Linda Peavy 1998
Fortunate country, that is one day to receive hearts like Alexandra's into its bosom, to give them out again in the yellow wheat, in the rustling corn, in the shining eyes of youth! -Willa Cather
There are lots of wonderful photographs and period illustrations. There is a section that covers brothels and "married life" so not for younger kids. What I loved the most were the actual diary entries or letters from the women settlers expressing in their own words what their life was like. Fascinating!