The Winning of Barbara Worth

The Winning of Barbara Worth

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by Harold B. Wright
     
 

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Harold Wright was a best-selling American writer of fiction, essays, and non-fiction during the first half of the 20th century. He was the first American author to sell a million copies of a novel and the first to earn a million dollars writing fiction. The Winning of Barbara Worth is a western romance in which the marriage of the adopted daughter of the leading…  See more details below

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Harold Wright was a best-selling American writer of fiction, essays, and non-fiction during the first half of the 20th century. He was the first American author to sell a million copies of a novel and the first to earn a million dollars writing fiction. The Winning of Barbara Worth is a western romance in which the marriage of the adopted daughter of the leading citizen of a Colorado River town is threatened by the mystery of her birth. An excerpt from the beginning reads, "With a crash the heavy brake was set. The team stopped. As the driver half rose and turned to look back he slipped the reins to his left hand and his right dropped to his hip. With a motion too quick for the eye to follow the free arm straightened and the mountain echoed wildly to the loud report of a forty-five. By the side of the road in the rear of the wagon a rattlesnake uncoiled its length and writhed slowly in the dust. Before the echoes of the shot had died away a mad, inarticulate roar came from the depths of the wagon box. The roar was followed by a thick stream of oaths in an unmistakably Irish voice. The driver, who was slipping a fresh cartridge into the cylinder, looked up to see a man grasping the back of the rear seat for support while rising unsteadily to his feet."\

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ISBN-13:
9781458704917
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant
Publication date:
12/09/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
882,562
File size:
508 KB

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Winning of Barbara Worth 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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I could't figure out how and what was going on. Had to archive it.
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Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not get past the first two pages of a book that has been very poorly edited if at all.
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Contrary to the description this story does NOT take place in Colorado. It takes place in SW Arizona (Rubio City in the book is Yuma, Arizona) and the Imperial Valley of California and is about the first great reclaimation project in the Imperial Valley. The flood at the end of the book actually happened and created California's Salton Sea.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this story took awile to get going, it was a rewarding and informative tale about the reclaimation of the 'Hollow of God's hand' desert, and the life of the child who was found there. I highly recomend this book to anyone who wishes for good wholesome reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was more about reclaiming the desert than it was about the orphaned girl. It was interesting to learn about the trials and tribulations of building homes, utilities and businesses in the west and about the dishonest businessmen who would take everything from the settlers with no regret. Overall it was an interesting book, but I had thought from the overview that it would be more about the life of the girl.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hola senoirs en senoiritas. Coma estas en brian.