Reviews).

The year is 1830 and Jamie Pyke, a celebrated silversmith and notorious ladies’ man, is keeping a deadly secret. Passing as a wealthy white aristocrat in Philadelphian society, Jamie is now living a life he could never have imagined years before when he was a runaway slave, son of a southern black slave and her master. But Jamie’s carefully constructed world is threatened when he discovers that his married socialite lover, Caroline, is pregnant and his beloved servant Pan, to whose father Jamie owes his own freedom, has been captured and sold into slavery in the South.

Fleeing the consequences of his deceptions, Jamie embarks on a trip to a North Carolina plantation to save Pan from the life he himself barely escaped as a boy. With the help of a fearless slave, Sukey, who has taken the terrified young boy under her wing, Jamie navigates their way, racing against time and their ruthless pursuers through the Virginia backwoods, the Underground Railroad, and the treacherous Great Dismal Swamp.

“Kathleen Grissom is a first-rate storyteller…she observes with an unwavering but kind eye, and she bestows upon the reader, amid terrible secrets and sin, a gift of mercy: the belief that hope can triumph over hell” (Richmond Times Dispatch). Glory Over Everything is an emotionally rewarding and epic novel “filled with romance, villains, violence, courage, compassion…and suspense.” (Florida Courier).


    Glory Over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House Reviews

  • Elyse Walters

    Sooo GOOD!!!! JUST ....OH MY GOSH.....***SOOOOOO GOOD***!!!!!!Anyone who read "The Kitchen House", and found it hard to put down....(pre-civil war, set on a Southern plantation ....black slaves...with...

  • Angela M

    I jumped at the chance to read an advance copy of this book because of how much I loved The Kitchen House. I was so anxious to get this book that I requested it from two sources just to increase my od...

  • Jen

    I have always had a soft spot when it comes to slavery stories. They scream with emotion, of inhumanity, of savagery. Yet, they can also embrace with compassion and love. And although I detest they ha...

  • Candi

    "Where, then, did I belong? Was my birth an accident of fate, or was my life intended to have some purpose?"Jamie Pyke, fair-skinned son of a slave named Belle and a cruel master named Marshall, ran f...

  • Jaline - (on 2/3 hiatus)

    ”I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person now I was free. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven.” – Har...

  • Lori

    I really enjoyed this but not as much as The Kitchen House. I adored Pan and would love to see a follow up to his story down the road. This can be read as a stand alone novel but recommend reading, or...

  • Jennifer

    I truly enjoyed The Kitchen House and was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this book. Dare I say I this is a case where the sequel is better than the original?Told through the perspectives of ...

  • Britany

    I'm on a role with my ratings recently and this one is no different. I started reading it on my trip to CA, but couldn't get into it. Started it again once I was back and I couldn't put it down. Glory...

  • ?Karen

    Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for an egalley. I chose to listen to a finished audio copy.Jamie Pike from The Kitchen House is now James Burton, wealthy silversmith and artist of Philadel...

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)

    Even though this book is not due out until next April I just had to read it as soon as I was approved. I was granted an ARC of this novel from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I am a huge f...