Green City in the Sun [NOOK Book]

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A magnificent saga of two proud and powerful families—one British, one African—and their battle over Kenya’s destiny in the twentieth century.

In 1917, Dr. Grace Treverton arrives in Kenya, determined to bring modern medicine to the African natives. Her brother, Sir Valentine Treverton, has his own dream for the British protectorate: to establish an agricultural empire to rival any in England. The aspirations of the wealthy Trevertons collide ...
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Green City in the Sun

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Overview

A magnificent saga of two proud and powerful families—one British, one African—and their battle over Kenya’s destiny in the twentieth century.

In 1917, Dr. Grace Treverton arrives in Kenya, determined to bring modern medicine to the African natives. Her brother, Sir Valentine Treverton, has his own dream for the British protectorate: to establish an agricultural empire to rival any in England. The aspirations of the wealthy Trevertons collide with those of the Mathenge tribe, an African family that has lived on the land for years. Grace soon finds a deadly rival in Mama Wachera, an African medicine woman who fights to maintain native traditions against the encroaching whites. After Wachera curses the Trevertons, a series of tragedies threatens to destroy what the once-great family fought to create. But the fates of future generations of these two remarkable families are inextricably bound.
A bold and brilliant achievement, Green City in the Sun brims with all the drama, violence, and fierce beauty of the Kenyan landscape.


Praise for Green City in the Sun:

“A reader-pleaser in every way.” —Phyllis Whitney, New York Times bestselling author
“Barbara Wood brings the beauty of the African landscape I know and love stunningly alive.” —Barbara Taylor Bradford, New York Times bestselling author of A Woman of Substance
"From page one, I knew I was in the company of an accomplished storyteller. Barbara Wood has written an enthralling saga, packed with memorable characters and rich detail. Treat yourself and read it." —John Jakes, New York Times bestselling author

"A master storyteller. She never fails to leave the reader enthralled." —Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, author of A Woman of Independent Means

“An accomplished storyteller.” —John Jakes, New York Times bestselling author
 
“Wood shows herself a wizard at juggling action and romance, maintaining the momentum and sparkle of both.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Wood makes her fiction come alive with authentic detailing and highly memorable characters.” —Booklist

“Barbara Wood is an entertainer.” —Washington Post Book World
 
“Wood crafts vivid sketches of women who triumph over destiny.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Entertainment fiction at its best.” —Booklist
 
“Wood creates genuine, engaging characters whose stories are fascinating.” —Library Journal
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014482431
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company KY
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 616
  • Sales rank: 183,572
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

BARBARA WOOD is the international bestselling author of twenty-five acclaimed novels, including New York Times bestseller Domina. Her work has been translated into over 30 languages. Barbara lives in California.
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  • Posted November 20, 2012

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    Loved this book!

    Loved this book!

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    I read this book MANY years ago. I loved it so much that I reme

    I read this book MANY years ago. I loved it so much that I remembered the name of it. It was one of those books that just really stands out from the rest. I also like The Clan Of The Cave Bears, I love historical fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2006

    wow

    This is my favorite book of all time. Absolutely wonderful story telling. Very hard to put the book down. Ms. Wood's characters are very real.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2002

    Fabulous Book!

    I was lucky enough to go to Kenya this summer and read this while I was there. It is a must for anyone travelling (or who has already been) to Kenya. It is a great historical novel with romance thrown in. I was daunted by the size initially but I couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2001

    One of my favorite books!

    Wow, is this book good! It combines all of the great things a book needs! Action, romance, tradgedy, history, and fiction. It starts out in Africa during the early 1900's and makes it's way to the late 1980's. It starts out with a set of families (one African, one British) and tells about their lives and how these racial seperations effect their families, friends,and love lives! I recommend this book to ANYBODY. It's awesome! Who couldn't like it? :)

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