Norman Bliss, Retired
Christian Village Building
4225 Billie Bolin Dr, #210
San Angelo, TX 76904
Doña Marina and Cortés’, Marina bore Cortés’ a son, Martín the first mixed-blood Mexican.
Emma could trace her family heritage back to Doña Marina and Cortés’. A golden necklace was given to Marina by Cortés’ and remained in Emma’s family. Emma’s family through the decades was responsible for the building of the San Gabriel mission and the San Gabriel Village.
This novel is about the struggle of men and ladies of honor. How honorable men and ladies become role models to others and how this honor affects the lives of many. It will take you back in time when life, family, friends, and honor meant everything. You will see through the eyes of those who had everything to lose, nothing to gain, and remained steadfast in their commitment to doing the right thing for the village and its people over many years.
The story takes place mostly in a small village in Mexico, where everyone struggled just to survive. You will find even in a small village; that hidden treasures can be discovered, as well as evil situations try to take it all away. An Old Catholic Mission in the village where the town people gather upholding their beliefs and traditions. They will witness how this Mission becomes a big part of the success of the village and its people.
Drug lords and evil try to take over the village and its people and the significant battles that take place.
A major forest fire almost destroys the village and most of the surrounding villages. Men and women of the village risk their lives to save their village. The President of Mexico honors the Judge for his success. The Judge kept the village simple, and he would not let progress overrun the village. How Mexicans that left the village return because of the success of their village.