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The Gods of Newport by John Jakes

The Gods of Newport (2006)

by John Jakes

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I was intrigued by the idea of a novel set in the elaborate culture of Newport RI during it's heyday, but this turned out to be a good idea that wasn't realized. The characters are flat and unbelievable, and the ending doesn't have the comeuppance that is alluded to during the entire course of the book. ( )
  Darth-Heather | Aug 1, 2016 |
After reading the North & South trilogy, I expected more from this story. It was a cheesy romance novel with a predicable story line and ending. ( )
  cbrown1000 | Apr 4, 2016 |
Predictable historic romance but it got me primed for my Newport visit. ( )
  nljacobs | Jan 19, 2016 |
Not his best. Predictable ending. Expected more, but I will pass it on to my reading friends. ( )
  Joanne53 | Aug 15, 2015 |
Badly written, badly read. ( )
  Athenable | Jan 10, 2014 |
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In the late nineteenth century, Newport, Rhode Island-with its giant marble mansions, lavish dinner parties, and vicious social climbing- is a summer playground of the very rich. Into this rarefied world comes infamous railroad mogul and robber baron Sam Driver. He wants his beautiful daughter to have the best Newport has to offer-even if that means breaking all the rules...

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Determined to secure entry into the elite social circles of late nineteenth-century Rhode Island, former robber baron Sam Driver enlists the help of a pair of social gadflies but finds his efforts complicated by his daughters dangerous romance with an impoverished young Irishman.… (more)

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