Petra’s Legacy (Nonfiction)

By Jane Clements Monday and Frances Brannen Vick
By Jane Clements Monday and Frances Brannen Vick

Petra Vela Kenedy, torn between her native homeland and her new life in Texas, lived through the 1846-48 Mexican-American War.

She and her husband Mifflin built one of the richest ranches in Texas and raised a family to carry on their legacy for generations. The family heartbreak and financial losses are no match to Petra’s strength as she holds her family together. This is a story of a woman’s resolute will for land and life, and an unyielding love for family and heritage.

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