1. I had forgotten about putting this on hold at the library after Carrie’s recommendation.

    How weird about the names in the editions. I am very curious how fictional it is…

  2. Oh how very interesting about the name change! I read your opening paragraph and thought, “What?! That’s so Little House! Did I miss something!” ah ha! Explanation. That’s very interesting. (I think it was a good idea to change the name. Even knowing tat the characters started out as Caroline and Charles makes me feel suspicious.)

  3. I got this after seeing Carrie’s review but haven’t read it yet. If I am remembering correctly, I think Rose wrote this before Laura’s Little House books came out, and it sounds like she took different elements from different time periods and wove them together.

    I don’t think I could have been a pioneer woman, either. I’ve been going through the first two LH books and can’t help but notice, as you mention, how hard life was, how everything could be taken away in a moment, without any of the resources we have.

    I’m looking forward to reading this one but will probably keep it until next year, if I can make myself wait that long. 🙂

  4. Thanks so much for this review Amy! Something that’s really funny (as in odd/strange) is that today I was weeding out some books from our juvenile fiction shelves at the library where I work, and I pulled this one off the shelf as a possibility to discard. Our copy is really old! I looked at the title and remembered this review and that I’d wanted to read it. I brought it home with me 🙂

    • Amy

      That’s great! We’re weeding the collection at the library where I work, too, and I cringe to think of what I’ve unknowingly pulled for discard.

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