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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]

Linda K. Hubalek
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Butter in the Well: A Scandinavian Woman's Tale of Life on the Prairie, 1868-1888
Butter in the Well Series, Book 1
Swedish immigrant Kajsa Svensson Runeberg fights to survive and build a homestead on the Kansas prairie as she and her family faces the trials of weather, disease, accidents, and loneliness.
This historical fiction, written in the form of diary entries dating 1868 to 1888, is based on the actual woman who homesteaded the author's childhood home. True stories gathered on this Swedish family and community show the determination these pioneers had, to face and overcome the conflicts and tragedy that happened in their lives.
"...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.

(Note: Ebook file updated November 28, 2014 to correct formatting issues.)


Editorial Reviews

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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)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003ZHVE0A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,817 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Felt like a biography! 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!! May 6, 2013
By Ajkan
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Butter in the Well by Linda K.Hubalekk 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book! August 19, 2013
By Alice
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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
3.0 out of 5 stars Kansas 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Taming the West 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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3.0 out of 5 stars Too much and too little 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story
A good history lesson.
Published 1 day ago by Norma Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read book .
An excellent book
Published 9 days ago by Dona Steen
3.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed the insights of family life in the prairies
Very interesting look at our past and how it developed ... it was intriguing as well as scary. I enjoyed the insights of family life in the prairies. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed the book
I really enjoyed the book. My husbands grandparents emigrated to Kansas from Russia in the early 1890.s and this book gave me great insight as to what their life was like. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Theresa
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the 1800
I really injoyed this one. I love the 1800;s how they lived back then.
Published 24 days ago by maryjo
4.0 out of 5 stars A glimpse of the past
Such an interesting story of all the work & heartache our ancestors went thru while fighting to establish themselves across America.
Published 1 month ago by Mary Kohne
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Story
Interesting story, well written. The pioneers didn't have an easy life a lot of the time but they persevered leaning on their faith for their strength.
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Story was very interesting and moved at a good pace. Keeping all the names straight and where they've in was sometimes difficult.
Published 2 months ago by George
4.0 out of 5 stars A plain simple story about pioneering in the 1800's. ...
A plain simple story about pioneering in the 1800's. A surprising depth to the story drew me in and kept me reading to the end.
Published 3 months ago by Sheryl Winters
4.0 out of 5 stars Butter in the Well: A Scandinavian Woman's Tale of Life on the Prairie
A diary of the lives of early settlers on the Prairie, the things that took place as the years went by. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

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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