Author: Kathleen Y'Barbo
Genre: Historical Romance
Will Ellis Lose All at the Alamo?
Ellis Dumont finds a man in New Orleans Grey unconscious on Dumont property in 1836. As his fevers rage, the man mutters strange things about treasures and war. Either Claiborne Gentry has lost his mind or he’s a spy for the American president—or worse, for the Mexican enemy that threatens their very lives. With the men of her family away, Ellis must stand courageous and decide who she can trust. Will she put her selfish wants ahead of the future of the republic or travel with Clay to Mission San Jose to help end the war?
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
I have been reading the Daughter's of the Mayflower series from the beginning, and The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y'Barbo is the seventh book in this eighteen book series.
Ellis Dumont finds Clay Gentry unconscious and bleeding badly from bullet holes. As the story progresses, we learn more about Clay and his mission, and as he rambles incoherently with a raging fever, Ellis writes down everything that comes out of his mouth. Which leads her to worry about where his loyalties lie - with Mexico or Texas?
Being Canadian, I didn't know much about The Alamo. I didn't know why it was important or what happened there. I did not know that Texas had to fight for its freedom from Mexico which makes this story very intriguing given the times we live in.
I did like that the two main characters seemed to live by the same belief system, trusting that if God allowed something bad to happen, He could then turn it around for their good. Both characters also seemed to cherish the same Scripture verses which made their growing interest for each other (even though Clay couldn't remember who he was) sweet.
While this book is in a series, I have found that it (along with all the other books in the series) can be read as a stand-alone. If you like romance and history, you will enjoy this latest addition to the series.
This book was provided courtesy of Barbour Publishing.