I have been a reader of westerns & frontier history all my life. Born & raised in Texas, the history of our fight for independence is very dear to me. I have looked for a good western writer in the Christian market and Al Lacy comes closer than anyone. I have read almost everything he has written, under at least one of his pseadonyms even. I do feel that it took too long for this book to get to the point of its title, and would have liked a little more action and excitement before the Kanes got to the Alamo as in other books he has written. But the two brothers being in love with the same girl really made me cry.
The story itself was very good. BUT I was very disappointed in TWO things. I didn't like the constant reference to Alan's carrying a torch for Julie which told me that poor Adam was, no doubt, going to have to die eventually. Also, I just can't figure out how Alan was such a BIG hero. He was ORDERED (he did NOT volunteer) to go for help when the Alama was surrounded which he didn't get. And the rest of the men died in the Alamo, including, of course, poor Adam. And then, I found it really offensive when Alan went home to tell his family and Julie what happened to her husband. First he has to tell them what a BIG hero he was (??). Then that night, he prays for her to fall in love with him as soon as she gets over Adam. I just didn't find this whole thing with Alan even slightly appropriate and in keeping with the high standards in their other books.