Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller arrived on Wednesday. I tried to pick it up and read Wednesday night but found that I was just too tired. The same could be said for the remainder of the work week. I was disappointed because I really was excited about it. Eventually, I found myself ensconced in my chair with the book for all of Saturday afternoon and again this afternoon, until now as I finished it.
A blurb on the jacket states:
"Sarah Miller vividly re-creates the beauty, hardship, and joy of
the frontier in this dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story
that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never
before - Caroline Ingalls, "Ma" in Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books."
This book was authorized by The Little House Heritage Trust and I can see why - I loved it. I don't need to explain the plot of this story, as I imagine most of you reading, either saw the television show or read the books. If you loved it when you were young then I think you would most definitely like this book. The Little House books were told from Laura's point of view and this book tells it from Caroline's; and tells it very well.
I will say the ending kind of shocked me but that's because I am mainly remembering the television show, but it made perfect sense that it ended the way it did.
I can also honestly say, that I could not have done it. ANY of it. I seriously would have died before we even got to where we were going. The trip to Kansas was dangerous and harrowing.
No, I am very happy to have been born in an age where there are cars, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, etc. And especially the internet.