Down to the Bonny Glen (Little House: The Martha Years #3)
Martha is frustrated because Mum has said she's too old to be playing on the moors now, and she must have a governess.First there's Miss Norrie. All she must to do is teach Martha sewing and etiquette. But Martha's high spirits are too much for her, and she leaves in a hurry. Martha thinks that's the end of that, but then another governess shows up. Her name is Miss Crow,...more
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- I think because of (view spoiler)[the part where she cooks breakfast for her whole family? And she's like, 8 or 9? (hide spoiler)]
- I used to love but also be quite confused by the Scottish accent that Wiley writes out. Like "och" and "nay." Man, that first one really confused 11-year-old me.["br"]>["br"]>
Anyway, this is supposed to be like the Little House on the Prairie books, but it's about one of Laura's ancestors set in Scotland. Very delightful character, well written historical fiction.
I've read them all before, but it's all I can do to not read ahead during the day.
I especially liked this book because you see Martha becoming aware of how her life is different from the children she played with as a child. Suddenly, she is glimpsing what it means to be a lady.