Gone to Dallas: The Storekeeper 1856-1861

Gone to Dallas: The Storekeeper 1856-1861

by Laurie Moore-Moore
Gone to Dallas: The Storekeeper 1856-1861

Gone to Dallas: The Storekeeper 1856-1861

by Laurie Moore-Moore



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Sara’s husband was a disappointment in life, but she had to admit he was a handsome corpse.

Climb aboard an 1856 Dallas-bound wagon train and join a plucky female protagonist for the journey of a lifetime in this richly entertaining book, Gone to Dallas,The Storekeeper 1856-1861. Far from your average historical novel or western, Gone to Dallas is a compelling tale of migration, betrayal, death, and dreams—peppered with real people, actual places, and historic events. With a cast of fascinating characters that will capture your heart and more bumps and hazards than a wagon trail, Gone to Dallas tells the unforgettable story of a strong frontier woman in the context of true Texas history.

It had seemed so romantic — and now so long ago — when Morgan Darnell courted Sara in Tennessee, finally convincing her they should marry and join an 1856 “Gone to Texas” wagon train traveling along the “Trail of Tears,” through Indian territory, and across the Red River into Texas to follow her dream of opening a general store.

In a twist of fate, Sara arrives in Dallas a 19-year-old widow, armed with plenty of grit, and determined to open her store in the tiny settlement of log cabins on the Trinity River. A young woman alone, Sara is faced with a host of challenges. Can Sara (with the help of her friends) pull herself up by the bootstraps and overcome uncertainty, vandalism, threats, and even being shot?

Follow Sara as she strives to create Sara’s Mercantile Emporium. Even with the friendship of a former Texas Ranger and Dallas’ most important citizen—another woman—is Sara strong enough to meet the challenge? The risks are high. Failure means being destitute in Dallas!

In Gone to Dallas, author Laurie Moore-Moore spins a heartwarming, page-turner of a Texas tale salted with history and peppered with real characters. It’s Portis’ True Grit meets Texas history—with a bit of romance thrown in.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940165037047
Publisher: Laurie Moore-Moore
Publication date: 10/04/2021
Series: Brave and Strong
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
File size: 2 MB
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