The Revolt Of Sarah Perkins Author:Marian Cockrell The spinster schoolmarm from New England had an idea or two about education... and the wild Colorado territory had a — lot to learn! — When prim Sarah Perkins arrived in Belle City, the towns-people were delighted. She looked tired, meek, manageable — and - best of all - unmarriageable. A schoolmarm who would stay a schoolmarm in the woman-hungry C... more »olorado territory.
But the hadn't reckoned on Sarah's downright defiance of the town's written and unwritten rules... nor on the fact that in addition to "learnin" their children, Sarah Perkins had a thing or two to teach them.
The school board revolted. So did Sarah. And when the women organized against her, she called for help from the men.
They came to offer moral support, financial backing - and proposals of marriage...
The Revolt of Sarah Perkins "A lot of zip and wit and a marvelous heroine!"« less
What a delightful book.
Sarah Perkins isn't quite what Luke Ferguson was expecting when he hired the school teacher. Luke thought the woman he hired was plain, meek, and world-weary. Despite her appearance in the photo in the picture that prompted his school board to hire her, she is definitely not weary or biddable. Therefore, what ensues is a spirited battle of wills between and a woman and an entire town. It's got an entertaining cast of characters and I found myself smiling at their antics and at times laughing out loud.
But for all it's levity, there is also a great tragedy that comes in the form of an atack on the small community by an indian war party.
However, as I said at the onset, I was very pleased with this book and glad to have found it.