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The Hollow of Her Hand   By: (1866-1928)

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George Barr McCutcheon's novel, The Hollow of Her Hand, takes readers on a captivating journey through the trials and tribulations of love, deceit, and redemption. From the first page, the intriguing storyline draws readers in, giving them a sense of anticipation that lasts until the very end.

The novel introduces us to a fascinating cast of characters, each with their own unique personalities and secrets. The protagonist, Kate Warner, is a strong-willed and independent woman who finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance with John Schuyler, a charismatic but mysterious man. As their relationship evolves, McCutcheon skillfully navigates the complexities of love and trust, offering readers a glimpse into the depths of human emotions.

One of the standout aspects of the book is the author's ability to create rich and vivid descriptions of the settings. Whether it is the bustling streets of New York City or the serene landscapes of Europe, McCutcheon transports readers to each location with flawless precision. The attention to detail not only adds depth to the story but also enhances the overall reading experience.

Moreover, the author skillfully weaves a web of deceit and intrigue, keeping readers guessing and engrossed in the plot. The twists and turns throughout the narrative are unexpected and well-executed, ensuring that the book remains unpredictable until the very end. Every revelation leaves readers eagerly turning the pages, desperate to uncover the truth hidden within the pages.

Additionally, McCutcheon's prose flows effortlessly, making it easy to lose oneself in the story. The dialogue between characters is authentic and engaging, capturing the essence of their relationships and emotions. From tender conversations to heated arguments, the words spoken by each character are impactful and serve to further develop their individual identities.

However, amidst the thrilling storyline and compelling characters, there are moments where the pace of the book slows down. While these instances may offer necessary background information or reflection, they occasionally disrupt the otherwise gripping narrative, suppressing the reader's momentum.

Overall, The Hollow of Her Hand is a captivating novel that combines romance, mystery, and drama in an enchanting tale. McCutcheon's ability to create complex characters and intricate storylines shines through, providing readers with an immersive experience that will linger in their minds long after turning the final page. This is a must-read for anyone seeking an enthralling journey into the depths of love and redemption.

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Charles Aldarondo, Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team.

[Illustration: "The black pile is mine, the gay pile is yours," she went on, turning toward the sleeping girl]

THE HOLLOW OF HER HAND

By GEORGE BARR McCUTCHEON

CONTENTS

I MARCH COMES IN LIKE THE LION

II THE PASSING OF A NIGHT

III HETTY CASTLETON

IV WHILE THE MOB WAITED

V DISCUSSING A SISTER IN LAW

VI SOUTHLOOK

VII A FAITHFUL CRAYON POINT

VIII IN WHICH HETTY IS WEIGHED

IX HAWKRIGHT'S MODEL

X THE GHOST AT THE FEAST

XI MAN PROPOSES

XII THE APPROACH OF A MAN NAMED SMITH

XIII MR. WRANDALL PERJURES HIMSELF

XIV IN THE SHADOW OF THE MILL

XV SARA WRANDALL FINDS THE TRUTH

XVI THE SECOND ENCOUNTER

XVII CROSSING THE CHANNEL

XVIII RATTLING OLD BONES

XIX VIVIAN AIRS HER OPINIONS

XX ONCE MORE AT BURTON'S INN

XXI DISTURBING NEWS

XXII THE HOLLOW OF HER HAND

XXIII SARA WRANDALL'S DECISION

XXIV THE JURY OF FOUR

XXV RENUNCIATION

CHAPTER I

MARCH COMES IN LIKE THE LION

The train, which had roared through a withering gale of sleet all the way up from New York, came to a standstill, with many an ear splitting sigh, alongside the little station, and a reluctant porter opened his vestibule door to descend to the snow swept platform: a solitary passenger had reached the journey's end... Continue reading book >>




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