The Alamo Bride is book seven in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. I’ve read all of them so far and they just keep getting better and better. I’m also learning American history in a fun way that was so dull in school. I appreciate each author’s research into the history of our country and how they incorporate it into what Kathleen Y’Barbo calls “bent history”. She uses real facts and sometimes has to bend them just a tad to fit them into her fictionalized storyline. But it does not take away from the actual truth of what happened.
Ellis Valmont lives in the territory that will eventually be Texas but is currently occupied by Mexico. The year is 1835. She and her family live in a war zone minus her father and older brother who are involved in the fight for freedom. She comes across a soldier that has washed up on her shore in a boat. He has several gun shot wounds that are life threatening. With the help of her mother and two younger brothers they place him in their barn and start caring for him. He is pretty out of it but mumbles things in his distress that do not make sense but are written down by Ellis. She is not sure if he is on their side or a spy. Come along as Clay begins to heal and eventually he and Ellis wind up at the Alamo in search of her brother that has been captured by the enemy. They meet several on their journey along the way and are constantly wondering if they are friend or foe while cannon fire is part of the background noise.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.