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"True Women" is a 1993 novel by
Janice Woods Windle. It is also the name of a 1997 TV movie that was made based on the book.
Windle is an accomplished and well-known Texas author. Windle's first two novels, True Women and Hill Country and her first published work, the True Women Cookbook, all became best sellers and are based on extensive research into Windle's ancestors. True Women, Windle's second novel, revealed the stories of Texas women who were caught up in the passions of war and revolution, slavery and redemption, lust and murder. Immensely popular, True Women was published in eight different languages and also became the basis for a CBS miniseries starring
Angelina Jolie, Dana Delany, and Annabeth Gish. Windle earned many academic honors including Mortar Boardand the American Association of University Women's "Woman of the Year." She is also a Father of Texas Awards recipient and the Texas Legislature passed a bill commending her on her superb contributions to the citizens of Texas. She attended the University of Texaswhere she was a member of Alpha Phisorority.
The story starts when young Euphemia Ashby (
Tina Majorino) and young Georgia Lawshe ( Rachael Leigh Cook) are by the creek playing when a rider rushes by. When they get back to the house they find out that the rider has told Georgia's parents that Phemie's father is dead. So Phemie's brother-in-law Bartlett comes to take Phemie to Texas to live with him and Phemie's sister Sarah.
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