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These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 (P.S.)

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ISBN13: 9780061458033
ISBN10: 0061458031
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Not all journeys come to an end....
 

1867. Ruth Holtz has more blessings than she can count—a loving husband, an abundant farm, beautiful children, and the warm embrace of the Amish community. Then, the English arrive, spreading incredible stories of free land in the West and inspiring her husband to dream of a new life in Idaho.

 

Breaking the rules of their Order, Ruths husband packs up his pregnant wife and their four children and joins a wagon train heading west. Though Ruth is determined to keep separate from the English, as stricture demands, the harrowing journey soon compels her to accept help from two unlikely allies: Hortence, the preachers wife, and the tomboyish, teasing Sadie.

 

But as these new friendships lead to betrayal, what started as a quest for a brighter future ends with Ruth making unthinkable sacrifices, risking faith and family, and transforming into a woman she never imagined shed become…. 

Synopsis:

A moving, exciting, and heartfelt American saga inspired by the author's own family memoirs, these words belong to Sarah Prine, a woman of spirit and fire who forges a full and remarkable existence in a harsh, unfamiliar frontier. Scrupulously recording her steps down the path Providence has set her upon—from child to determined young adult to loving mother—she shares the turbulent events, both joyous and tragic, that molded her, and recalls the enduring love with cavalry officer Captain Jack Elliot that gave her strength and purpose.

Rich in authentic everyday details and alive with truly unforgettable characters, These Is My Words brilliantly brings a vanished world to breathtaking life again.

About the Author

Nancy E. Turner is the author of several works of fiction, including The Water and the Blood and Sarah's Quilt. She has been a seam snipper in a clothing factory, a church piano player, a paleontologist's aide, and an executive secretary. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband and two children.

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DianaB, October 20, 2014 (view all comments by DianaB)
This book touched my heart in so many places. These characters become like long lost relatives. Sarah is a girl after my own heart, doing whatever it takes to survive in a harsh world. Survival in the Arizona territory late 1800s was no easy feat. This book shows you that life from one women's perspective. Good times, bad times, worse times, all recorded in a diary. Though only fiction, the memory of Jack and Sarah; their love, their family and friends, their trials and tribulations, will stay etched in my memory.
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Heidi Sampson, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Heidi Sampson)
This book was incredible. It was so fascinating to read the progression of Sarah's life and everything that happened to her.
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KimberlyB, July 12, 2011 (view all comments by KimberlyB)
This is one of the best books I have read recently. The premise is simple: it's a diary of entries written by Sarah Prine who settles in Arizona Territory in the late 1800's. The novel is based upon Turner's own family memoirs, which makes it all the more intriguing. At first, I thought that the improper grammar and lack of writing finesse would bother me, but the entries become more well-written so it quickly wasn't an issue.

My feelings toward this story are hard to put into words. I felt like Sarah was a real person by the end and I easily could have read another 400 pages about her life. Her tale is difficult, honest, and heartbreaking, but also full of love and even funny at times. It made me reflect on my own life and count my blessings. Some things in life that may seem mundane or annoying at times, like taking care of a family, don't seem so once they are taken away. The daily ins and outs are whta make up a life. This was a library book, but I'll be buying myself a copy to add to my bookshelf. Beautifully written and without a doubt 5 stars.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061458033
Subtitle:
The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901
Author:
Turner, Nancy
Author:
by Nancy Turner
Author:
Turner, Nancy E.
Author:
Moore, E.B.
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Westerns - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20080401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.08x6.52x.97 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 416 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061458033 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A moving, exciting, and heartfelt American saga inspired by the author's own family memoirs, these words belong to Sarah Prine, a woman of spirit and fire who forges a full and remarkable existence in a harsh, unfamiliar frontier. Scrupulously recording her steps down the path Providence has set her upon—from child to determined young adult to loving mother—she shares the turbulent events, both joyous and tragic, that molded her, and recalls the enduring love with cavalry officer Captain Jack Elliot that gave her strength and purpose.

Rich in authentic everyday details and alive with truly unforgettable characters, These Is My Words brilliantly brings a vanished world to breathtaking life again.

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