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A drama of a woman's life in Texas, before the cattle drives, before the Alamo, before the legends were born!

When she was twelve years old, the witch-woman looked at Margaret Becker's hands, and foretold her future in Texas; two husbands, a large house, many friends, joy, sorrow and love. The witch woman would not say what she saw for Margaret's younger brothers, Rudi and
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Paperback, 1, 338 pages
Published April 21st 2011 by Watercress Press (first published March 29th 2011)
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Joan Arning
Jul 20, 2018 rated it liked it
History buffs will like Daughter of Texas! The book is a history lesson on the settling of Texas from before the time of the Alamo! Margaret is a twelve year old girl in the beginning of the book and grows into a strong pioneer woman who I admired. The book moved very slowly for me with much narrative and little dialogue until nearer the end. The last chapters of the book held several shocking surprises (not history) and left me wondering what happens next in the life of Margaret. I won Daughter ...more
Robin Juhl
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It was a refreshing trip back into the early days of Texas and the Becker family. This is in part some of the "backstory" to the Adelsverein Trilogy. At times it's a wild ride--like when the Battle of Gonzales happens, that ignites the war for Texas' independence. The curse goes "May you live in interesting times," and boy, did these folks ever! But the times are not what carries the story, not what makes you want to keep reading. It's the people, the family, and a look into the heart of a woman ...more
Shannon Baas
Apr 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I am a huge fan of historical fiction and enjoyed reading about Texas at the time of the Alamo and independence. It is about Race and Margaret and their struggles. it has a surprise towards the end and a sad ending. i would definitely recommend this.
Angi
Apr 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I started reading this and just couldn't get into it. I thought from description it was going to be something totally different. I plan to try again, in future--and will rate again at that time.
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Celia Hayes was brought up in an eccentric, baby-boom family, and earned a degree in English before a thirst for adventure led her to enlist in the USAF. She trained as a radio/television broadcaster, and served in a wide assortment of duties. Her Texas frontier adventure, the "Adelsverein Trilogy" - the story of the German colonies in the Texas Hill Country - is available on Amazon, in local Texa ...more