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Beth Norvell A Romance of the West   By: (1858-1923)

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Beth Norvell A Romance of the West by Randall Parrish is a captivating novel that takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the untamed Wild West. Set in the late 1800s, it is a thrilling tale of adventure, love, and redemption that will leave enthusiasts of the genre craving for more.

The story revolves around the strong-willed and fearless protagonist, Beth Norvell. Raised in high society, Beth finds herself drawn to the lure of the untamed West when a family tragedy strikes. Determined to seek solace and purpose in the rugged frontier, she embarks on a daring journey that tests her limits both physically and emotionally.

Parrish's vivid descriptions effortlessly transport us to the vast landscapes of the American West. From the majestic Rocky Mountains to dusty small towns, readers are immersed in a world of danger and opportunity. The author's meticulous attention to historical detail is evident, as he paints a realistic picture of the challenges faced by settlers and the turbulent atmosphere of the era.

One of the novel's greatest strengths lies in its well-developed and relatable characters. Beth Norvell herself is a fascinating blend of vulnerability and resilience, defying societal expectations and stubbornly following her own path. The supporting cast is equally compelling, with Parrish expertly weaving their stories into the narrative, further enriching the overall reading experience.

The romance element in this western masterpiece is delicately depicted, grounding the story with a heartfelt emotional connection. Beth's relationship with the rugged cowboy, Jack Curtis, adds depth and complexity to the plot, as their love faces numerous obstacles, including rivalries, betrayals, and a clash of their opposing worlds. Their chemistry is undeniable, and readers will find themselves rooting for their blossoming love amidst the chaos of the frontier.

Parrish's pacing is skillfully balanced, gradually building suspense and keeping readers hooked until the very end. The intense action sequences, gunfights, and horseback chases are masterfully written, delivering a palpable sense of danger and excitement. The tension is ever-present, keeping readers on the edge of their seats, while the underlying themes of honor, duty, and the pursuit of a better future provide a thought-provoking backdrop.

In conclusion, Beth Norvell A Romance of the West is a compelling and authentic western novel that captures the spirit of the American frontier. Randall Parrish's impeccable storytelling, well-researched historical backdrop, and multi-dimensional characters create an immersive experience that will leave readers yearning for more. Whether you are a fan of westerns or simply appreciate a well-crafted tale, this book is a must-read.

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BETH NORVELL

A Romance of the West

by

RANDALL PARRISH

Author of "When Wilderness Was King," "My Lady of the North," "Bob Hampton of Placer," Etc.

With Frontispiece in Color by N. C. Wyeth

[Frontispiece: The woman never changed her posture, never seemed to realize the approach of dawn; but Winston roused up, lifting his head to gaze wearily forward.]

A. L. Burt Company Publishers New York Copyright A. C. McClurg & Co. 1907 Entered at Stationers' Hall, London All Rights Reserved Published September 21, 1907 Second Edition October 5, 1907 Third Edition, October 10, 1907 Fourth Edition, December 2, 1907 Fifth Edition, December 12, 1907

CONTENTS

I A CHANCE MEETING II OUT WITH A ROAD COMPANY III A BREAKING OF ICE IV A NEW DEAL OF THE CARDS V IN OPEN REBELLION VI THE "LITTLE YANKEE" MINE VII A DISMISSAL VIII "HE MEANS FIGHT" IX THE FORCE OF CIRCUMSTANCES X A NEW ALLIANCE XI HALF CONFIDENCES XII THE COVER OF DARKNESS XIII TWO WOMEN XIV UNDERGROUND XV THE PROOF OF CRIME XVI A RETURN TO THE DAY XVII A COUNCIL OF WAR XVIII THE CONFESSION XIX THE POINT OF VIEW XX THE GAME OF FOILS XXI UNDER ARREST XXII THE INTERVENTION OF SWANSON XXIII A NEW VOLUNTEER XXIV AN AVOWAL OF LOVE XXV THE PROOF OF LOVE XXVI BENEATH THE DARKNESS XXVII THE SHADOW OF CRIME XXVIII ACROSS THE DESERT TO THE END XXIX THE SUMMIT OF SUCCESS XXX THE MISSION OF A LETTER

BETH NORVELL

A TALE OF THE WEST

CHAPTER I

A CHANCE MEETING

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