By N.G. Neville
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GRIPPING, HORRIFYING TALE WITH A REMARKABLE HEROINE. BASED ON TRUE
A tale of survival against the backdrop of the early pioneering era of the American West.
Our girl, Betsy Roberts, is kidnapped and abused. Getting caught up in the evil, murderous activities of the notorious Harpe brothers, Micajah and Wiley Harpe - The Terrible Harpes, Betsy’s story becomes entwined with their’s. Unwillingly at first, but there is no escape as she becomes complicit in their heinous crimes.
Find out how, through extraordinary courage and sheer determination, not only did she survive this truly appalling experience, but she went on to prosper. Showing the true grit that strong women embody, she created a successful business and family dynasty.
But at what cost?
Roberts’ is a tale of incredible survival in the early American
West. The story is set in the early pioneering era of late 18th and
The central character, Betsy Roberts, was kidnapped as a young teenage girl, then was caught up in the evil, murderous activities of the notorious Harpe brothers, Micajah and Wiley Harpe who became known as “The Terrible Harpes”. Gradually in order to survive, Betsy later became a perpetrator, unwillingly at first, but later complicit in their heinous crimes, even murdering some of their victims herself. The novel describes how she survived this truly appalling experience as part of the Harpe “family”.
Part 2 of the book describes how she escaped with her young son Joshua, from her home in Lexington, Kentucky after murdering her husband. Betsy then embarked on a long, treacherous journey full of amazing exploits, new characters, and places in western America. Arriving in New York City she created a successful business and family dynasty in this new burgeoning, exciting city. This she did through her extraordinary courage and determination – but at a cost!
- ASIN: 1838075232
- ISBN: 978-1-8380752-3-1
- Geoff Burke - Editorial Assistant