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The 1800's were a time of great change on the American frontier. Abbie Mackenzie is one of those people, in the beginning of this charming novel she is a little girl, moving with her family to make a good life and homestead.
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Now, don't think it is all happy times. Hostile Indians were a very real problem, as were prairie fires, blizzards, and the unforgettable threat of fatal accidents or illness. As Abbie grows she faces these challenges and more, including becoming a teacher at the school house while her sweetheart is off fighting in the Civil War.

When Will Deal returns from the war Abbie finds herself his radiant bride. The rest of the tale is of Abbie and Will's life, their homesteading in Nebreska, and raising a family.

This novel reminds the reader of "These Is My Words" by Nancy E. Turner in the fact that it spans many years. The book begins in 1854 with Abbie as a child, and ends when she is an old woman with grandchildren.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Exploring into the wild    -   Yes kind of story    -   colonizing/settling in new area

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Prairie?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lot of descript of crop raising Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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