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Black Rose Writing Presents Father Forgive Them: The Rachel Plummer Story by Garlyn Webb Wilburn

“The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade.” —Anthony Trollope

Brenham, TX, March 09, 2012 --( On a warm, clear day in the spring of 1836 seventeen-year-old Rachel Parker Plummer and her eighteen-month-old baby boy were abducted from their home in central Texas by a raiding party of Comanche and Kiowa Indians. She was, at that time, three months pregnant.

Separated from her son and three other prisoners, Rachel was taken to the far reaches of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Wyoming where she was held in the bondage of slavery for thirteen months.

Garlyn Webb Wilburn’s carefully researched historical novel delivers to the reader a true-to-life word picture into the early days of colonization when Texas was only a wilderness where hardships and violence were commonplace. Written in a narrative novel form, it yields insight into the lives of families who dared to intrude on the unwelcomed lands of the native people.

Garlyn Webb Wilburn is a native Texan, born in Limestone County, not far from the original site of “Old” Fort Parker.

Following thirty years as a teacher and administrator in Texas public schools, he now lives in Brenham, Texas, where he spends his time writing Texas novels and seeing after his two donkeys. He is the author of three fiction novels: The Donkey Boy, Monday, and Désireé’s Quest for Freedom.

Now available for review request (both hard copy and electronic). Purchase from and many other online bookstores, including electronic book versions. The book is also available for direct order via the Ingram Book Catalogue, Books in Print, Baker & Taylor. ISBN # 978-1-61296-087-6.

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