K. Lyn Kennedy

Author of Multigenre Romance

An American Dynasty

An American Dynasty
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An American Dynasty is the story of one family’s rise from the extreme poverty of the Great Depression to a dynasty of wealth and politics.

They are a family filled with empathy for their fellow countrymen as Jack Gilbert struggles with the paradoxes of the Great Depression: “Why are people hungry when there is enough food for everyone? Why are so many people without shelter when we can provide shelter for everyone? Why is there such an abundance of ignorance when we have the ability to educate everyone?”

They are a family of lust: “…they realize they are naked in a business office on a Sunday morning. Mary epitomizes the moment by getting up from the sofa and dancing naked around the office. Jack is in hysterics.”

They are a family of extreme passion: “Is that how you see me, a suckling on my breast? Is that your vision of a woman’s role in your idyllic society? Well, I certainly don’t want any part of it.”

They are a family that knows death: “He sees one more German still alive…he raises his arm with the pistol in his hand and shoots him twice in the head.”

They are a family fearful for their country’s future: “He has one final thought before entering politics. Freedom is not lost, it is stolen, and the thief is absolute wealth.

Excerpt:
Joshette parts her legs and tells Jack to hurry. Jack lowers her onto the desk and pulls her gently to him. Afterward, they go to the Colonial Hotel for dinner and drinks, but are relatively silent.

“You don’t need to make excuses for my behavior, Jack. I wanted sex, and you were in a position to give me what I wanted.”

“But I felt more than animal gratification.” He smiles a naughty smile, then continues, “I think we’re going to have to do this again.”

“You are an attractive man, a man that every woman wants, but you are still a man.”

For the next two days Jack and Joshette discover passion like nothing either has experienced. Jack isn’t this close to his own wife.

Forced to leave his French lover following the war, Jack returns to California and forms the Gilbert Industries Corporation, firmly entrenched in war profiteering, and becomes a millionaire before the age of thirty. When his uncle is killed, he inherits the man’s wealth and purchases an extravagant house in the Hollywood Hills. As new wars begin, the Gilberts become even wealthier, and Jack’s idealist beliefs all but vanish. After all, it is some of his businesses that manufacture weapons for war. But when his son goes to war, he is torn. He knows the horrors of war, and thoughts of his French lover that he left behind long ago begin to haunt him.

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