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Never Miss A Sunset (Gilge, Jeanette. Never Miss A Sunset Pioneer Family Series, Bk. 2.)

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In the early 1900's thirteen-year-old Ellen, the oldest of ten children, struggles with her family through a bitter winter on their northwoods Wisconsin homestead.
Paperback, 218 pages
Published May 1st 1988 by Lifejourney Books (first published 1975)
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Wayne S.
It is 1903, and thirteen year old Ellen Verleger lives with her Papa Al, Mama Emma, older brothers Al and Fred, and younger siblings Minnie, Ed, Len, George, John, Gertie, and baby Roy, on their homestead at the German settlement near Tomahawk in the north woods of Wisconsin. The family is struggling through a bitter winter. Mama is having another baby, and Ellen is so worn out helping her take care of the house and the other children that she secretly wishes something would happen to the baby. ...more
This story has special meaning for me, as Emma is my great great grandmother.
Great book, but her mom was a WRECK!
Cindy Adkins
I LOVED this series! It took me back in time. I so enjoyed comparing my 'simple' life to the hard work of these young wives. A simple thing like sleeping in and letting the fire go out was a MAJOR thing! This book has me baking bread from scratch and making a patchwork quilt. I loved the fact that it dealt with relationships, but it was not just a historical fiction book ALL ABOUT the love story. It was like a diary from the lives of these women. I would love to find MANY more books like this!!
The title of this book just came back to me when I was looking at sunset photos! I read this back when I was nine or so, and I recall liking it, but not finding it as exciting as I would wish. I might like it better today than I did then. It reminded me somewhat of the Little House books, which I like. I wish we still had it so I could reread it.
This book was really great, I love reading stories about pioneers and what they had to go through. This book, along with all of the others, tought me many life-long lessons. I found it in a box in the attick and I am so glad I did.
I remember really enjoying this book and it was one of the first books to make me cry. I also think of this book whenever I see a magnificent sunset!
I had a bit of trouble getting into the book at first, but once I did, I enjoyed it. Great for fans of Janette Oke.
I loved this book growing up....I was around 12 I think when I read it and still have it today. I love Emma!
This story has special meaning for me, as Emma is my great great grandmother.
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Jeanette Gilge
1924- 2002

Place of Birth: Phillips, WI

Triton Summer writer's Workshop award, 1974; David C. Cook juvenile award, 1975, for City-Kid Farmer.

Personal Information:
Family: Surname is pronounced with two hard "g"s; born March 31, 1924, in Phillips, WI; daughter of Edward and Emma (Meier) Kudrna; married Kenneth Gilge, September 26, 1942; children: Donna (Mrs. Ron Childress),
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