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The Resource A ballad of love and glory : a novel, Reyna Grande

A ballad of love and glory : a novel, Reyna Grande

Label
A ballad of love and glory : a novel
Title
A ballad of love and glory
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Reyna Grande
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The year is 1846. After the controversial annexation of Texas, the US Army marches south to provoke war with Mexico over the disputed Rio Grande boundary. Ximena Salomâe is a gifted Mexican healer who dreams of building a family with the man she loves on the coveted land she calls home. But when Texas Rangers storm her ranch and shoot her husband dead, her dreams are burned to ashes. Vowing to honor her husband's memory and defend her country, Ximena uses her healing skills as an army nurse on the frontlines of the ravaging war. Meanwhile, John Riley, an Irish immigrant in the Yankee army desperate to help his family escape the famine devastating his homeland, is sickened by the unjust war and the unspeakable atrocities against his countrymen by nativist officers. In a bold act of defiance, he swims across the Rio Grande and joins the Mexican Army -- a desertion punishable by execution. He forms the St. Patrick's Battalion, a band of Irish soldiers willing to fight to the death for Mexico's freedom. When Ximena and John meet, a dangerous attraction blooms between them. As the war intensifies, so does their passion. Swept up by forces with the power to change history, they fight not only for the fate of a nation but for their future together. Heartbreaking and lyrical, Reyna Grande's spellbinding historical romance, inspired by true events, brings these two unforgettable characters to life and illuminates a largely forgotten moment in history that impacts the US-Mexico border to this day
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Writing style
Character
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11045168
Cataloging source
DLC
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Grande, Reyna
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Women healers
  • Nurses
  • Irish Americans
  • Soldiers
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
A ballad of love and glory : a novel, Reyna Grande
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781982165260
Lccn
2021041262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1259049446
Label
A ballad of love and glory : a novel, Reyna Grande
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781982165260
Lccn
2021041262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1259049446

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