BOOK Worthy Brown's Daughter

DOC µ READER Worthy Brown's Daughter æ JOHNSCYCLINGDIARY ↠ ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Worthy Brown's Daughter By Phillip Margolin ❤ – Known for his critically acclaimed contemporary thrillers New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin explores intriguing new territoS scheming to murder Benjamin Gillette Oregon's wealthiest businessman When Gillette appears to die from natural causes Sharon Hill produces a forged contract of marriage and Tyler must decide if he will sacrifice his reputation to defend that of the woman who inspired his irrational obsessionAt Worthy's trial Matthew saves Worthy by producing a stunning courtroom surprise and his attempt to stop the deadly fortune hunter ends in a violent clim Sadly disappointed in this Oregon historical fiction Loosely based on a true story of a slave who is emancipated and whose child is not released by the wealthy land owner so the fight for her release ensues I was hoping for a less Harleuin Romancey story complete with its light sex scenes rape and pimps in a whore house In all it was too pat for me and there were too many sub plots that got checked off in the last few short chapters check check check ok good I'm done Oh PS of course the last paragraph was a setup for a seuel Meh

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Reed slave rescue his fifteen year old daughter Roxanne from their former master a powerful Portland lawyer Worthy's lawsuit Worthy Brown's Kindle sets in motion events that lead to Worthy's arrest for murder and create an agonizing moral dilemma that could send either Worthy or Matthew to the hangmanAt the same time hanging judge Jed Tyler a powerful politician with a barren personal life becomes infatuated with a beautiful gold digger who i Inspired by real legal cases Worthy Brown's Daughter is set in Oregon in 1860 There are two concurrent but unconnected plots which are linked by Matthew Penny a young lawyer In the first Worthy Brown is a former slave who enlists the aid of Penny to free his teenaged daughter from their former master The second involves a circuit judge and the richest man in town who are both brought low by the scheming prostitute Sharon Hill This is a novel and interesting setting for a book I know nothing about Oregon's history and this book was a very entertaining introduction to its society and legal system Don't worry the trials are not boring at all There is also a charming non sappy love story All of the characters were well developed and acted in a believable manner Matthew Worthy and his daughter were particularly appealing characters I thought there were some giant holes in the final legal argument but I still found the ending very satisfyingI received a free copy of this book from the publisher

Phillip Margolin â Worthy Brown's Daughter DOC

Worthy Brown's DaughterKnown for his critically acclaimed contemporary thrillers New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin explores intriguing new territory in Worthy Brown's Daughter a compelling historical drama set in nineteenth century Oregon that combines a heartbreaking story of slavery and murder with classic Margolin plot twists One of a handful of lawyers in the new state of Oregon recently widowed Matthew Penny agrees to help Worthy Brown a newly f My sincere thanks to Harper Collins for giving me the opportunity to read this before publication I'd recommend Worthy Brown's Daughter to reader's looking for a good historical novel that explore the themes of women grieving slavery and justice Margolin sets his story in mid 1800 Oregon an area that he is familiar with and one that he can comfortably and expertly depict I was immediately drawn into the story by its first chapter always a good signAs not to spoil the story for you I'll leave out some details but suffice it to say that Matthew finds himself practicing law in Portland His clients are the poor farmers of this region likely to pay him in produce or trade as in cashFirst case we're privy to involves a man Clyde Lukens accused of stealing 200 from a guest at the town's inn Some would hang him without a trial but this is not Matthew's form of Justice Sharon Hill the woman claiming that she was robbed is of uestionable character and Lukens dubs her a jezebel Matthew agrees to take Clyde on as a client I'll not tell how this works out but Hill and her morals continue to be a pertinent part of the story Matthew's character is now set in our minds He is approached by Worthy Brown whose daughter Roxanne learns of the new constitution of Oregon which abolishes slavery Worthy asks his owner Barbour do set them both free Barbour refuses but eventually agrees that if Worthy works for him one year he'll let them go When the year is up Caleb Barbour reneges on this promise orders Worthy off his property and refuses to let Roxanne leave Worthy wants Matthew to bring Barbour to court and get freedom for his daughter What I likedThe Brown vs Barbour case and whether justice will be served for all our citizensThe setting and description thereofMargolin's rendering of the timesA love story that I've told you nothing aboutThe many moral dilemmas presented made me thinkI liked the characters but their speaking voices and sometimes even their thoughts fell flat for me With a realistic dialog this would have been a superior book As I stated in the beginning if you like historical fiction and the subject of justice then Worthy Brown's Daughter might fit the bill for you One thing which may or not make the final cut as my read was from an uncorrected proof but I so loved the dedication that I'd like to share it For Doreen who was with me when I started Worthy Brown's Daughter and is still in my heartMargolin's wife Doreen Stamm also a defense attorney died from cancer in 2007