Monday, June 7, 2010

these is my words

I just finished this book and absolutely loved it!! I liked it so much that I felt absolutely compelled to write the author and tell her so. I'm sure I made a complete fool out of myself but I just was totally enthralled by the book and couldn't put it down. These Is My Words is a historical fiction novel written in diary form. It is set during a time in Territorial Arizona when life was hard and tenuous. The story is a portrait of the courage and perseverance of one woman, and a love affair that will never be forgotten. I gasped, I laughed, I cried. I highly recommend this!! Any suggestions on my next read??

12 comments:

Wes, Nicki, and Boys said...

I have been dying to read that!! I heard from so many people that it was so good. You just confirmed it so without a doubt, it will be my next read. Have you ever read The Help? I read that a month ago for book club and it was a good one if you haven't read it. Just a suggestion since you are looking for your next read. Not so much a love story, but a very intriguing one none the less.

Caitlyn said...

I also really enjoyed that book. I love historical fiction. I believe it has a sequel, or at least another one by that author (I think Lara told me that because she read it-you'll have to ask her).

Nells-Bells said...

niki -- i did read the help and LOVED it as well. it is such a great book!

cait -- that's right! i remember lara telling me that. i think there are two other books in the series. i will have to check them out. i too am a historical fiction junkie.

Mortons Love said...

You sold me. Do you own it? May I borrow?

Rebekah said...

thanks for the recommend. i'll have to add this to my book list!!

whitneybballs said...

Adding it to my books. Have you read Saving Ceecee Honeycutt? One of my new favorites!

Nells-Bells said...

amanda -- i am bringing it over.

whit -- the ceecee honeycutt book is also on my list! i can't wait to read it.

amelia and crew said...

Have it. Started it. Will start it again. Thank you.

wendyberd said...

yes!!! there are 2 other books - the star garden and sarah's quilt. they are awesome - but the 1st one is the best!!!!

.::still blinking::. said...

Sarah's Quilt is next. You will LOVE IT. I loved this series.

Also, I am currently reading Pope Joan. Seriously so good!

Brittney said...

okay, so i just responed on FB that i would love to borrow your book without actually having come on here to see what it is...and I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! it is (honestly) one of my top-5 all-time (can you beat captain jack & pride & pred's mr. darcy? hardly...). LOVED. the sequel (sarah's quilt, and i think there might be another one after that even) was kind of a letdown, though. just fyi.

JoLynn said...

I read it too and loved it! Now you must read the next 2 in the series. They are wondeful as well. I have them should anyone want to borrow them.