A moving, exciting, and heartfelt American saga inspired by the author's own family memoirs, these words belong to Sarah Prine, a woman of spirit and fire who forges a full and remarkable existence in a harsh, unfamiliar frontier. Scrupulously recording her steps down the path Providence has set her upon - from child to determined young adult to loving mother - she shares the turbulent events, both joyous and tragic, that molded her, and recalls the enduring love with cavalry officer Captain Jack Elliot that gave her strength and purpose.
Rich in authentic everyday details and alive with truly unforgettable characters, These Is My Words brilliantly brings a vanished world to breathtaking life again.
©1998 Nancy E. Turner (P)2014 Tantor
"A lushly satisfying romance, period-authentic, with true-grit pioneering." (Kirkus)
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What a lovely and exciting way to "live" Sarah's life with her. To hear of their lives and joys and fears and sorrows. I felt every emotion possible. I laughed and I cried. This is the story of one very strong woman. Far more accomplished and brighter than even she knew. Quite a spit fire! Will recommend this book to many friends.
"Loved..LOVED this book!"
This is an amazing story of wonderful people and finding joy in their journey! I laughed, cried and felt like I was part of their lives!!! A new favorite for sure!!!
"Amazing Epic Pioneering Woman Story"
The kind of book that you miss for days after its concluded. Such adventure and celebration of the good things in life despite circumstances.
"Worst Narration I've Encountered in a Long Time"
I will definitely read another book by Nancy E. Turner. I will never purchase another book narrated by Amy Rubinate.
The narrator's voice was quite slow, with a strong nasal sound, combined with a somewhat forced accent at times. It was very distracting from the story, and made it quite difficult to get through the book.
I will never purchase another book with this narrator.
"A story of the Wild West"
This was a great historical fiction novel about The struggles of life in the 1800s as people moved to the Western part of the United States in a wagon-train. Sarah and her family moved to set up their home. She lived a life full of struggles and hardships. It was a realistic depiction of how life could have been in the wild west. Sarah's journal tells about the wonderful loving relationship between herself and Capt. Jack Elliott. Sarah had many ups and downs and throughout all of her trials and tribulations she manages to come through it all to the other side still determined and willing to live another day.
Strong pioneer woman, I'm going to miss her :) sorry to finish the book after years of 'struggles with Sarah.'
This was a well written book. It was traumatic but real and you laugh and cry. It is a good historical fiction.
"Outstanding historical novel"
I cannot wait to see the movie production of this book. Unfortunately, movies are never as good as the books.
"What a life!"
These is My Words is one of my favorite historical works of semi-fiction! The journal entries are so real, the language so rich that I was captivated from the first sentence!
I enjoyed the performer, although my sister said that the one SHE listened to was 'better.' The reader's voice was soothing, and easy to listen to. Cannot wait to listen to more of Nancy E Turner!
One of my top five favorite books of all time! I rest it several years ago and listened to it this time. It's REAL.
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