For me this book was very intense. I read in the afternoon and for me to do that it has to be an awesome book and this was.
I have read this book over and over throughout the years. This is truely one of my favorite books to read. Very well written where you can just picture yourself right there by Kitty.
This is the story of Kitty Gentry, the early perilous years at Fort Boonesborough, and the makings of a new state.September 26,1775, We arrived at Boonsborough. It was Kitty Gentry's mothr who wrote that entry in her journal, but if the 16 year old Kitty had put quill to parchment, it would have said"We have come HOME" she and the other settlers had journeyed through the perilous Cumberland Gap, to the lush green wilderness where Daniel Boone had established Fort Boonesbourough only months before. But the fort and the Gentrys' farm stood on the sacred hunting grounds of the proud and dangerous Shawnee. And when the indians attacked the white settlers, the horrified young Kitty was forced to leave her beloved farm to seek refuge within the walls of the fort. It was there that her real life as a founding mother of Kentucky began.
This was a very interesting read about the beginning of the state of Kentucky. I enjoyed the book!
I just finished reading this book for second time. Loved it just as much both times. I'm very interested in this time period and am always amazed at what the early settlers endured. Great Book!