Claiborne Gentry walked the streets of New Orleans, La. in 1836 with much on his mind. Mr. Gentry was a man of prominence whose grandfather was the notorious pirate, Jean Lafitte and his uncle, William C.C. Claiborne, the first man to serve as governor of Louisiana. Gov. Claiborne first came to Louisiana to facilitate the transfer of land according to the Louisiana Purchase. Mr. Gentry was also friends with many prominent political figures of the time, including Sam Houston and Andrew Jackson. Claiborne Gentry helped raise money for the benefit of the Texians ( residents of Mexican Texas) who were trying to gain independence from Mexico. He was in New Orleans, in route to deliver the funds in Texas when he was robbed and assaulted. The beautiful, Ellis Dumont finds Mr. Gentry and attempts to nurse him back to health. She then is faced with the important decision between the future of the Texas Republic and her own feelings. I appreciate and relish an author who delves into historical stories and can produce their own story that has a basis on facts with fictional embellishments. I have long appreciated Kathleen Y’Barbo as an author who writes rich historical fiction. I believe that those who are lovers of history and a good Christian story will really enjoy this book.
The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo will be published February 1, 2019 from Barbour Publishing. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.