Betty Zane is the story of the first settlers in the Ohio Valley, and their fight for survival during the Revolutionary war. The British have organized and incited the various eastern tribes to attack American 'Rebels' in this lesser know theater of the war. Betty is a fiery beauty, who's quest for romance with Alfred Clarke is interrupted time and again by Indian raids and battles. In an unexpected twist, it is Betty, who turns the tide at the final battle of Fort Henry. Inspired by the life and adventures of his own great-great grandmother, Betty Zane was Zane Grey's first novel. This and the other two books in the 'Ohio River Trilogy' his are considered some of Grey's best work.