Galveston, 1900, Indignities, The Arrival
By: N. E. BrownA 15 year- old English girl is orphaned shortly after arriving at the Galveston port in 1898. She is stalked by a drifter who wants her for himself. Romance, danger and fleeing a dangerous man wanted for several murders challenges her livelihood and future. All of this is happening while the city of Galveston is unaware of the devastation from a monstrous hurricane in 1900 that is brewing in the gulf, killing thousands.
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Book DescriptionAfter arriving in Galveston, Texas, from England, at the turn of the century, a young courageous fifteen year-old girl old, Catherine Eastman must face a new life in an orphanage after her mother is murdered by a drifter shortly after they arrive.
The drifter, David Brooks, has his own dark past and a passion for prostitutes and beautiful women and often leaves them dead. A young man, ten years older than Catherine, gets permission to marry her and take her from the orphanage on her sixteenth birthday. Love and passion ignite as the two fall in love. Brooks' next conquest is Catherine, and after he abducts and violates her, he is caught and sent to a prison farm. All of this is happening while the city of Galveston is blithely unaware of the devastation that waits in the near future. By 1900, a monstrous hurricane is brewing in the gulf that will kill thousands and threaten to wipe the city off the map forever.
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