The Prairie Bride; or, the Squatter’s Triumph

Tired of her controlling stepparents, headstrong heiress Annie Howard goes west and encounters a series of adventures–including a blazing prairie fire, a sinking riverboat, the kidnapping of her beloved servant, and, of course, romance.
When The Prairie Bride, a classic dime novel, was first published in 1869 by the extremely popular publishing house of Beadle & Adams, it was a best-seller. Western history fans will delight in the novel’s whimsical presentation of a claim fight over a homestead–perhaps even more charming now than it was in the nineteenth century.
It is with great pleasure that we bring this classic series of Beadle & Adams dime novels to a new generation. The themes of the American spirit and determination, of courage and bravery, and of friendship, love, and honor are timeless.

Myra, The Child of Adoption

Infant Myra is adopted by a wealthy couple and raised in a loving home, unaware of her true parentage and the deception that tore her biological family apart. But when Myra’s adoptive father is riled by her choice of suitor, he reveals the shocking secret of her birth, setting in motion Myra’s fight to regain her family honor and fortune.
Based on the life of Myra Clark Gaines, whose legal battle was one of the most sensational cases of the nineteenth century, this romantic tale is as suspenseful now as it was when it was first published in 1860.
It is with great pleasure that we bring this classic series of Beadle & Adams dime novels to a new generation. The themes of the American spirit and determination, of courage and bravery, and of friendship, love, and honor are timeless.

Alice Wilde: The Raftsman’s Daughter

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.