Book Review: Prairie Rose

Prairie Rose is the first book in a series of books written by Susan Kirby.

It is a heart warming book of love and adventure. The main character is a 17 year old girl, Libby, who goes from being a house maid for her Dad and brothers after her mother's death to being a store keeper and post mistress in the country store she inherits. She soon becomes actively involved in her new town and the lives of the people who live there.

There is enough history in the book, that I would call it a historical novel. I love reading books that are entertaining, yet I finish feeling like I learned something. In this book I learned more about what life was like in the coal mine towns as well small growing towns of the early 1900s.

It is also a Christian, though not preachy, book and contains many encouraging gems. Libby learns through all that she faces in the book that there is a God and that He does have a perfect plan for each of our lives.

Prairie Rose is also a love story. Libby has 2 totally different suitors vying for her attention. She has to learn which one God has planned for her.

I look forward to reading the other books in this series - As the Lily Grows and When the Lilacs Bloom.

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