About Culpepper Manor in City of Bryan Texas, is a news story about a man’s search for his long-lost brother. A manor is a place where the rich and famous town gathers for parties and social events. It is also where one family dines on the big day and where the bride and groom walk down the aisle. It is also where the man who was adopted as a baby arrives and meets his new family. I found the manor quite fascinating, and the book made me wish I’d written it.
The novel starts in 1875, just after the Civil War. The war has divided the place into two parts, leaving its southern half (present-day Bryan) in ruins. Culpepper is a widower with his wife, Ida, when they adopt a young boy from a low-income family, Ed, after his brothers Sam and John.
In the present, Sam and John are living in Texas. They live near the coast, and both enjoy fishing and sailing. But when Sam accidentally leaves his father’s gold coin in a box, it brings him back to the present and back to Culpepper. They run a boarding home for girls, called The House of Miracles, and their son, Frank, is the best man at the wedding. Things are going well, but when John is drafted into the army, Frank must leave town – for good.
Meanwhile, Sam has met an attractive girl named Anna. He invites her over to his house, and when she arrives, he kisses her without even breaking his promise to his father. But things go awry when Anna discovers that Sam is having an affair with another woman. Things get worse when John gets killed in battle, and Sam must learn how to move on with his life – while helping Anna escape from the man who killed his father.
I enjoyed the characters in this novel very much. There were exciting twists, and it was exciting to see how John would react if he found out that Sam was cheating on him. I also liked how the author wrote descriptively. There were many details, and the descriptions were so vivid that they kept me reading. I am also pleased that I could relate to the story so well and that I was able to enjoy the story so much.
Bottom line: This is a fast, exciting read that will keep you entertained. The story is action-packed and exciting. I recommend this to people who like historical fiction, adventure, romance, and mystery. If you don’t care for any of those genres, or even if you don’t think they apply to your story, then this is an excellent book for sure. “About C Culpepper Manor” is a perfect choice for a read!
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