New novel exposes daily lives of cowboys in Mexican-controlled Texas

Linda F. Carter shows the struggles people faced adapting to a new lifestyle in “From Quakers to Cowboys – The Journey”

(PR NewsChannel) / August 28, 2012 / ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. 

"From Quakers to Cowboys - The Journey"

"From Quakers to Cowboys - The Journey" by Linda F. Carter

“From Quakers to Cowboys – The Journey” (ISBN 1466338458) by Linda F. Carter goes beyond the typical stories about Westerners during the beginning of the United States. Her true-to-life depiction paints the hardship Quakers faced in changing and eventually accepting the life of a cowboy.

The story of the Evans family traces back to the 17th century, when they lived in Wales in the British Kingdom as Quakers. Over a time period of two centuries, the family eventually evolves into cowboys living in Texas. Incorporating religious persecution, the Revolutionary War, the Alamo and much more, Carter gives the Evans family the authenticity they deserve.

Carter also includes a background of the issues that occurred before Texas and New Mexico became states. She highlights the issues in a more dramatic manner, which differs from the tone of textbooks. She provides first-hand descriptions through the eyes of cowboys of what life was like in 19th-century Texas. They share crazy encounters with animals, stampedes, funny pranks and bullfights all written in an approachable and lighthearted tone.

Inspired by her own family history, Carter says that this story shows how history can be interesting and enjoyable.

“After the big events, there are smaller stories that describe what daily lives of ranchmen were like, before fences ever corralled the land in West Texas,” Carter says. “There is a first-person account of what it was like to take a harrowing journey in a covered wagon across much of Texas, searching for new land, while urging a herd of longhorn cattle to make the trek and dealing with lightning-caused stampedes in the dark of night.”

“From Quakers to Cowboys – The Journey” is available for sale online at and other channels.

About the Author: Linda F. Carter grew up in New Mexico, and attended New Mexico State University. She lived in the Midwest for 13 years before moving to Albuquerque, where she spent more than four decades in which her writing was confined to business needs. After she retired, she took more than 100 trips led by a retired history professor, visiting many states and listening to hundreds of hours of history lectures.  She credits those trips and her notes in her journal for making her an accidental historian. 

Linda F. Carter
Phone:             (505) 884-7847



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