This book is faction, that is factial fiction. I served on both the U.S.S. Conger and the U.S.S. Runner when I was the same age as Lance. I logged in SE Alaska and attended Mt. Angel College. I enjoy following a protagonist through a series of adventures. After reading Adventure I consider the next book in the series: A Young Man's Adventure Book II: Submarine Service Mediterranean.
Sixteen year old Jessie Winchester travels to Texas with her aunt and Uncle in 1835. During the trip Jessie's uncle dies she must travel on with her aunt. Jessie learns to take care of herself and Aunt Clara in Silverdollar.