Cynthia Haselhoff was born in Vernon, Texas, and named after Cynthia Ann Parker, perhaps the best-known of 19th Century white female Indian captives. The history and legends of the West were part of her upbringing in Arkansas. Haselhoff once said, a oeI love the West, perhaps not all of its reality, for much of it was cruel and hard, but certainly its dream and hopea ]a The Chains of Sarai Stone is her sixth frontier novel.
In 1864 the frontier cavalry had been withdrawn to fight in the War Between the States, and the able-bodied men had enlisted to join the cause, leaving the families in the Brazos River valley very much on their own...and nearly defenseless. The Comanches ...[SEE MORE]