The Texicans: 06/03/10
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.
Comment #1: Friday, June, 4, 2010 at 10:21:13
Thanks for the link :-) I loved this book!
Comment #2: Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 21:35:02