About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y'Barbo

ABOUT THE BOOK

A Series for Lovers of History, Adventure, Romance, and Ancestry

Will Ellis Lose All at the Alamo?
Ellis Valmont finds a man in New Orleans Grey unconscious on Valmont 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?

Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo.

More in the Daughters of the Mayflower series:
The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1620 Atlantic Ocean (February 2018)
The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1725 New Orleans (April 2018)
The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep – set 1760 during the French and Indian War (June 2018)
The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1774 Philadelphia (August 2018)​
The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear – set 1794 on the Wilderness Road (October 2018)
The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – set 1814 Baltimore (December 2018)
The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1836 Texas (February 2019)

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT


The Alamo Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #7)The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y'Barbo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This new book in The Daughters of the Mayflower series features a redheaded, green eyed heroine who is stubborn, adventurous and fiercely loyal, a hero who has lost his memory, and the threat of war as the Texas Republic strives to gain independence from Mexico. This effort would end shortly after the Battle of the Alamo and this is Kathleen Y'Barbo's fictional account of events leading up to this seige. Much of The Alamo Bride relates Ellis Valmont's efforts to help a wounded stranger recover from serious injuries and try to determine if he is friend or foe. Clay Gentry has lost his memory and often, in his unconscious mumblings, he speaks of war, an important meeting and a day in November. Ellis initially mistrusts him so even as she works to save his life, she also writes down everything that she hears. What follows is a story filled with uncertainty, adventure, and learning to trust. There is also a developing romance between Ellis and Clay as they work together to find her missing father and brother.

I enjoyed reading Ellis's ability to treat other people's ailments with herbs and plants and she is often referred to as "the healer". She is also very devoted to her family and very proud that she is a 'spitting image' of her great-grandmother, Maribel Cordova, the young girl who eventually wed Jean Luc Valmont and became The Pirate Bride in the second book of The Daughters of the Mayflower series. I find it fitting that both of these books were written by the same author. I also appreciate that the Valmonts are very strong believers who trust that God will guide them and protect them. In several instances, after they have escaped serious injury or misfortune, they are heard remarking that there was no luck involved, just God himself working. "The Lord takes care of us in His own way. If we manage to have something go our way, we figure it is His way".

'Remember the Alamo" is the saying made popular in 1836 and in this book Kathleen Y'Barbo reminds readers why this is such an important part of our United States history. I recommend The Alamo Bride to anyone who enjoys Christian historical fiction.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.


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