LisaRose's Reviews > These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901

These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner
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May 27, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: female-s-perspective, fiction, favorites
Recommended to LisaRose by: Ramona
Recommended for: All who love to read
Read in July, 2008

Given to me as a gift, I would never have selected this book. Now I treasure it and am glad my friend Ramona thought highly enough of me to share the wonder of These Is My Words.

Surely the beginning of the novel is difficult reading as the main character, Sarah Prine, is uneducated. She writes in diary form of her life as a pioneer. Her writing is direct and unassuming and very, very real. As the novel progresses, Sarah self~educates, making it an easier read. No matter how sophisticated her writing becomes, she never loses her voice, and I feel I've come to know Sarah and her family well as she describes her frights, joys, and sorrows, in addition to her thoughts, intimate feelings, and the secrets kept in the darkest parts of her heart.

There was laughter, outrage, amusement, tears, disbelief, an entire range of emotions as I read These Is My Words. I highly recommend it.

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