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Thimble of Soil: A Woman's Quest for Land (Trail of Thread #2)

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Subtitle: A Woman's Quest for Land, Historical Letters 1854-1860
Trail of Thread Series, Book 2

Experience the terror of the fighting and the determination to endure as you stake a claim alongside the women caught in the bloody conflicts of Kansas in the 1850s.

Follow the widowed Margaret Ralston Kennedy (a relative of the author) in this second book of the Trail of Thread se...more
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Published February 1st 2011 by Butterfield Books
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Chris
They had great determination. Moving to Kansas in the 1850's Then being caught in the huge rebellions of the 1850 Free Staters vs Pro Slavery people. Our widow lady and her family kept fighting to make it.
Cold Winters, Drought, not enough food, thieves, And they did it........
God bless them
Great book, very interesting history involved
Chris Granville
Laura
This one was ok. The style of the letters were exactly like the ones from book one, so it did not seem as authentic. Still I am a sucker for a diary.
Kitty
2nd in the series carried on the family story.
Georgiann Hennelly
I was given the audible version in exchange for an honest review. These families had great strength and determination. To move to Kansas during the 1850's. They survived the huge rebellions of the Free staters vs Pro slavery people. Cold winters drought, not having enough food, and thieves. But the widow Margaret Ralston Kennedy and her family kept fighting to survive and they made it. I felt i was actually part of the story and was right there with them. I highly recommend the audible version,...more
marvin shults
Going west.

The family certainly suffered the first few years after their move to Kansas but life improved somewhat in later years. The harsh winters and hot dry summers made for trying to
especially and uncertainties about their food supply each year. The telling of the story was well done and I found it very I interesting.
Jan
I liked this one as good as the first book in the series. I really felt like I was there.
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