This book started a little slow for me. From page 1 to 186 I could take or leave this book, but I like to finish what I start. On page 187 that changed for me. Something happened on that page that touched me to my core and it made me cry for Sarah. From that point on I was hooked.
Sarah is a pioneer traveling with her family in the western territories of the United States in the late 1800s. She is uneducated, but not ignorant. She is hard-working, loving, feisty, and independent. And she goes through many of the struggles that women of that time had to deal with. Illness, death of loved ones, the instability of the relations between the settlers and the Native Americans. Lots of death in this book, but I don't think it was exaggerated for the time period.