The Secret of the Storm Country

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The Floating Press, Oct 1, 2012 - Fiction - 440 pages
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In the sequel to the popular novel Tess of the Storm Country, readers find out about the struggle that the star-crossed lovers are forced to face after the first blush of romance wears off. From opposite sides of the socioeconomic tracks, Tess and her beloved Frederick elope in secret and vow to start their life together -- until a downward spiral of unforeseen consequences threatens to overtake them both.
 

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Contents

Chapter I The Squatter Folk
6
Chapter II The Coming of Andy Bishop
14
Chapter III Tessibel Meets Waldstricker
27
Chapter IV Tess and Frederick
38
Chapter V A Gossip with Satisfied
45
Chapter VI Waldstricker Makes a Proposal
53
Chapter VII Waldstricker and Mother Moll
66
Chapter VIII Tessibels Marriage
73
Chapter XXVIII Young Discovers Andy
253
Chapter XXIX The Vigil
261
Chapter XXX Sandy Comes to Grief
272
Chapter XXXI Waldstrickers Threat
280
Chapter XXXII Helens Message
286
Chapter XXXIII Hands Stronger than Waldstrickers
292
Chapter XXXIV Love Air Everywhere the Hull Time
301
Chapter XXXV Boy Skinner
308

Chapter IX The Musicale
81
Chapter X A Victim of Circumstances
92
Chapter XI Frederick Intimidated
103
Chapter XII Making Ready for the Warden
111
Chapter XIII Sandy Proposes to Tess
122
Chapter XIV The Wardens Coming
129
Chapter XV The Search
138
Chapter XVI Tessibels Secret
148
Chapter XVII Tessibels Prayer
164
Chapter XVIII A Letter
173
Chapter XIX Its Answer
181
Chapter XX Madelene Complains to Ebenezer
191
Chapter XXI The End of the Honeymoon
199
Chapter XXII The Repudiation
203
Chapter XXIII The Quarrel
212
Chapter XXIV Waldstricker Interferes
219
Chapter XXV The Summons
224
Chapter XXVI The Churching
229
Chapter XXVII Daddy Skinners Death
244
Chapter XXXVI Deforrest Decides
314
Chapter XXXVII The New Home
322
Chapter XXXVIII Dinner at Waldstrickers
331
Chapter XXXIX Father and Son
339
Chapter XL Husband and Wife
347
Chapter XLI Tessibels Discovery
354
Chapter XLII A Mans Arm at the Window
362
Chapter XLIII Sandys Job
370
Chapter XLIV Sandys Visit
377
Chapter XLV Andy Vindicated
381
Chapter XLVI Sandys Courting
391
Chapter XLVII Waldstrickers Anger
403
Chapter XLVIII The Sins of the Parents
414
Chapter XLIX Tessibel and Elsie
426
Chapter L Tessibels Vision
440
Chapter LI The Christmas Guest
449
Chapter LII The Storm
457
Chapter LIII The Happy Day
463
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