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Book Recommendation: House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke

Book Recommendation: House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke

 

House of the Rising Sun (2015) is novel number four of the Hackberry Holland series by New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke. This is another good book to add to your reading list. The author has written over thirty previous novels and two collections of short stories. Please use the links to learn more about the author and his books.

Books by James Lee Burke

 

House of the Rising Sun – From the website

The story of a father and son separated by war and circumstance…whose encounter with the legendary Holy Grail will change their lives forever.

“From its opening scene in revolutionary Mexico to the Battle of the Marne in 1918 to the bordellos and saloons of San Antonio during the reign of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, House of the Rising Sun is an epic tale of love, loss, betrayal, vengeance, and retribution that follows Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland on his journey to reunite with his estranged son, Ishmael, a captain in the United States Army.

After a violent encounter that leaves four Mexican soldiers dead, Hackberry escapes the country in possession of a stolen artifact, earning the ire of a bloodthirsty Austrian arms dealer who then places Ishmael in the crosshairs of a plot to recapture his prize, believed to be the mythic cup of Christ.

Along the way, we meet three extraordinary women: Ruby Dansen, the Danish immigrant who is Ishmael’s mother and Hackberry’s one true love; Beatrice DeMolay, a brothel madam; and Maggie Bassett, onetime lover of the Sundance Kid. In her own way, each woman will aid Hackberry in his quest to reconcile with Ishmael, to vanquish their enemies, and to return the Grail to its rightful place.”

 

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Comment balloon 21 commentsRoy Kelley • January 19 2016 09:04AM

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Good morning Roy. Need to start chipping away at my "to read" fiction list before it gets any longer! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 3 years ago

Thanks for the recommendation, Roy Kelley.

I mostly read non-fiction, but have been 'forcing' myself to expand.  Going back to re-read classic literature and even some more modern novels and mystery stories, too.

I'll put this one on my list! 

Posted by Robert Smith, SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan (Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com) over 3 years ago

This is the first non business book review I have noticed. Need to put it on the list for that vacation. 

Posted by Peter Mohylsky, Let me help you find your path to the beach. (PrimeSouth Properties) over 3 years ago

Thanks for the recommendation, Roy.  I hope to make some time to read this one.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 3 years ago

Good morning Roy. Thank you for the book recommendation. Have a good day.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 3 years ago

Hi Roy... what a great review... probably would not even have considered this book for a second without it.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 3 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments. Enjoy a good book or two this week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Peter Mohylsky 

I have recommended many novels. Search for Book Recommendation, Roy Kelley.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Good Tuesday morning Dolores and Roy. I shoot this link over to Mom.  "House of the Rising Sun" sounds like a good read for her.

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 3 years ago

OK now I am going to have the song in my head all day...thanks much!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 3 years ago

It is always good to hear from you. Have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Good Morning Roy Kelley 

Thanks for the book review. This one sounds exciting! I just love to follow the series of a great author and I see you do too!

These adventures in the RAIN are really appreciated!!!  

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 3 years ago

Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof 

Thanks for your kind words. Actually, I do not get many comments on most of my book recommendations. 

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Roy Kelley - there are those of us who appreciate it! Keep reading and writing in the RAIN! You influence people in the most positive way!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 3 years ago

Thank you Roy. Has the snow melted yet? ;)

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 3 years ago

Sounds like an exciting story Roy. I will check out House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke, you are quite the critic.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 3 years ago

Interesting.  I've never read a book by this author.  I will have to start.  Thanks for your recommendations.

Posted by Joan Dickie, Keller Williams Premier Realty (Keller Williams Premier Realty) over 3 years ago

Hi Roy.  I read at least two books a week but I don't come any where close to you and Dolores.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 3 years ago

Hi Roy Kelley ,  That sounds like a good plot to follow.  Thanks for the tip.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 3 years ago

This is another good book to add to my list of must reads. Just reading your overview I got wrapped up and want to know more about it.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 3 years ago

Thanks, again, for your comments and for your continued support.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

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