Thursday, June 21, 2007
A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich
If you feel like your days and long and hard read this book and life will seem a breeze. I read this book for my reading group and really enjoyed it. I takes place in Nebraska at the turn of the century and tells what it was like for those first homesteaders. It was particularly significant to me since I am currently living in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Abbie Mackenzie dreamed of becoming a fine lady like her aristocratic grandmother, devoting herself to music and art. But at eighteen Abbie found a different dream, turning away from the promise of a comfortable life as a doctor's wife to marry handsome, quiet Will Deal. Together, they eagerly accepted the challenge of homesteading in Nebraska territory, where the prairies stretched as far as they could see, and only the strongest survived for long.