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Books one through three in the Texas Women of Spirit series. Clean Christian fiction set in 1890s Texas.

Book one: The River Girl's Song

Zillia Bright never dreamed she’d be orphaned at 16 and left to care for her baby brother and Papa’s farm. With only a mule and a 100-year-old shotgun, she must fight to protect what's hers. Countless dangers lurk on the Bastrop, Texas, riverside. Zillia must rely on the help of her best friends, Soonie and Wylder, to hold her world together. With Zillia’s struggles come unexpected miracles, and proof that God might just listen to the prayers of a river girl.

Book two: The Comanche Girl's Prayer

It's 1890. Called by God, 19-year-old Soonie Eckhart travels to an illegal Comanche and Kiowa settlement in North Texas to become a teacher for the children in hiding. Despite her Comanche roots, she finds many in the group, including a volatile young man named Lone Warrior, refuse to accept her. After a chance encounter in the hills with a band of dangerous men, Soonie must draw on the deepest parts of her faith and courage to survive.

Book three: The Saloon Girl's Journey

Weary of the saloon girl life - and tired of being slapped around - Darla North decides to start over and let her new-found faith lead her. A friend sends her to Downs House, a place for "unfortunate women". Darla is offered a home - if she can behave herself. Old habits are hard to break, but Darla is desperate to prove to everyone that she's changed, especially Ethan Downs, the owner's sensitive and sweet son. But when Darla's past threatens to catch up with her, she must decide to face the truth...or run away again.

©2016 Angela Castillo (P)2018 Angela Castillo

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Great series!!!!

I loved the three book trilogy "The Texas Woman of Spirit". J Grace did a good job of bringing the books to life.

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So Different, Yet All Are Loved

Loved the narrator, especially because she sang a character or backdrop. I initially tried to review the first story, but this is actually better. The River Girl's Song Zillia's mother died giving birth to her little brother. His father, her stepfather, an abusive gambler and drunkard, abandons them taking everything of value he can carry. Zillia is a "stiff upper lip" kind of girl. She steps up to the plate, taking care of the ranch, farming and caring for her little brother. He's a handful! Her best friends Wylder and Soonie Eckhart and their grandparents watch over her, extending help and protection as often as they can without totally taking over. Some seasons they two barely scrape by, some they totally fail, but YHWH always provides a helping hand whenever she needs it. When her squirrelly stepfather comes back, it's all hands on deck and Wylder is there to catch her before she falls. A Commanche Girl's Prayer Soonie leaves with her uncle to teach at an illegal settlement of Commanche/Kiowa natives who refuse to stay on a reservation. They have to stay hidden and the leader of Fort Sill helps however he can. Soonie meets Lone Warrior in this place. But trappers want what the natives have and cause trouble. They are warned by Darla, a saloon girl and the race is on. The Saloon Girl's Journey Darla has to start over again after leaving the Commanche/Kiowa settlement. She ends up at Down's house, a place for women who have lived in unfortunate circumstances. There she meets and falls in love with Ethan Downs. Ma Downs, Ethan's mother runs the place and she fully knows Darla's history. But Darla doesn't realize she knows, so she hides her history and her feelings, which brings trouble and redemption. Each of these women love YHWH. Each is very different. Zillia is quiet, loyal and strong. Soonie is mixed race, dealing with racism, feeling as if she doesn't really fit anywhere. Darla is fiesty, brave and secretive. YHWH meets each of them where they're at, meeting all of their needs. It's an excellent read! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Very enjoyable series!

These books are fun. Interesting Heroines, and the storylines are different and keep you listening. They are set in the Texas Territories in the years after the Natives were reloated to Fort Sill. The Narrator did a wonderful job. and she sang when needed in some chapters. Good job!

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Excellent set of stories

I wavered on the rating for story, but decided the only thing about it was this is an unusual genre for me. One I would not generally read. However, I really enjoyed the series. It also made me really ponder those times and the relationships between the Native Nations and the new Americans and the unique difficulties faced by believers in those times and in different areas. I know, I’m overthinking it. But I like to do that. If you don’t, you can just listen to them and enjoy the stories as they are. They are good. Some of the characters are very like able, and some are villains. This was altogether a find set of stories, but not a series.

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Life in 1890

Comanche Girl Prayer The year of 1890 a strong faith to go to Texas to teach children in hiding. She is only nineteen, what an undertaking. Saloon Girl Darla tired of the life she was living, goes and now finds herself in a house of women of the night. She is determined and how she makes changes. A favorite of how her new faith guiding her. Looking at the hardship of women in the 1890's, they were still almost a child, yet having to make decisions as adult, and the hard changes that would occur. Difficult to read in someways, of how they had to do what was needed to survive Given audio also. was good for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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Great narrator, okay stories

All the stories were sweet, but they were pretty shallow. the last book was the best of all of them. The narrator has a wonderful voice and I found it very calming to listen to.

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A trio of joy

I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed the stories, they are beautiful refreshing and so full of joy and love. The author and the narrator both have five stars from me and I would recommend these books to one and all in these trying times.

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Nice Christian stories

I am not a pet friendly reader so was a little surprised to hear the dog barking in the background.

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Brilliant trilogy of pioneering women very good

Loved these 3 books of pioneering women the bravery they had to show in their different circumstances all with a romantic and Christian feel to them. Narration was great I do hope their will be follow up books for the women