Fearless: A Novel of Sarah Bowman

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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" Taylor's army in Corpus Christi. Before the war even began, though, her husband was killed. But going home was out of the question. She considered the army her home and its soldiers her family. While battle raged around her, Sarah became a familiar figure through the haze of exploding gunpowder, riding among the flames to retrieve the wounded. And eventually, she would find love again where she least expected it. . . .

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Author of the highly acclaimed Ride the Wind, Lucia St. Clair Robson is blessed with what Anne Rivers Siddons calls "an extraordinary ability to hear the particular human music that runs deep in history." Now, in Fearless, Robson's special gifts are at their brilliant best in the portrayal of Sarah Bowman, a stunning, six-foot, cayenne-haired woman whose passion, courage, and kindness made her a living legend of the American West.

Riding tall against the sun-bleached indigo of the Texas sky, Sarah Bowman was a force of nature all her own. Famous for her wit, ready and radiant smile, and shining green eyes, the strong-willed Tennessee woman participated in the Florida campaign against the Seminoles. She survived snake-filled swamps, bullets, alligators and disease, and married a man who admired her boundless spirit.

In 1845, Mexico would not relinquish its claim to Texas, and the U.S. prepared for war. Under the command of General Zachary "Old Rough and Ready" Taylor, Sarah signed on as a laundress and cook and bivouacked with Taylor's army in Corpus Christi, preparing for an attack by Mexico. Before the war even began, though, her husband was killed. But going home was out of the question. She considered the army her home and its soldiers her family. Nowhere else would her courage and compassion be so much needed and appreciated.

While battle raged around her, Sarah became a familiar figure through the haze of sulfurous blue smoke and the stench of exploding gunpowder, riding among the flames to retrieve the wounded. Through the long years of bitter battle, she would find love in the arms of a sergeant with eyes as golden as a flame, and friendship in the company of Cruz, a Mexican woman whose personal history encompassed the war in all its passions and horrors.

In Fearless, Lucia St. Clair Robson opens the doors to history and brings us into the life of a truly remarkable woman. Colorful and sweeping, this breathtaking novel captures both our heritage and our heart.

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"Sarah Bowman, a frontier character of much color and notoriety, is as appealing in fiction as she must have been in life. . . . A vivid epoch and a winning woman."
--LARRY MCMURTRY
Author of Lonesome Dove

"ABSORBING . . . [Bowman] strides into life from history's dusty pages under Lucia St. Clair Robson's expert pen. . . . Robson has written a vibrant work that gives us back some forgotten history."
--Rocky Mountain News

"Sarah Bowman becomes as real as the person standing next to you, and her story will linger long after the last page is turned."
--Booklist

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