This is an excellent historical book, Based on a true story. These are books the guy in my house enjoyed also so are not just fiction for women but books even a man can read and be satisfied with.
Jane Kirkpatrick is a very gifted Award winning author and I have enjoyed every book of hers I have read. History comes alive as you read the pages of her books. She does an wonderful job of fleshing out historical facts She also includes historical notes and a list of suggested readings for further research if you desire to learn more.
This is the first in a series of three and I would highly suggest reading them in order. They are books you will read and learn from.
Her blog is worth visiting: http://www.janekirkpatrick.blogspot.com/
This was a great book! The relationship with Marie and Pierre Dorion felt so real--it was not all happiness, but a lot of heartache mixed with the good. This book left me wanting to read the other books in the series. I highly recommend this!
I loved this book. Jane K. really weaves a beautiful quilt of history and relationships in her story of a wonderful Indian woman who marries a French Canadian . Marie, the woman, goes through many hardships and one great heartbreak in this book and makes you cheer for her all the way through.
An excellent historical novel based on a true story of a Native American woman, married to a 1/2 French, 1/2 Native American Interpreter who accompanied others o find a shorter way to the Oregon city of ?Astoria where they planned to ship furs to China. The expedition was funded by John Jacob Astor, and their group was called the Astorians. Plenty of adventure, stealth, sorrow and pathos. This woman, Marie, even meets Sacajawea and is befriended by her.
Every book of Jane Kirkpatrick gives you a very realistic view of early life in the west, from a woman's viewpoint. This book has lots of early women of the indian culture represented. She is my favorite NW author.