J.R. Strayve, JR.
The seeds of this novel started rumbling around in Strayve’s imagination decades ago. He says, “Whenever I read
Braxton’s Century came to life after Strayve suffered an accident in 2016 and was only able to work part-time as a financial planner for an extended period. Fatigued and weakened by illness, he passed out while working out at a gym where he regularly exercised. After the accident it took a few months to regain his strength, so he would go for long walks to exercise and refocus his thoughts. He says that during those walks in the inspiring beauty of San Diego where he lives, he reverted to the “daydreaming, window-gazing, wildly imaginative” days of his youth which gave birth to Prince Braxton.
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This Epic novel follows a British aristocrat from birth in 1866 until his 100th birthday in 1966. As a young boy, he is surrounded by the rarefied world of his fictional royal family. Prince Braxton is born at the family’s palatial country estate and grows up in the fabulous Renaissance House chateau in London.
Protagonist Prince Braxton is typical of classic 19th Century romance stories. He is brilliant, strikingly handsome, talented, and ambitious. At an early age, he travels Europe eventually creating a vast financial empire. Braxton’s wife is the Grand Duchess Valentina.
While in Imperial Russia, he develops mines and oil wells for the financially floundering Imperial family. He also acts as