Format:Kindle EditionI love Historical Novels. This book is a great read and opens up our fight for Texas as no other has. Because I have met the author and it is based on her family history, it makes it even more enjoyable.
From the Author
Inspired by the characters, who were my ancestors, I tried to bring them back to life by imagining what they were like, and how they lived.
The Stockmans were borderers, living on the very edge of civilization in 1806 when they moved even farther west, and into Spanish Texas. For the next thirty years, they suffered tragedy and triumph as world events conspired to make their lives a misery.
I spent almost two years in Texas libraries, reading every book on Texana, and found the family mentioned in many of them. I also found mention of them in documents kept by the Spanish when they ruled Texas, so I started to get picture of the kind of people they, and a handful of other hearty souls, must have been.