Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart 282 pages Originally published 1914; Copyright renewed 1942.
I read about this book on another book blog, and sorry to say, I can't remember whose blog it was.
Anyway, since I love reading about pioneers in the Old West because, they were tough and were willing to work super hard to create a new life. I visited my library to check the book out. They were able to get it for me on loan from another library.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" is a series of letters written by a young widow and mother who left her job in Denver and moved to Burnt Fork, Wyoming, in 1909 and took up homesteading. Elinore Pruitt Stewart wrote the letters to her former employer in Denver, a Mrs. Coney, and they are full of stories about her adventures and about the other homesteaders around her. My Viewpoint: I loved everything about this book. Elinore was hard-working, and some of her adventures were a bit scary, I never would have had the nerve to do some of the things she did. She married the rancher she set out to work for within 6 weeks. Their affection and respect for one another grew. There were many things to admire about this independent woman who told her story in this series of letters.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" is a part of our vanished past, and Stewart's effusive warmth and her delight in the world cannot fail to capture the hearts of her readers. (Back cover)
I found this book a delightful read and I'm giving it 5***** because I loved it.