At the heart of my novel COME AND TAKE IT:
the Treasure of the Alamo is an unusual love story between Nat Travis,
protagonist, and his former sister-in-law, Renee. To many, any relationship
man and his brotherâ€™s former wife crosses into the land of the forbidden.
question isâ€”should it?
Fate brings Nat and Renee together twenty years after her divorce from Natâ€™s
Joseph. A lifetime has passed since they knew each other in a â€śfamilyâ€ť
their lives have grown worlds apart. Renee is now a successful single mother
grown children in Atlanta, teaching history at Emory University, and Nat, a
high school football coach in Brewton, Alabama. But the pair finds a common
in researching the mystery surrounding the murder of Natâ€™s grandfather, a
both loved very much. In the process of following clues about the old manâ€™s
the couple learn they have one other common bondâ€”a healthy skepticism,
maybe even a
dislike, for Reneeâ€™s former husband, Joseph.
Because of Joseph, Renee and Nat fight the uncomfortable feelings they
each other; however, even as they pull apart, destiny binds them together. A
they learn that Natâ€™s grandfather covered up his whole life connects Natâ€™s
a slave many generations back. This unlocks a mystery of epic proportions,
Renee finds irresistible as a scholar and that Nat needs her help to
resolve. On the
road to a long lost treasure, chasing clues wherever they lead, Nat and
possessed by the ancient secret of the Alamo.
Should Nat stay away from a romantic relationship with his brotherâ€™s ex-wife
matter the circumstances? Is family history all that Nat and Renee should
COME AND TAKE IT: Search for the Treasure of
Alamo is a historical mystery about lost treasure from the Alamo, but
larger story is on a smaller scale. The real search for Nat and Renee may be
answering questions buried deep in their lives and psyches. Will they be
overcome the forces and inhibitions that keep them apart?
Readers, what are your favorite "forbidden love" stories? Leave a comment
for a chance to win a copy of COME AND TAKE
for the Treasure of the Alamo.
Landon Wallace is a native Texan and trial attorney who can tell a story
both in and out of the
courtroom. He lives in North Texas with his wife and family. Come and Take
It is his second
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In the early morning of March 6, 1836, the Mexican army storms the Alamo and
kills every one of
the defenders except William Barret Travis's young black slave named Joe.
Although General Santa
Anna vows to keep him alive, a fearful Joe escapes away in the night
carrying a prize far more
valuable than anything inside the creaky Spanish mission.
Fast forward to September 2013. Joe's modern descendant, a 93-year-old World
War II veteran
living alone in Brewton, Alabama is dying after being attacked by intruders.
With his last
breath, the old man defiantly shouts, "Come and take it!" And with his
death, the last living
person who knows about Joe's prize is gone forever.
While investigating the old man's death, grandson Nat uncovers clues about a
dating back to the Alamo. With the help of a beautiful history professor
named Renee, Nat begins
to unravel the mystery of his grandfather's murder, and in the process
discovers another mystery
of far greater scale--the long lost treasure of the Alamo.
11 comments posted.
I like the off-limits ex, like in this story. Also, I like when there's a connection
between two people who are supposed to be "enemies" or rivals.
(Nikki Fournier 5:53am June 15, 2015)
I too like the enemy or rival forbidden love. I haven't read a well written step-sibling story, but would like to read one.
(Joanne Hicks 11:00pm June 15, 2015)
I don't have any stories to tell , but I do love to read the stories of forbidden love between rivals . This book sounds very much like an all night read . I'm going to keep my fingers crossed . Thanks for this chance .
(Joan Thrasher 10:08am June 16, 2015)