This book showed a family and not one was redeeming in any way. I was ashamed of each at some point in the book. The fact that toward the end the women rallied and became less reprehensable is I guess to their credit. I wondered why I wasted my time reading about them.
Fast reading and joyful, but somewhat too real for anyone who has gone through this type of experience. It truly explained the love/hate relationship between the abuser and abused and the intensity of the love that makes one stay too long.
Wonderful account of two woman walking from Oregon to New York in 1896, what they encounter and what the cost is of their trip and the loss of the reward of $10,000. It shows the spirit of the pioneer women to endure whatever life handed them and to strive for better and the ability to move outside of the normal thinking and do what must be done. This was wonderful and I feel beneficial to anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge of this country's history.
Wow, Henry VIII was a blood thirsty, vain brute and to be his wife was not a safe direction to take. The sceaming and positioning for favor in his court was laughable but for the deadly consequences to those out of favor. To be a woman of that time and be used and disposed of as easily is shocking and makes me thankful for the times I live in.
Although some of this book is based on speculation it is interesting to have history interpreted at such a personal level. I feel for the wives of Henry VIII who was a monster and murderer. The Spanish Princess, later Queen of England, Katherine was wonderful.