What The Diary of Mattie Spenser is about:
Mattie marries Luke and they embark on a new life in the untamed frontier known as Colorado. She endures Indian attacks, brutal winters, devastating life events, and uncertainty about the future. She records her deepest secrets in her personal journal...which is brought to light eighty years later.
Why I wanted to read it: I am a huge fan of Sandra Dallas and this book was on my library sale cart for a whopping quarter! I had to buy it!
Source: Library Sale
- I love books that are told in diary form and this one stole my heart with Mattie putting down her deepest fears, her hopes, and the everyday chores of her prairie life.
- I know for a fact that our ancestors were much tougher than any of us today. What a hard and demanding life. One that I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have been able to endure.
- There are pages of her journal that quite literally broke my heart. All of them rang true...living on the frontier took guts and determination. Many women experienced so much sadness and traumatic catastrophes that I wonder how they were able to get out of bed the next day.
- Mattie's story will steal your heart and you will be rooting for this young woman from the beginning to the very end.
This book was everything that I hoped it would be and more. I cried at certain points in the story and found myself wondering what I would do if I had to walk in Mattie's shoes. It has truly given me a new respect for those that ventured into the untamed wild west of America!
Bookish Thoughts #9