Saturday, November 25, 2017

Caroline: Litte House, Revisited

Synopsis (from Amazon): In this novel authorized by the Little House estate, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before - Caroline Ingalls, Ma in Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books. 
In the frigid days of February 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin and the warm bosom of her family for a new life in Kansas Indian Territory. Packing what they can carry in their wagon, Caroline, her husband, Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, head west to settle in a beautiful, unpredictable land full of promise and peril. 
The pioneer life is a hard one, especially for a pregnant woman with no friends or kin to turn to for comfort or help. The burden of work must be shouldered alone, sickness tended without the aid of doctors, and babies birthed without the accustomed hands of mothers or sisters. But Caroline's new world is also full of tender joys. In adapting to this strange new place and transforming a rough log house built by Charles' hands into a home, Caroline must draw on untapped wells of strength she does not know she possesses. 
For more than 80 years, generations have been enchanted by the adventures of the American frontier's most famous child, Laura Ingalls Wilder, in the Little House books. Now that familiar story is retold in this captivating tale of family, fidelity, hardship, love, and survival that vividly reimagines our past.

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  I was (and am) a HUGE fan of Little House on the Prairie books and the TV show.  When I first heard about this book, I couldn't wait to read it.  The books and the show never really focused on Caroline.  The book Caroline: Little House, Revisited, is a wonderful tribute to Ma!  We are allow to really get to know and understand her, including how important family was to her.  She made so many sacrifices for her family and was a very strong and caring women. 

I really enjoyed Caroline: Little House, Revisited and am hoping there will be more (at least a sequel).  Please let there be more!

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: Yes.  I am hoping there is a sequel to Caroline: Little House, Revisited.

Sarah Miller began writing her first novel at the age of ten, and has spent the last two decades working in libraries and bookstores. She is the author of two previous historical novels, Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller, and The Lost Crown. Her nonfiction debut, The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century, was hailed by the New York Times as "a historical version of Law & Order." She lives in Michigan.

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