For those fans that like adventure, history,romance, and Texas, this one's for you. I have read the sequel too and it is just as good. The protaganist, Jerusaleum is one brave woman. Being a Texan, it was so cool to read about real Texas heroes that were woven into the story. And this is a Christian story also, so there's no gratuitous violence, sex, or language. This was my first Gilbert Morris book and I was captivated by it. It just goes to prove, you can tell a good story without "shock" value. Bravo for Mr. Morris! I can't wait to read the 3rd book in this series.