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Jamie Pyke, the son of a land owner and a slave who we first met in author Kathleen Grissom’s novel The Kitchen House, escaped his origins and established a career and a life in Philadelphia. There, he passes in white society, keeping his parentage to himself. When his closely guarded secret is challenged by love, by loyalty to a friend, and by the strength of a promise, he returns South, facing rejection and worse—the dangers of the Underground Railroad. Grissom doesn’t just continue the story of her previous novel; she also maintains the suspense and the excellent balance of story and character. Glory over Everything works as a stand-alone, but true fans will love it as a sequel to her first book, beloved by book clubs all over the South.