27. May 2011 · Comments Off on Internet Review of Books – Daughter of Texas · Categories: Uncategorized

Jack Shakely, (the author of a fascinating historical novel about the Civil War among the Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma) just posted a very nice review of Daughter of Texas at the latest  Internet Review of Books post:

” … There is very little that is conventional in this time-machine of a book about the dawning of Texas. Even the Alamo is, as they say in the movies, just off-screen. … But the revolution and revolutionaries of Texas in the 1830s are very present in Margaret’s life. After she marries her beloved schoolteacher, Horace (Race) Vining, they both become entangled in the Texas War of Independence, which begins as distant thunder and becomes a raging firestorm that will consume their home, their possessions, and one of Margaret’s brothers before it reaches its scorched-earth conclusion …”

I have been told to expect other reviews in the next week or so – links and excerpts to be posted on the review page, as soon as I have them!

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