Gone to Texas by Enid E. Haag
Vol. 1 Of New Mexico Gal

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

"This is an interesting conceit, but the telling of the story unfortunately does not live up to its early promise. Important questions (e.g. the fate of some of Emma’s family) are left unattended, presumably to be answered in a planned Volume 2. And the failure of some scenes to flow smoothly from one to another sometimes confuses."
-BlueInk Review

Synopsis

Enid E. Haag Author of From Europe to Texas and Peggy's Wartime Memories In April 1906, ten-year-old Emma finds herself thrust into the reality of a terrible natural disaster, the great San Francisco earthquake. Alone and frightened, a Good Samaritan, opera singer Enrico Caruso, takes her under his wing. After a disheartening search for her mom, dad, and older brother, she's reunited with her uncle in New Mexico. Traumatized and plagued by panic attacks following the earthquake, Emma slowly recovers with the love of her Spanish Converso aunt and German uncle. Misadventures abound as fear grips her during sandstorms or shaking of buildings. Her persistent conviction that Papa will return keeps her spirits positive. A court order catapults a more grown up Emma into living in Texas with a resentful aunt, disinterested uncle, and a bullying cousin. Family secrets, plus cultural and religious prejudices, hinder any harmony that might develop. Only her grandmother welcomes her into the traditional German family in New Braunfels, Texas. When an invitation arrives from Caruso to attend one of his concerts in Corsicana, Texas, Emma learns some of the family's secrets, giving her deeper insight into the various family disputes. She never loses hope she will be reunited with her Papa.
 

About Enid E. Haag

See more books from this Author
 
Published February 24, 2016 by Archway Publishing. 262 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Gone to Texas
All: 1 | Positive: 0 | Negative: 1

BlueInk Review

Below average
on Aug 08 2016

"This is an interesting conceit, but the telling of the story unfortunately does not live up to its early promise. Important questions (e.g. the fate of some of Emma’s family) are left unattended, presumably to be answered in a planned Volume 2. And the failure of some scenes to flow smoothly from one to another sometimes confuses."

Read Full Review of Gone to Texas: Vol. 1 Of New ...
×