Monday, October 18, 2010

The Star Garden

The Star Garden by Nancy E. Turner 
This is the 3rd installment in the Sarah Agnes Prine series that started with These is My Words.  I wasn't too thrilled with the 2nd, but the 3rd I enjoyed more than the 2nd, but not as much as These is My Words.  In these books the main character is Sarah, and she is a very strong woman.  She battles Indians, outlaws, tornadoes, a drought, attends college, nurses sick babies.  She does it all and is a very strong character.  My only problem was that the author makes her so strong, but then this whole book she goes back and forth over the question of marrying a guy she obviously loves.  She can shoot an Indian without thinking twice, but it takes her almost 300 pages to decide to marry a guy?  That just didn't seem to fit her character and got kind of old after a while.  It was nice to see what finally happens with Sarah and her family.  Life is rough, really rough for Sarah and her family, and at times I thought "again?  they have to go through this again?", and I thought some of the author's references needed more background and explaining (like the war in Mexico part was confusing), but it was worth the read, and now I am ready to move on from Sarah.

1 comment:

  1. I REALLY need to read "These Is My Words" - it's been on my list for years now... perhaps this will be the week I remember when I'm actually in library mode?