Adventurous, heat-warming and well-told, this is a story of a pioneer woman's memoirs on the Arizona frontier turned into a dramatic fiction novel. Sarah has sprirt, courage, strength and wits beyond her years that enables her to survive, live and love. Touching love story, too - brought tears to my eyes more than once! One of the best reads for me this year!
I cant say enough good about this book. What a great story.
I was so touched by Captian Elliot's declaration of love, I just wish I was loved like that. It was moving.
But way before we get to this declaration of love, we get some great adventures, some heartaches all through the eyes of a wonderful woman Sarah Prine.
Sarah is brave, and strong. She never feel like she measures up to the ideal that is expected of a woman in her time. She feels like she isnt quiet, demure, or lady like enough. She finds a man who loves her because she isnt like that and doesnt want her to change.
Historical fiction. In a compelling fiction debut, Nancy E. Turner's unforgettable These is My Words melds the sweeping adventures and dramatic landscapes of Lonesome Dove with the heartfelt emotional sasa of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. Inspired by the author's original family memoirs, this absorbing story introduces us to the questing, indominatable Sara Prine, one of the most memorable women ever to survive and prevail in the Arizona Territory of the late 1800s.
This is a fictionalized version of the author's family memoirs as early settlers in the Territory of New Mexico, which includes present-day Arizona. It focuses mainly on the woman, Sarah Prine, who over the course of a difficult lifetime grew from a nearly illiterate young wife to a courageous, self-educated, and wise leader of her family and community. I found the early parts of the book, in which the author too faithfully reproduces Sarah's rough grammar and ill-chosen vocabulary - this is one of the disadvantages of writing in the first person in this kind of memoir. But that problem does lessen over time, as Sarah's writing begins to reflect her intellectual growth. I read this for my book club and most of the members found it fascinating and well worth reading.
This was one of my most favorite books I have ever read! The detail in which the author goes into by way of Sarah Agnes Prine, makes you think you are right there next to her, sometimes suffering, sometimes overjoyed and in love with Captain Jack!
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This book takes you back in time with Sarah Agnes Prine. I could almost smell her cooking or see the land her mom and her own and watch her kids running back and forth. The love story with her and Jack was just charming and touched with just the right strength and humor. I loved her strength of spirit and character. I have already requested the books that follow this one. Can't wait to dig into them!!!!
I didn't know this story was based on the author's true family history until I finished the book and read reviews. Knowing that this story is woven around true events makes me respect and root for Sarah Prine even more. I loved how the story unfolded through diary entries. What a great story. Wonderful love story.
I didn't expect to like this book when I started it. But I soon found that I couldn't put it down. If anyone doubts that life in the Arizona Territories was hard, read this. It's fiction, but it's based on the author's family history. The protagonist, Sarah Prine, is an incredible woman and I felt like I was missing a friend when I'd finished the book.
What a wonderful story! I didn't want the story to end. And I cannot believe I had this wonderful book on my TBR since February of 2009 and wouldn't go ahead and read it. I just mailed my copy this morning to another lucky PBS member who will, hopefully, find the story to be as wonderful as I did.
I really liked this book! Turner did an excellent job showing the reader how the main character, Sarah, matures through the growing literacy of her journals. So although this first person narrative does limit the reader's perspective, I believe it to be a necessary tool to make the concept of this book work.
Never loved a book more than this one. Could read or listen to it forever. Yes... I also read the other two Nancy Turner novels but here lies the unforgetable LOVE STORY. Couldn't find the words to do it justice.
Exciting, romantic, thrilling and edearing. Shared this with many personal friends and had the joy of reading to my legally blind 94 year old mother. I loved it more during my oral reads. Had to pick up the next one by Nancy Turner "Sarah's Quilt". This book was wonderful in every way.
I listened to the audio of this book. It is a family's memoir of Sarah Prine, a woman who survived and prevailed in the Arizona Territory in the late 1800's. The reader was very good and captured the emotions of Sarah and the strength and physical endurance she needed to survive the hardships she faced. I enjoyed the relationship between Sarah and Jack Elliot, who she truly loved. The author did an incredible amount of research and it truly is a beautiful story that will stay with you a long time. I would highly recommend this book to those who like stories about the western frontier.