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Virtual Book Club: These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner


These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner was our March book club pick, and first reading a review of it on Progressive Pioneer, I thought it sounded really good. Fast forward to February, and the 385 page book was looking a bit daunting on my to-do list. I started it early, and within a few weeks had only read about 75 pages. As I picked it back up again, the book club date looming, I started to read. And I couldn't stop. I couldn't. My reading time got really bad, to the point of ignoring my children's requests of "this and that" *(food? water? nah!:)*to read a few more pages. People, this book is a page turner!
The story is about a woman named Sarah Prine, and it is her (fictional) diary from the late 1800s living in the Southwest Territories and her and her family's trials and joys of living in that time period. This story has everything from history, action, romance, comedy and wit, and I really liked it. The only thing I didn't like was the main character was a bit unbelievable in her naivete towards the first 100 pages or so of the book. It was painfully obvious for the reader, at times, how two different male characters felt towards her but she remained in the dark until later on.
All this to say, it was a really good book, and one I'm looking forward to talking about with my book club!
Up Next: River of Doubt by Candice Millard
Oh my goodness, I just found out this has become book 1 of a 3 part series! I know a few books that have just been added to my summer reading!


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