Gone to Texas

Vol. 1 Of New Mexico Gal

by Enid E. Haag



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/19/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781480825451
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781480825468
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781480825475

About the Book

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 the Author

Enid E. Haag is a retired professor from Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington. The culmination of more than fourteen years living in New Mexico and Texas evolved into a lifelong love and interest in Southwest history and its people. This is her sixth nonacademic book. Haag lives in Edmonds, Washington.