Bishop of Havana had a good press and a good sale last year. This is not so unusual a story, but should have definite appeal to readers of romantic fiction, historical novels based loosely on facts. Texas, during the turbulent years between 1829 and 1850, forms the background, but the story is chiefly that of Arabella Too-good, who journeyed from Boston to Texas, and who found love and loss and tragedy upon the way. The romance seems a bit over-strained; the style is rather casual. But there is enough of romance and adventure to appeal to those who want their historical fiction tastefully sugar-coated.