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All Aboard the Dinotrain by Deb Lund
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Dead End by Helen R. Myers
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The Electric Church by Jeff Somers
The Essential Basho by Basho and translated by Sam Hamill
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Grampa's Zombie BBQ by Kirk Scraggs
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
How to Host a Killer Party by Penny Warner
The Kayla Chroincles by Sherri Winston
The Ladies' Paradise by Émile Zola
Little (Grrl) Lost by Charles de Lint
Little Quack's Hide and Seek by Lauren Thompson
The Man Who Did Something About It by Harvey Jacobs
Owly Volume 1: The Way Home and The Bittersweet Summer by Andy Runton
Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House #22) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
The Soul of the Rhino by Hemanta Mishra
Spot Visits His Grandparents by Eric Hill
The Texicans by Nina Vida
The Thanksgiving Door by Debby Atwell
Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House #23) by Mary Pope Osborne
Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown and Leo Dillon
The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
Veracity by Laura Bynum

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Comments for The Texicans

The Texicans: 06/03/10

The Texicans cover art (Link goes to Powells)The Texicans by Nina Vida is set in a time when Texas in a tug of war between Mexican control, U.S. control and independence. Joseph Kimmel has come from Missouri to settle his dead brother's affairs. Meanwhile Aurelia Ruiz is honing her powers to heal and to curse.

The book includes the mixture of people who were part of the Texas Republic. What they share is a desire to improve themselves and make a living. Kimmel grows out of his naivety into becoming a powerful rancher. Aurelia makes tough decisions to stay alive, making her an interesting but not necessarily sympathetic character.

Although The Texicans has the set up of a romance: a historical setting, a man with a good heart and a woman facing a rough life, it isn't a romance. It's historical fiction with the emphasis being more on the fate of the Texas Republic than on any of the main characters. 

I received the book for review from the author.

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Comment #1: Friday, June, 4, 2010 at 10:21:13

Nicola

Thanks for the link :-) I loved this book!



Comment #2: Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 21:35:02

Pussreboots

You're welcome.