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From the bestselling author of True Women. A sweeping historical novel based on the life of the author's remarkable grandmother, Laura Woods. The Central Texas of Laura's youth was also home to renegade Apaches and Comanches, some of whom, seeking revenge upon the homesteaders who usurped their land, kidnapped the settlers' children with cruel abandon.
Hardcover, 474 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Taylor Trade Publishing
(first published January 1st 1955)
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Excellent history of the hill country of central Texas as told through the eyes of a woman who lived over 90 years. Covered pioneer battles with Native Americans, lynchings, Charles Lindbergh, WWI and WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War. Main character Laura Woods was an early political activist who longed to actively participate but was not allowed until she rallied to get women the right to vote. When it became clear no one in her family might achieve political office she became active in the po ...more