These Is My Words

These Is My Words

The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 : Arizona Territories : A Novel

Book - 1999
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In a novel based on the life of the author's ancestor, Sarah Prine, a child of the westward expansion, records her dreams, marriage, adventures, joys, and sorrows in her diary.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 1999.
Edition: 1st ReganBooksHarperPerrenial ed.
ISBN: 9780061458033
Call Number: TURNER
Characteristics: 384 p. : map ; 21 cm
Subjects: Prine, Sarah Agnes -- Fiction.
Diary fiction.
Western fiction.
Historical fiction.
Arizona -- Fiction.
Women pioneers -- Fiction.


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Dec 25, 2017

This is a fabulous book. It has been on my to-read list for a long time; am I ever glad that I finally read it. Great characters. Definitely a book that will stay with me. I might even have to buy my own copy to revisit Sarah's adventure. Top notch!!

PimaLib_ChristineR Dec 08, 2017

I don't know if it is in part being familiar with the setting, but this book sucked me in and is probably one of the best traditional fictions I've read. I would recommend it to everyone from 10 to 100. Turner does a magnificent job of letting Sarah's voice grow with her as she becomes more educated in life and people. Humourous and heartbreaking.

EscapesToBooks Nov 20, 2017

One of my very favorite books. Historical fiction, adventure and a bit of romance.

Jul 31, 2017

I loved Turner's MY NAME IS RESOLUTE. Can't wait to read this one, and the others. Great author!

Mar 08, 2017

I can't BELIEVE I didn't know about this until 2016. SUCH A GOOD BOOK!!!!!!!!! PICK IT UP RIGHT NOW. I have always been a big fan of the late 1800's-early 1900's...such a Laura Ingalls feel and yet something so profound and beautiful...every word is so intricate. If you love the style of Game of Thrones then you would love this book. Game of Thrones is a popular series for a reason; because it's good. The writing style connects history and the modern universal language that really conveys feelings. So is the same with this book. Sarah is strong, poignant, and she has such a heart of steel no matter what she is going through, or what the people important to her are going through. The beginning touched me so deeply, and that was only the beginning. I have never or very rarely seen the world through the characters eyes as well as with this one. You feel courage when she feels courage, mad when she's mad, and you're happy for her as if she were real.

Nov 02, 2016

Such a great read! I would highly recommend to all.

Jan 04, 2016

I was immediately captivated by this book and was thrilled to find out there were two additional books in the series. I'm loving the pioneer days, the bygone era.

TulsaTimeTraveler Feb 10, 2014

This novel offers a view of the rugged, untamed pioneer landscape through the eyes of a woman. The most fascinating thing about this book, in my opinion, is that it is based on the actual events in the life of Sarah Agnes Prine, the author's great grandmother. She is described as a strong, stubborn woman who holds her own in a dangerous, dusty wilderness while maintaining a tenderness that allows her to nurture her family and friends. She is wise, hardworking, and determined to carve out a home for herself in the Arizona territories. The ending will leave you curious and tempted to read the other two books in the trilogy, but neither one of them seem to live up to the adventure and the romance delivered in These Is My Words.

Oct 27, 2013

I enjoyed this novel although will say that it was predictable. I didn't mind that, though, because I like to read about the life and times of the pioneers.

Oct 03, 2012

I LOVED this book. It was so real and yet wonderfully romantic with a love story that continues long after the wedding day.

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Mar 09, 2017

"He asked me Sarah what is wrong? I said nothing. That made him mad. I don't care."


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