I have read other books by this author and liked them. This book, however, was a disappointment. It was hard to get into, boring, and completely unrealistic. I kept telling my husband, '"this is the dumbest book I have ever read". He told me to just put it down and start another one, but I persevered and finished it. It may be just me since there are so many good reviews. I don't get it though. This book didn't stand up, in my opinion. Please don't waste your money on it. Sorry.
I like to read a series when I have all the books in the series on hand. I can go right from book 1 to book2 and so forth. I enjoy re3ading how people of old handles the hardships they faces when going into new parts of the country that was being settled.