SEATTLE . . . A raw sea town inflamed by the news of gold in Alaska and set on a bold new course for the future. SEATTLE . . . Where the Peersens, a hardy immigrant family, lost its father when he became a victim of rapacious corruption. Where his wife was left to build a business empire. And where his son sought the power to avenge him. SEATTLE . . . Where beautiful young Sarah Whiting rebelled against her background of privilege to give her heart and hand to young Tryg Peersen, a man who at first fought all that her family represented, and then, with iron will and burning ambition, rose to the position his wife was born to. SEATTLE . . . A magnificent saga aflame with all the tumultuous drama and adventure, love and lust, and stirring excitement of a family seeking its destiny in an era of greed and glory on America's most westward frontier. ///////////////////// Charlotte Paul (1916-1989) led a life marked by the pursuit of numerous careers -- news editor, wife, back-to-the-lander, freelance writer, mother, novelist, rural newspaper proprietor, memoirist, parole board official -- and usually several of these at once. Having lived mostly in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, she wrote as her final novel the epic family saga "Seattle," set in the great city of her home region.
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BOOKS BY CHARLOTTE PAUL PHOENIX ISLAND. One lonely island, one tidal wave, nine survivors . . . Part techno-thriller, part romance, part wilderness survival story, part utopian novel, this most popular novel of Charlotte's sold over a million copies in the late 1970s and 1980s. SEATTLE. Epic tale of a Scandinavian family, their struggles, and their loves, in historic Seattle. Charlotte's last novel. GOLD MOUNTAIN. Pride and passion on the frontier of Washington state in the 1880s. Based on true stories of pioneers in the Snoqualmie Valley. WILD VALLEY (originally THE CUP OF STRENGTH). A follow-up to GOLD MOUNTAIN, with new faces and old, based on more true stories of Snoqualmie Valley pioneers. HEAR MY HEART SPEAK. An inspiring story of redemption for a young veteran suffering the emotional scars of war. Charlotte's first novel. A CHILD IS MISSING. A thriller inspired by and building on the Lindbergh kidnapping. THE EYE. A supernatural thriller about the memory that comes with an eye implant. MINDING OUR OWN BUSINESS. Charlotte's lighthearted memoir of rural newspaper ownership in Washington state's Snoqualmie Valley in the 1950s. AND FOUR TO GROW. Charlotte's less lighthearted but equally candid sequel to MINDING OUR OWN BUSINESS.From the Inside Flap:
PROPRIETY AND PASSION Tryg Peerson -- strong, tough-minded, self-made, making his own living from the age of twelve, going through law school against all odds, climbing the political arena to wreak vengeance for past wrongs to his family, taking as his wife a woman who once had seemed so far above him, and taking as his mistress a woman of fiery sensuality who would stop at nothing to possess him. Sarah -- the wife who yielded to Tryg's ambition and desire, became part of his fiercely loyal family, but could not resist the virile, magnetic man in her past who had taken her innocence in a moment of unforgettable ecstasy and now came back into her life to awaken the fire that smoldered within her. A man, a woman, a family -- bound together in a spellbinding saga as powerful and passionate as the dreams and realities that made America . . . SEATTLE
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Book Description Signet, 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110451146441
Book Description Signet. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0451146441 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1102302