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My local library does not carry Paulette Jiles on their shelves. I found her quite by chance, when I was researching Wallace Stegner. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bonnye Reed Fry
I read this book years ago and found it profoundly moving and beautifully written. I could not remember the title and have been scouring the Internet looking for it, having only a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lisa Lyons
Historical fiction account of Britt Johnson, an African American free man who moved from Kentucky to Texas with his family towards the end of the Civil War. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MarC
Interesting story based partly on historical fact, could have used better editing.Published 3 months ago by Jean C
The book started off great, but then the action dwindled. The historical context was great throughout, however.Published 4 months ago by SpanishMoss
easy reading. Really gave a lot of info re: that period in our history. Very interestingPublished 4 months ago by james
I read her other book "Stprmy Weather" so I wanted to see what else she had written. It was okay, but not spectacular.Published 4 months ago by debema32
Absolutely authentic. Not prettified. About loyalty and courage when faced with horrible things. Everyone in the story is very real, they meet life on their terms within the limits... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Judy Weston
If you are excited about pioneer historical fiction, this is a good read. Fast-paced, easy reading keeps you focused. Enough twists in the plot to keep you reading.Published 8 months ago by skywriter