At Play in the Promised Land (Paperback)
|Author: Diane Noble|
|From California's rugged Big Valley to the false glory of the silver screen, one family struggles to save its heritage in this third and final installment of "California Chronicles".|
From the Publisher:
Determined to save her family home from creditors, a young and naive Juliet runs off to New York City with her five younger sisters, seeking her fortune as a star of silent films. Original.From California’s rugged Big Valley
to the fleeting glory of the Silver Screen,
one family struggles to save its heritage.
AT PLAY IN THE PROMISED LAND
California Chronicles, 1915–1923
In the final installment of her sweeping trilogy, The California Chronicles, award-winning author Diane Noble follows the descendents of the original rancho families into the Twentieth Century. Once again, the California of yesteryear comes to life through three unforgettable characters…
JULIET ROSE DEARBOURNE ... From childhood she has planned to leave the dull land of her ancestors. When tragedy strikes the family, care of Juliet’s younger sisters doesn’t thwart her desire to run away to New York. Her journey to stardom on stage and in silent film is swift, but the price of fame is dear.
CLAY MACGREGOR ... A private detective and part-time stunt flyer for the flickers, Clay is hired by Aislin Dearbourne to track down her missing grandchildren. An easy job. Or so he thinks…until he meets the single-minded Juliet and her five lively siblings.
SULLIVAN "SULLY" DEARBOURNE ... Captured by a primitive tribe, Juliet’s brother Sully finds himself in the Brazilian jungles fighting for his life and for that of their father, Quaid Dearbourne.