Philip Moore has lost his family fortune–and thus his girl–in New York City. Heading west to find riches and win back the object of his affection, Philip finds himself unexpectedly charmed by the unrefined but beautiful daughter of sawmill owner David Wilde. Can Philip and Alice overcome the obstacles– a raging river, brush fires, a tornado, and an attempt on Philip’s life by Alice’s scorned suitor–that plague their courtship?
Alice Wilde: The Raftsman’s Daughter, a classic dime novel by Metta Victor, was first published in 1860 by the extremely popular publishing house of Beadle & Adams. Victor’s many fans were delighted by this heart-wrenching story of love and loss–just as suspenseful now as it was in the mid-nineteenth century.