Thursday, March 22, 2018

Caroline Little House, Revisited Review...

In this novel authorized by the Little House estate, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a 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.

In the frigid days of February, 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin and the warm bosom of her family, for a new life in Kansas Indian Territory. Packing what they can carry in their wagon, Caroline, her husband Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, head west to settle in a beautiful, unpredictable land full of promise and peril.

The pioneer life is a hard one, especially for a pregnant woman with no friends or kin to turn to for comfort or help. The burden of work must be shouldered alone, sickness tended without the aid of doctors, and babies birthed without the accustomed hands of mothers or sisters. But Caroline’s new world is also full of tender joys. In adapting to this strange new place and transforming a rough log house built by Charles’ hands into a home, Caroline must draw on untapped wells of strength she does not know she possesses.

For more than eighty years, generations of readers have been enchanted by the adventures of the American frontier’s most famous child, Laura Ingalls Wilder, in the Little House books. Now, that familiar story is retold in this captivating tale of family, fidelity, hardship, love, and survival that vividly reimagines our past.



I have been a lover of the Little House books and tv show since I was young.  So when I saw this book I grabbed it.

This book follows the Ingalls as they travel to Indian territory.  Caroline is pregnant with baby Carrie as they travel.  It follows the Ingall's as they struggle to find their new home.  When the sale of their old house falls through they start the journey back to Wisconsin.

I loved reading this story from Caroline's point of view.  I love reading books about strong women and I don't think a women can get any stronger than this.  The plot was fun and exciting.  Everything flowed and was paced really well.  I also fell in love with these characters all over again.

I loved the book so much that I plan on going back to reread and rewatch the series.  If you are looking for a good book based around strong women then look no further.  I also really loved this authors writing style and look forward to reading more by her.

5 strong stars!

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