The Alamo Bride #ourgoodlifebooklist

I read a lot of historical fiction, mostly about World War I or II, so I was pleasantly surprised to pick up a book about the Alamo. Author Kathleen Y'Barbo does an excellent job with her research to create a truly enjoyable read.

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to leave a positive review. 

Book cover of the book The Alamo Bride.


From Amazon:  

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?

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)


This is my first time reading a book by Kathleen Y'Barbo and now that I see there are others, I know I will be digging into these books very soon.  While each book in the series helps you understand the characters more deeply, I can attest that you can read these novels individually and still enjoy the story.  

The Alamo Bride takes place during the war for the Independence of Texas. I haven't read much about this part of history, other than what the textbooks share, so I was eager to read more about this time.  Even though the majority of the book is spent away from the Alamo, I loved reading what the locals were feeling and thinking about while the war took place in their country.  

For me, the relationship between Ellis and her mother was one that most of us cling to, one of mutual trust and loyalty. I loved how Ellis' mother was teaching Ellis the medicinal craft of her family. I loved reading about the patches of the forest where they dug for herbs. Y'Barbo builds strong female characters and she uses their strengths to help them with their struggles.

Y'Barbo knows how to create relationships between people. Ellis and her grandfather, Ellis and her mother and Ellis and Clay are well developed and I enjoy having a peek into how the author builds those relations through conversation.  

The author makes me feel like I was right in the Alamo during the moments before the siege. I felt the anxiety of the people in the church and Ellis when she believes her life was in danger. The pressure was real and I found myself reading quickly to find what was happening, just to find out that I was going to have to keep reading to find out the truth. Great plot design!

I also loved that the family had a quote that they all believed in and shared: "I don't believe in luck..the Lord takes care of us in His own way. If something goes our way, we figure it's because it is His way.

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Terri Steffes
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  1. Sounds like an interesting book. I would love to read it, but I have so many on my list now. I am hoping I can find sometime to read maybe this summer while I am on my patio.

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  2. This sounds like an interesting book for sure. I sometimes like getting into an historical book and trying to imagine what it was like to live all that time ago.

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  3. What interesting title for the book. I have never been to see the site or history of the Alamo so this would be interesting to read.

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  4. I have been looking for a new book to read next week and not hearing of this Author before I can't wait to check out the book because it looks interesting.

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  5. I have not been able to finish a book since before Thanksgiving. Things got busy, and I haven't been able to make a dent in my stack of books. Fingers crossed I will get there soon.

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  6. I love historical fiction as well. I'll have to read this! I always make sure to take time out of my day and read for a bit.

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  7. That sounds like a great book to read. My mom loves historical fiction so I'm going to recommend this book for her.

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  8. I like historical fiction so this sounds perfect. I'll be adding it to my list.

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  9. This sounds like a wonderful read to add to my collection. I would love to check out this series.

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  10. It's great that the author was able to bring you into that time period so effectively. I think the story and the setting sound interesting!

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  11. This book sounds wonderful. I'm a big fan of historical fiction and would love to read the entire Daughters of the Mayflower series.

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  12. Sounds like a really good read. Good thing there's a series. My wife would probably like this quite a bit.

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  13. You always have such interesting books on here. This is another one my mother in law would enjoy.

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  14. I really need more time in my day. There are so many books I want to read.

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  15. Looks like interesting book, now I am reading only cookbook. I need to change that. I will check it out.

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  16. That sounds like a good book to read. My husband is always on the lookout for new books to read. I will have to tell him about this book.

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  17. The Alamo Bride seems to be a beautiful story! I would like to read it during my summer vacations!

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  18. I don't typically read historical fiction, but my mom enjoys it from time to time. I'll have to tell her about this book.

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  19. Oh this book sounds like an exciting read and I'm not usually drawn to historical pices.

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  20. I have never seen nor heard about this book but reading your post make me a little interested on this. I have few more books to read but I guess I could line this up for my upcoming books to read.

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