These Is My Words

These Is My Words

The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 : Arizona Territories : A Novel

Book - 1998
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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.

Publisher: New York : ReganBooks, 1998.
ISBN: 9780061458033
9780060392253
0060392258
Branch Call Number: TUR
Characteristics: 384 p.

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EscapesToBooks Nov 20, 2017

One of my very favorite books. Historical fiction, adventure and a bit of romance.

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readinghobby
Jul 31, 2017

I loved Turner's MY NAME IS RESOLUTE. Can't wait to read this one, and the others. Great author!

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JaimieL95
Mar 08, 2017

I can't BELIEVE I didn't know about this until 2016. SUCH A GOOD BOOK!!!!!!!!! PICK IT UP RIGHT NOW. I have always been a big fan of the late 1800's-early 1900's...such a Laura Ingalls feel and yet something so profound and beautiful...every word is so intricate. If you love the style of Game of Thrones then you would love this book. Game of Thrones is a popular series for a reason; because it's good. The writing style connects history and the modern universal language that really conveys feelings. So is the same with this book. Sarah is strong, poignant, and she has such a heart of steel no matter what she is going through, or what the people important to her are going through. The beginning touched me so deeply, and that was only the beginning. I have never or very rarely seen the world through the characters eyes as well as with this one. You feel courage when she feels courage, mad when she's mad, and you're happy for her as if she were real.

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rachelhart08
Nov 02, 2016

Such a great read! I would highly recommend to all.

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jrco
Jan 04, 2016

I was immediately captivated by this book and was thrilled to find out there were two additional books in the series. I'm loving the pioneer days, the bygone era.

TulsaTimeTraveler Feb 10, 2014

This novel offers a view of the rugged, untamed pioneer landscape through the eyes of a woman. The most fascinating thing about this book, in my opinion, is that it is based on the actual events in the life of Sarah Agnes Prine, the author's great grandmother. She is described as a strong, stubborn woman who holds her own in a dangerous, dusty wilderness while maintaining a tenderness that allows her to nurture her family and friends. She is wise, hardworking, and determined to carve out a home for herself in the Arizona territories. The ending will leave you curious and tempted to read the other two books in the trilogy, but neither one of them seem to live up to the adventure and the romance delivered in These Is My Words.

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BigOrange
Oct 27, 2013

I enjoyed this novel although will say that it was predictable. I didn't mind that, though, because I like to read about the life and times of the pioneers.

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super7sarah
Oct 03, 2012

I LOVED this book. It was so real and yet wonderfully romantic with a love story that continues long after the wedding day.

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DTownley
Sep 04, 2011

An easy read that you can't put down.

RobertaJ Mar 01, 2011

PLEASE ignore the perfectly awful cover on this simply amazing book! I walked by it on the shelf for years despite great reviews.

For all of us who grew up on the Little House on the Prairie books, this is the (more or less) grownup version. Great for older teens too, as the heroine is 17 when she embarks on a wagon trail journey with her family to "the Territories".

Sarah makes fast friends, faces horrors and loss on the trail, and eventually builds her own strong and loving extended family. There's adventure, and romance, and Sarah's own wry and indomitable spirit. I could not put it down.

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JaimieL95
Mar 09, 2017

JaimieL95 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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JaimieL95
Mar 09, 2017

"He asked me Sarah what is wrong? I said nothing. That made him mad. I don't care."

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