James F. Humphries, Jr. Colonel, USAF, (retired)

“Betsy Wagner has penned a poignant and gripping novel of a young Kentucky woman named Sydnie Gaston, who accompanied her family to homestead the undeveloped Mexican territory . . . Surely everyone who reads this book will become personally vested in the tragic loss of the Alamo and its brave defenders, and saddened at the grief of the loved ones they left behind in mortal fear of Santa Anna’s pursuing army. ”

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Betsy Wagner retired from a career in education. Her book SPIRIT OF GONZALES is a work of historical fiction based on her family. The story is a representation of Texas History and the suffering of pioneers during the Texas Revolution.