From Maine to Galveston, Republic of Texas
by Non Oblitus Publishing
"Imagine yourself setting sail on a tall ship destined for a new republic, leaving family, venturing to the unknown to begin life anew.That is what a young woman, Lucy Parker Shaw did...Through her letters, augmented by Valentino's additional clarifications and explanation, readers get a picture of life in the developing Galveston community as well as the republic."
Margaret Barno, Galveston Daily News
"A wonderful book...a treasure''
Mary T Grove, family law judge, Mill Valley California