Book Review- The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo

About the Book:

A Series for Lovers of History, Adventure, Romance, and Ancestry

Will Ellis Lose All at the Alamo?
Descended from Mayflower pilgrims and well-verses in the healing powers of herbs and plants, Ellis Valmont has grown up in the territory owned by Mexico but claimed as their own by the Texians who settled it. Now war has pulled all the available men from their town into battle, leaving Ellis and other like her to defend their homes.

Caring for a wounded New Orleans Grey, comrades in arms to the Texians and Tejanos, is something Ellis does without question in the fall of 1835. Until the wounded Grey’s fevered ramblings reveal secrets no Grey should have. Secrets that could affect not only the cause for freedom but also the lives of those Ellis holds dear.

Clay Gentry knows he is obligated to complete a mission that he cannot recall due to a head injury. Ellis Valmont knows more about his past than she is willing to tell. Will they realize they fight on the same side of the war with Mexico before all is lost?

Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo.

More in the Daughters of the Mayflower series:
The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1620 Atlantic Ocean (February 2018)
The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1725 New Orleans (April 2018)
The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep – set 1760 during the French and Indian War (June 2018)
The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1774 Philadelphia (August 2018)​
The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear – set 1794 on the Wilderness Road (October 2018)
The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – set 1814 Baltimore (December 2018)
The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1836 Texas (February 2019)

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My Thoughts:

My favorite thing about The Daughters of the Mayflower Series is that each book brings out a lesser- known part of a well-known time in history. We all know the story of the Alamo, but about the months leading up to that infamous battle? I enjoyed learning about the war for Texas independence as it built up to that part of the story. This is the second book that Mrs. Y’Barbo wrote for this series, and I loved how she brought references to the characters from her first book, The Pirate Bride. It was fun to revisit the strength and character of Maribel Cordoba and see that same strength and stubbornness reflected in her great-grandmother. Very little of the story takes place at the Alamo itself, so I found the title to be a little confusing. I enjoyed the author’s pain-staking attempts to keep the story as historically accurate as possible. The Alamo Bride is a combination of history, romance, suspense, and biblical truth. The banter back and forth between Clay and Ellis brings a bit of humor to the story as well.

Favorite quote: “I don’t believe in luck… The Lord takes care of us in His own way. If we manage to have something go our way, we figure it’s because it is His way.”

About the Author:

Bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo is a multiple Carol Award and RITA nominee of more than eighty titles with over two million copies of her books in print in the US and abroad. Her novel Sadie’s Secret was named the Romantic Times Magazine Inspirational Romance Book of the Year.

A certified paralegal and tenth generation Texan, Kathleen has also been nominated for a Career Achievement Award as well a Reader’s Choice Award and several Top Picks by Romantic Times magazine.

To find out more about Kathleen or connect with her through social media, check out her website at

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