Sunday, November 14, 2010

Book Review: These Is My Words

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.

My thoughts:
I loved this book. It was such a wonderful love story. I read it in 2 days and pretty much walked around with a silly grin on my face the whole time just thinking about the fierce love between Jack and Sarah. The way he teases her and loves her for just who she is is so sweet. It doesn't just get up to the engagement and then leave you with "and they lived happily ever after". It shows the real hardships they lived through and how even though they grow and change, their love only grows deeper. The story is written from her perspective (obviously-it's her diary) but it includes some details about him and things he does or writes or says that proves his feeling for her is as deep and unshakable as her own. You never once doubt his feelings for her. The middle of the book is by far the best, but I really loved the whole thing. It reads like a real diary. Sometimes she writes everyday. Sometimes it's months or even years between entries. The characters really come to life and you can feel yourself living this story. I cried at the beginning and at the end and still can't believe how it ends, but it was so good. Did I already say that? It's so good. Read it.


Lisa K said...

I loved that book too! Are you going to read the rest of the series? I own them but I haven't read them yet.

Jerry said...

Nooooo, there's a series? She really did walk around the house with a grin on her face. Do I need to read it in order to be her CPT Jack Elliott?

heidikins said...

Wait, there's a series!?

I love love LOVED this book, such a fantastic read!


Katie said...

I didn't know it was a series. I can't really imagine what it will be about, considering how it ended. But I'll give them a try.

Yes, Jerry you do need to read it. There is a ton of action. Cowboys and Indians, and soldiers, and blood. Hardly any lovey-dovey stuff ;)