These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901
A moving, exciting, and heartfelt American saga inspired by the author's own family memoirs, these words belong to Sarah Prine, a woman of spirit and fire who forges a full and remarkable existence in a harsh, unfamiliar frontier. Scrupulously recording her steps down the path Providence has set... show more
A moving, exciting, and heartfelt American saga inspired by the author's own family memoirs, these words belong to Sarah Prine, a woman of spirit and fire who forges a full and remarkable existence in a harsh, unfamiliar frontier. Scrupulously recording her steps down the path Providence has set her upon—from child to determined young adult to loving mother—she shares the turbulent events, both joyous and tragic, that molded her, and recalls the enduring love with cavalry officer Captain Jack Elliot that gave her strength and purpose. Rich in authentic everyday details and alive with truly unforgettable characters, These Is My Words brilliantly brings a vanished world to breathtaking life again.
Publish date: April 1st 2008
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Sarah Agnes Prine (#1)
My friends we think our life is hard now, think if we had to live in 1881. Their constant struggle for survival lasted from sunup to sundown, lacking our modern conveniences they leaned on each other for strength and endurance and they prayed that someone would hear them in their hour of need. It wa...
This is written as the diary of a pioneer woman, Sarah Prine, traveling with her family through the Arizona Territory from 1881 to 1901. I admit I didn't get far in. Diary format is pretty tricky. It can come across as rather thin and depends on a strong voice. As you can tell from the very title, t...
"Taking up marriage is a good excuse for taking up cursing, I think."Amen, sister.Oh my goodny, I am so glad I read this book. I actually read it over a span of a little less than a month, which is quite unusual for me. Don't take that as an indication that I found it boring, because that couldn't...
"These Is My Words" is a beautiful and tragic account of the life and times of a young woman and her family living in the American Southwest in the late 1800s.Sarah Prine is seventeen years old when she starts writing her journal as she and her family join a small wagon train from their current home...
In a short piece at the end of the edition I read, Nancy Turner explains that Sarah Agnes Prine was her great-grandmother, and that the book was inspired by the real-life tales she heard of her as a child. The simple diary format of the book gives insight into Sarah’s thoughts and conveys the feel o...