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The Diary of Mattie Spenser (1997)
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No one is more surprised than Mattie Spenser herself when Luke Spenser, considered the great catch of their small Iowa town, asks her to marry him. Less than a month later, they are off in a covered wagon to build a home on the Colerado frontier. Mattie's only company is a slightly mysterious husband and her private journal, where she records the joys and frustrations not just of frontier life, but also of a new marriage to a handsome but distant stranger. As she and Luke make life together on the harsh and beautiful plains, Mattie learns some bitter truths about her husband and the girl he lieft behind and finds love where she least expects it. Dramatic and suspenseful, this is an unforgettable story of hardship, friendship and survival.
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A woman's life on the Colorado frontier, told by Mattie McCauley, a homestead bride. She describes the hardships--weather, childbirth, Indians--how she saved Luke, her husband with some fast shooting and how she was betrayed by him when Luke's old flame, Persia came to town. Yet she remains by his side for the sake of the family and the children. By the author of The Persian Pickle Club.
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