No, it was a prequel written after the show had become a hit. It starts with Miss Ellie's father dying and ends with the first 'Barbecue'. It's really good, especially on the Digger/Ellie/Jock triangle. You should definitely read it. (Spoiler: JR is ****'s real daddy!)Wait a minute, I thought all 3 novels were written by Burt Hirschfeld? (Dallas, The Women Of Dallas, The Sons Of Dallas)
Was the tv-series based on Raintree's novel?? I've never read it!