The story of a young pioneer girl who settled in Gonzales, Texas, just in time for the revolution. There is a spirit of vigor and courage in Texas. It inspired the early settlers, and it unified them during rough times. That spirit of determination rallied the men who defended the Alamo and fortified the volunteers who followed Sam Houston to San Jacinto. In 1831, Sydnie Gaston’s family had that spirit. Like many other families, they left the comforts of their home in the United States to brave the wilds in what was then Mexico. They settled in a village on the Guadalupe River and were soon swept up in the hardships of pioneer life. They overcame Indians and nature, and they helped to fight in a war against a deceitful government. Sydnie was one of many authentic women who fought for a better life in what became the Republic of Texas. And it all started with the Spirit of Gonzales.More info →
It is the story of Ben Loch, a Confederate veteran and the son of a redneck farmer, and Annie Kingsley, the daughter of an upstairs maid and the plantation owner. She was the personal slave of her half sister until June 19, 1865, when Texas slaves learned of their freedom.More info →
In the first century, Channa’s stepfather gives her to her maternal great-uncle Avram to raise. Avram is known to be a peculiar, perhaps dangerous, man. His wife Yael cannot speak. Nevertheless, they are kind to Channah and teach her how to care for sheep. When her stepfather unexpectedly announces her betrothal to a Jerusalem tanner, the girl is forced to leave the only home she knows.
Channah looks forward to a loving husband, but soon learns she is to be Enos the tanner’s second wife. The beautiful first wife is barren, and she resents her youthful rival. Channa struggles to adjust to marriage and city life, cherishing the hope of someday having her own child to love.More info →
This stirring tale of survival and hope chronicles the journey of two friends from the horrors of World War II to a quest for athletic mastery. Boudreaux and Johnny try to overcome their post-war bitterness with the help of new friends and an antique golf club. Did golf save them, or did they save golf?More info →
The story of the progeny of patriot Adam Mitchell, who fought during the American Revolution at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina, on March 15, 1781. Now in Tennessee shortly after statehood, Adam's daughter Peggy matures into a confident woman courted by British nobility. Adventure, intrigue, romance and tragedy are woven into the story of the first generation of Americans.More info →
Peggy Mitchell, haunted by memories of war, grows up in Jonesborough, Tennessee during the tumultuous early years of the nation's existence. An independent young woman, she is courted by Andrew Jackson and has a freed slave for a best friend. Together with her younger siblings (her surrogate children and students), she takes on renegade Indians, highwaymen, and the hardships of an untamed land.More info →
The Mitchells just wanted to be left alone to farm their land, practice their faith, and raise their family. But their response to the extraordinary circumstances of frontier life, politics, and war made heroes of these ordinary citizens. Adam fought the British, while his mother, wife, and children endured deprivation and danger on the family farm in the midst of the battle.More info →