Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sixteen Brides book review

I enjoyed this book greatly! It was a fun look at like for a single woman in the late 1800's. Whether single by choice, or circumstances out of her control, it can be a hard time for a woman. Stephanie Grace Whitson took on a huge task in writing several stories in one. She follows the journeys of women, from many walks of life, all seeming to have something to hide. Yet, with one thing in common, a promise of a homestead in Nebraska for willing single women. Friendships form in unusual circumstances as the Ladies Emigration Society make their way from St. Louis, by train. And when they near their destination and find out that their guide was less than truthful, the women must make a choice. Should they continue on the journey to be brides for the lonely men in Dawson County, or stay in Plum Grove and find a life for themselves? Stephanie did a wonderful job in weaving together separate stories into one interesting tale! 

Per the back of the book:

When sixteen brides step off the train in Plum Grove, Nebraska, 
the town may never be the same again! Join Stephanie Grace Whitson 
for this spirited tale of courageous women 
who risk everything for the dream of owning land 
and finding love on the prairies of Nebraska. 

*I received this book from Bethany House Book Review program in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.*

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