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JOYCE WHEELER. Goodbye, Belvidere. Tate Publishing. 270 pages; paperback, $20.99, tatepublishing.com.

Set on the Dakota prairies from 1898 to 1907. Goodbye, Belvidere is the first of a trilogy that will extend to the mid 1930s. Follow CJ Crezner as he trails cattle to western South Dakota in 1898. He discovers opulent grasslands, new friends, and a blue-eyed blonde who captivates him. CJ has his own secrets, talents and opinions on homesteaders. And progress, people and trains come to the prairie, welcomed or not.