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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Deep In The Heart By Gilbert Morris: A book My Texas History Teacher would have made us read.

Deep in the Heart (Lone Star Legacy #1)

I was born In Philadelphia but raised in Houston and LaPorte Texas.I consider all these cities my hometowns because I love the history that surrounds them. I enjoy reading books that are set in these states as it makes me feel a bit closer to home now that I live in IL. This book in particular brought back lots of memories of studying Texas history in school.Going to school in Texas we were required to take Texas history in which we studied about the Alamo and the battle of San Jacinto and Santa Anna,Sam Houston, William Travis and of course Stephen Austin. All these fascinating men helped my home state become and independant. I had a Texas history teacher who was Spanish and she was passionate about the history of Texas when we were in her class we lived and breathed the Battle of the Alamo. These men became real during our one hour class. Our field trip to The San Jacinto Monument was steeped in small history lessons. We were taught to be proud of our State's struggle to to be in dependant. Something that I will never forget is Mrs Campo's passion to teaching Texas history reading the first book is like taking a step back in to Tex history for me. She would be proud to see a series like this So I am dedicating this post to her for all her hard work as a history teacher and for her love of the State of Texas


Jerusalem Ann is a woman who will take whatever life gives her. But when her home in Arkansas Territory is threaten by the bankers she wonders if her husband will make it home in time to save the house.Then mysterious man named Clay rides in to save the day. Clay finds himself protecting another man's family. Jerusalem has had enough of Her husband Jake's absence from the family and decides to head of to Texas and make  a new life for her family.When the arrive in Texas they encounter The legendary Jim Bowie , hear Stories of Stephan Austin and the infamous Santa Anna. Clay and her Son Brodie end up serving in the Battle of the Alamo and become allies with Sam Houston and Davy Crockett. Together the struggle for their dream of Texas becoming a Independant state.

My Thoughts: This is one of the best books I have read on the History of Texas. historical characters in the story really came to life and I grew to actually care about them and see them as real human beings as opposed to Pictures I remember seeing in my Tex. History book. Mr Morris has captivated me with this series and once again made me proud to be from Texas. There are two more books in this series and I can not wait to get them and find out what happens to everyone.

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Post on Romancing History

I have been trying to figure out how to connect the new posts on the Romancing  History blog
So I could share with you all the interesting historical romances I have been reading lately.  It never occured to me to create a button and link it to the new posts. Here is the button that I will be using when I post a new review which fall under Historical Romances.  I just posted a new review  and I hope you stop by and take a look around.