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Fearless: A Novel of Sarah Bowman

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  95 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Riding tall against the Texas sky, Sarah Bowman was a force of nature all her own. A strong-willed woman, she participated in the Florida campaign against the Seminoles, later marrying a man who admired her boundless spirit. Then, in 1845, as the United States prepared for war with Mexico, Sarah signed on as a laundress and cook with General Zachary "Old Rough and Ready" T ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published September 7th 1999 by Ballantine Books (first published 1995)
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Jeff Dickison
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very good western of a military laundress, over 6-ft tall, red haired, beautiful nad strong as any man. Her life, including many misadventures and successes is all the more interesting because it is based on an actual person. Recommended!
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well written story about an amazing woman who could take care of herself during a dangerous time in a wild land.
Kris Irvin
Jul 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
This book is so boring. All the characters are the same person, and the story is not going anywhere. I've been trying to power through it but life is too short to read lame books. I quit.
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
The backdrop of this novel was the best part - the sweeping scenery and the vivid descriptions of a war most Americans have forgotten. Sarah Bowman was also a good main character and must have been an amazing person in real life but I didn't totally connect with her.
Dec 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
I was hoping for a more accurate historical novel. This book took too many liberties.
Feb 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Interesting. Enjoyed the story and the woman is fabulous! Not the world's greatest book ever, but I liked it.
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I haven't read her other novels, so can't substantiate the opinions of some here, that this is one of her lesser efforts. For me, this would have been a better read and a better story if she had resisted the urge to entwine Sarah's story with every possible historical event and character imaginable (e.g. U.S. Grant and Jefferson Davis) and to explain away the inconvenient first husband by having him die in the explosion of the steamship Dayton. If she had knocked a hundred pages out of this and ...more
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Lucia St. Clair Robson has been a Peace Corps Volunteer, a teacher and a librarian. Her first historical novel, RIDE THE WIND, appeared on the New York Times best seller list, and in 1983 received the Golden Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. Since then she has written seven more novels set in a variety of times and places. Kirkus Reviews wrote, "Few novelists working today have a bet ...more
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