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Spring House

(Westward Sagas #1)

3.34  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The Westward Sagas tell the stories of the lives of Scots-Irish families struggling to find happiness on the new frontier. Spring House, the first book of the series, begins in North Carolina in 1762 and paints a vivid picture of colonial life in the backwoods of the North State. Adam Mitchell fought to protect his family and save his farm, but his home was destroyed by Br ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published April 2nd 2012 by Plum Creek Press (first published March 2006)
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Nov 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Based on historical facts and real people, this well-written, fictional account of the Mitchell family during the American Revolutionary War is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. Through good times and bad, they stick together, and along with their neighbors, fight for independence. Lots of interesting history about early settlers in North Carolina and the important battle of Guilford Courthouse.
Karen Sue Lee
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
History brought to life

The book is historical non fiction but narrative. I found the author's fiction story to be believable and intriguing. He writes a strong female 1700's character that I enjoyed. Looking forward to book 2!
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
A free book I've had on my kindle for a while and I'm trying to clear the older ones off. I think this is based on a real family and their lives/events in North Carolina during revolutionary times. It's interesting to see what life was like and how hard it could be. But the book seemed more like it was written as a history for the family, to preserve their heritage so parts of it were slow for me.
Jul 01, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: already-read
The writing on this book was so dry. Barely any descriptions were included at all. It was written for his children so help them know their family history. Half of the book was a list of genealogy names of his family. I read it only because it was written by someone with the same name as my husband.
Though the characters are Revolutionary War heroes, the story is more a family and love story than a war story. Spring House is Book 1 in the Westward Sagas, and the entire series will be consistent with known facts.

Disclaimer: I edited this book; I edit only books that I like.
I liked this book but the writing was not very inspired. It was very straight forward. But if you enjoy history this is a fairly quick read. There are several lists at the end of the book that would prove interesting to anyone who thought they may be related to the family discussed in this book.
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful historical fiction book based on family journals. Based on experiences of the family during the Civil War.
Jayson Smith
Sep 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is from a great local author
Teri Pre
Dec 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads
Quite interesting after getting through so many names, places and dates at the start. This is what you can do with your family tree!
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