It is so fun to find a tresure beneath a beat up cover in the stacks. A patron recommended Hannah Fowler by Janice Holt Giles and I dove right in. Hannah moves west to Kentucky with her father in the 1700′s. After her father receives a dangerous ax injury, she encounters Tice, a settler hunting in the woods. Hannah’s quiet strength maintains her through the upcoming trials.
I have long loved stories of women pioneers, but this book is especially well-written. There is adventure and romance, but the most compelling aspect of the story is her chronicle of day-to-day life as a settler.