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Reader's Digest Condensed Books: Journey / Killer's Wake / Lady of No Man's Land / Grass Roots
Reader's Digest Condensed Books Journey / Killer's Wake / Lady of No Man's Land / Grass Roots Author:Jeanne Williams, Bernard Cornwell, James Michener, Stuart Woods Journey: Gold fever swept the world in 1897. The chance for untold riches sent thousands of dreamers on a perilous trek toward their fortunes, failures, or deaths. Follow four English aristocrats and their Irish servant as they misguidedly haul their dreams across cruel Canadian terrain toward the Klondike gold fields. — Killer's Wake:&... more »nbsp; John Rossendale, 28th Earl of Stowey, is a 30-ish semi-rebel who has escaped his nasty, impoverished family by bumming around the world in his sailboat Sunflower . He returns to England in time to receive a maternal death-bed curse and then, before he can get away again, is embroiled in a search for the ''Stowey Van Gogh.'' Stolen years ago (John was a suspect), the lost family heirloom is lusted after by a mega-rich tycoon. To provide for his only nice sibling, the retarded Georgina, Rossendale agrees to help find the Van Gogh, which is being held for ransom, and to give it to the tycoon. Rossendale also succumbs to the charms of the tycoon's step-daughter (herself a contessa) and thinks about settling down. But first there's a mystery to solve and perils to face, culminating in a foggy duel in dangerous Channel waters.
Lady of No Man's Land: Fortified with pride, determination and an iron will, and fiercely protective of her younger sister, 17-year-old Swedish immigrant Kirsten Mordal arrives orphaned and penniless in Dodge City in 1884. When her sister dies, Kirsten takes her new sewing machine and makes her way through No Man's Land, a lawless strip of territory stretching from Kansas to Texas, where she sews stylish dresses for the women living in the isolated area. She travels with her loyal protector and companion, a half-breed named Blue. The tenacious duo cope admirably with blizzards, floods, and even the disconcerting discovery of an orphaned baby girl in the prairie. The panoramic story also is peopled with snarling vigilantes, handsome, polite outlaws and sturdy pioneer women.
Grass Roots: Centered on a sensational murder trial, a Senate campaign, and a virulent white supremacist group.« less