Monday, October 18, 2010
The Star Garden
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.