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By Sandra Dallas

Nobody is extra stunned than Mattie Spenser herself whilst Luke Spenser, thought of the good capture in their small Iowa city, asks her to marry him. lower than a month later, they're off in a coated wagon to construct a house at the Colerado frontier. Mattie's purely corporation is a marginally mysterious husband and her inner most magazine, the place she documents the fun and frustrations not only of frontier lifestyles, but additionally of a brand new marriage to a good-looking yet far away stranger. As she and Luke make existence jointly at the harsh and lovely plains, Mattie learns a few sour truths approximately her husband and the lady he lieft at the back of and reveals love the place she least expects it. Dramatic and suspenseful, this can be an unforgettable tale of problem, friendship and survival.

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There was another reason for his solitary trip, and of this one, I am not so pleased. Luke did not want my interference when he disposed of the horses, though he would have come out better had he had it. When he returned, I told him he had made a poor bargain in exchanging the team for two pairs of oxen, a buttermilk named Red, an 舠Alice Ann舡 horse, and a milk cow. The grays are worth $500, while oxen may be had for $125 the pair, and when Luke admitted he had traded straight across, I told him he had been plucked in the manner of the chicken.

It is the repository, as well, for my Holy Bible and Dr. Chase舗s Recipes, or Information for Everybody, for which I gave a dollar. Sister Mary tucked in scraps of rose madder-dyed goods for a quilt and pillow slips trimmed in lace. She and the other girls at home worry that I will not have pretty things in Colorado Territory, but I say I don舗t need them. The way Luke describes our new homestead, I think it will be prettier than anything I could take with me. This little book comes, too, hidden in the secret compartment of the trunk.

Walter died two years ago, and realtors have been hounding Hazel to sell ever since. Although Hazel looks and acts twenty years younger than her age, she舗s wise to go into a home where someone can keep an eye on her, because she refuses to slow down or take precautions. Sooner or later, she舗s bound to fall. All the neighbors are sorry about her decision, however, because Hazel is a hoot, more fun than anybody on the block. She舗s also a treasury of neighborhood history, remembering, for instance, when Dwight Eisenhower married Mamie Doud, who lived over on Lafayette Street.

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