This beautiful and tragic book ranks as one of my favorite Willa Cather novels.
Though difficult to describe to one who is unfamiliar with the style, the story is lovely, wistfully romantic... and Cather's sparkling prose is simply unequaled.
She is confronted by choices that will determine a future of introspection and sadness.
The book takes readers to one of Ms. Cather's favorite places in the world, Nebraska's Platte River Valley, time 1901. Read morePublished 8 months ago by josephine briggs
I had to get this for a class but genuinely enjoyed it. I recommend it for a very good read.Published 13 months ago by Steph
ICan't Get Enough of Willa Cather. The young Lucy Gayheart tells such a beautiful story of a young girl growing up with goals and dreams and nearly achiving them. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mary C. Campbell
I had read this back in 1998 and got a hankering to read it again, so I bought the book AND the kindle version -- I'm a songwriter and found the book so inspiring that I have... Read morePublished 16 months ago by ChristineLavin
What a touching love story. Willa Cather is such a wonderful writer. I have gone on to read a number of her books. Read morePublished 17 months ago by B.H.
A less well-known jewel-box of a book by Willa Cather. I'm so glad I didn't miss this well-crafted and beautifully written novel about an unforgettable young rural woman's first... Read morePublished 19 months ago by bdwrite
Willa Cather is one of my favorite authors and Lucy became very real to me. I love her descriptions of the landscapes and of the little towns in which very interesting characters... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Linda West
There is something about a Willa Cather novel that has a long lasting affect, even after the last page has been read. Read morePublished on March 28, 2012 by Christian Engler
Lucy Gayheart is a quintessentially innocent teenager who is beautiful, happy, inquisitive, and self-assured. From the small town of Haverford, i.e. Read morePublished on September 21, 2011 by M. Schilling