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Butter in the Well: A Scandinavian Woman's Tale of Life on the Prairie (Butter in the Well Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

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...could well be the most endearing 'first settler' account ever told. Once a reader starts the book, they are compelled to keep reading to see what will happen next on the isolated prairie homestead. Not to be missed! --Capper's Family Bookstore

Hubalek has skillfully blended fiction and historic fact to recreate the life of Swedish homestead, Kajsa Svensson Runeberg. A story of emigrant dreams and pioneer struggles, it is an altogether rewarding story and one that deserves to be told. --Kansas State Historical Society

About the Author

Linda K. Hubalek has written ten historical fiction books about pioneer women that homesteaded in Kansas in the 1800s. Her book series include: Butter in the Well, Trail of Thread, and Planting Dreams. Hubalek lives in Kansas and continues to research and write about the women who made the prairie their home.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3204 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Butterfield Books Inc.; 2 edition (November 25, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 25, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003ZHVE0A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,792 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Linda Hubalek grew up on the Kansas prairie, always wanting to be a farmer like her parents and ancestors. After earning a college degree in Agriculture, marriage took Linda away from Kansas as her husband worked in engineering jobs in several states.

Meanwhile, Linda wrote about pioneer women that homesteaded in Kansas between 1854 to the early 1900s, especially her Swedish immigrant ancestors. Her historical fiction book series are Butter in the Well, Trail of Thread, Planting Dreams and the Kansas Quilter.

She also has a historical western romance series called Brides with Grit.

Linda and her husband finally returned back to Kansas, where they raised American buffalo (bison) for a dozen years.

www.LindaHubalek.com
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Bartholomew on March 18, 2011
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I love good biography and though this apparently is fictionalized, it felt real. My family homesteaded in Oklahoma and I had a sense of knowing more about what my grandmother's life was like back then than ever before. Very readable, I went through this in one day and am ready to continue the series.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ajkan on May 6, 2013
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Loved reading this book about the history of western Kansas and the life of the farm wives of the past!! Couldn't put it down, I just had to know what happened to then next!!!! On to purchase book 2!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Valerie A. Herman on September 14, 2013
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Great book. Very informative. If you like to read about the struggles our pioneer woman went through this is a book for you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alice on August 19, 2013
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I love pioneer stories. We have no idea how hard life can be. The family just came alive on the pages of the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 20, 2013
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Coming from Kansas myself, I enjoyed the diary story of the Swedish settlers. I cannot imagine living in a dugout or the hard lives they lived, especially losing children.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Donna Brown on April 6, 2013
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I'm sure much of this book is Based on the truth of the era and the people . I enjoy historical,pioneer books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mary Kay stinar on September 29, 2013
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Immigrants that settled the west had to have a lot backbone to tame the land they chose to live on. This book shows the courage and strength of a woman who wouldn't let all the set backs get the best of her. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bayberry on July 17, 2014
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This book is so intriguing because it is based on real people in a real place. Fact and fiction is a wonderful combination. And I loved the pictures and maps included! But this is more a record of events or a timeline than a novel. It's written as a journal but skips not just days but months at a time so you get more of a sketchy summary than a story. It compactly covers many years and so has little depth. Instead of getting to know characters, you just read LOTS of names. This may be of interest to people living in the area. More words were spent on the establishment of numerous churches than on personalities or rounding out the dramas of frontier living. A true storyteller has enough story lines here for a lifetime of writing and I would love to read them all, but they are not here.

There are many publishing errors in this book and that disrespects both the buyer/reader and the hard work of the writer. E-publishing should be held to the same standards as print publishing, where this would not pass. This book needs to be pulled and cleaned.
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