Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women by Marianne Monson

This is a very nice compilation of the stories of twelve pioneer women that refused to give up.  The odds aren't good, they've lost everything dear to them, but they have the grit and determination to keep on going when it would be easier to give up and die.  Here are twelve women you can admire.

Shadow Mountain and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can buy a copy now.

This is the type of history book I would have died for back in school.  It's like living history and I couldn't wait to read the next story.

A black slave gets married, has children and is living happily every after until her owner dies.  Then the family is all sold separately.  She never gives up on finding her daughter and they finally reunite sixty years later!

I was amazed to see that a Native American woman made speaking out politically her life's mission.  She'd probably be at Standing Rock right now.

The most intriguing to me was the girl who dressed as a man became the most daring stagecoach driver of the time.  She could handle more horses, was fearless against outlaws and got her freight and people through without mishap.  It wasn't until she died that they learned she was female.  That's amazing.

There are more stories and none of these women were shrinking violets.  They learned to stand up for themselves, fight against the establishment, and achieve their goals.  These things are helpful in life.  

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